Nov. 10, 2014News & Opinions
In a Manifesto on the Competitiveness of the Plastics Industry in Europe presented at a conference held in Brussels on Nov.4, the two organizations representing plastics producers and processors - Plastics Europe and European Plastics ...
Oct. 28, 2014Topics
The European chemical industry has reduced its forecast growth in chemicals output in 2014 in the face of evidence of an economic slowdown both in Europe and in the world's fast expanding markets such as China and Brazil.
Oct. 17, 2014News & Opinions
The US shale gas boom is leading to construction of petrochemical and plastics production facilities in regions that have never before seen similar investment.
Oct. 01, 2014News & Opinions
ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions has been chosen by Formosa Plastics to supply the Steam Active Reforming (STAR) process developed by its predecessor Uhde for a 545,000 t/y propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant the Taiwan-based plastics ...
Sep. 29, 2014News & Opinions
Jim Ratcliffe, chairman of petrochemicals giant Ineos, which recently acquired a stake in a UK shale gas exploration license, has launched an initiative to promote public acceptance of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
Sep. 25, 2014News & Opinions
Petrochemicals giant LyondellBasell said it is weighing further expansion of its ethylene capacity at Channelview, Texas, potentially adding as much as 550 million lb/y (nearly 250,000 t/y) up to 2017.
Sep. 02, 2014Topics
What have sustainability and social responsibility to do with the financial performance of a materials company and the value it creates for its shareholders? A conversation with Ton Büchner, CEO of AkzoNobel, provides astonishing answers ...
Aug. 26, 2014News & Opinions
The UK's Labour party has said it want to strengthen regulation of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. It planned to introduce a series of amendments to the infrastructure bill being debated in the House of Lords on Aug. 26.
Aug. 22, 2014News & Opinions
As predicted by market watchers, Shell has revealed plans to sell off some of its portfolio of natural gas holdings to focus on the Marcellus and Utica shale formations in the northern part of the US state of Pennsylvania.
Aug. 21, 2014News & Opinions
Sabic has joined the growing list of petrochemical producers upgrading their facilities to enable processing of ethane-based light feed in the wake of the US shale gas boom.
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