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Posted on November 28th, 2017 by Joseph Chang in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis
An acquisition by LyondellBasell of Brazil-based polymers giant Braskem would make an excellent strategic fit, and would also be financially feasible with LyondellBasell’s strong and flexible balance sheet. Continue reading “LyondellBasell / Braskem Makes Strategic Sense but Complexities Unique” »
Posted on September 1st, 2017 by Al Greenwood 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” »
Posted on August 14th, 2017 by Joseph Chang in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis
Clariant’s oxidation catalyst pilot reactor in Heufeld, Germany.
Switzerland-based specialty chemicals company Clariant is developing “optimized, improved versions” of catalysts to produce olefins, methanol, and ammonia, said the head of its catalysts research and development (R&D) department. Continue reading “Clariant Targets Improved Chemical Catalysts” »
Posted on June 30th, 2017 by Al Greenwood in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis
INEOS’s new expansion projects in Europe will rely on feedstock imported from the US, with the company taking further advantage of the influx of feedstock from the opposite side of the Atlantic. Continue reading “INEOS joins US in building next wave of shale projects” »