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Europe Chemical Producer Ponder Harvey Impact, German Train Issues

Posted on September 26th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Some European companies have noted a degree of disruption in their markets caused by Hurricane Harvey in the US chemicals hub of Texas and Louisiana. But Europe’s industry is growing more concerned by the day about a less dramatic logistical issue, Germany’s rail transport problems. Continue reading “Europe Chemical Producer Ponder Harvey Impact, German Train Issues” »

Hurricane Harvey and Arkema Peroxide Plant Explosions

Posted on September 5th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

The flooded Arkema plant in Crosby, Texas, where explosions continued to take place on September 1, 2017 (Source: ABC News, http://abcnews.go.com, September 1, 2017)

I doubt hurricane Harvey needs any introductions.  Dozens of people have been killed and thousands of houses destroyed and damaged.  Continue reading “Hurricane Harvey and Arkema Peroxide Plant Explosions” »

Hurricane Harvey May Delay New Plant Start-Ups

Posted on September 1st, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The disruptions caused by Hurricane Harvey could delay the start-up of new plants that were expected during the upcoming months – on top of all the shutdowns it caused to existing sites. Continue reading “Hurricane Harvey May Delay New Plant Start-Ups” »