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Industry Perspectives: Hydrocarbon Processing’s IRPC returns to Europe in June

Lee Nichols, Hydrocarbon Processing

Founded in 2009, Gulf Publishing Company and Hydrocarbon Processing’s International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) provides a series of events for the international downstream industry covering technical innovations, and exploring both the challenges and opportunities found in today’s market.

Materia expands Proxima manufacturing facilities in Texas

PASADENA, Calif. – Materia Inc., a company in the development and manufacturing of catalysts and advanced polymers, is expanding its Proxima thermoset resins manufacturing capacity fivefold in Huntsville, Texas.

Pakistan's PARCO to upgrade refinery using Honeywell technologies

DES PLAINES, Ill. -- Honeywell announced that Pak-Arab Refinery Limited (PARCO) will use technologies from Honeywell UOP and Honeywell Process Solutions to upgrade its Mid-Country Refinery near Multan, Pakistan, enabling it to meet growing domestic demand for cleaner-burning fuels.

PBT polyester evaluation on catalyst and secondary reactions

Shirpurkar, V., Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem)

Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) is an important, versatile thermoplastic polyester that has exceptional resistance to both heat and chemicals.

Enhancements in EO/EG production technology

Van Milligen, H., Shell Global Solutions International BV; VanderWilp, B., Wells, G., CRI Catalyst Co.

The markets for ethylene oxide (EO) and ethylene glycol (EG) continue to see attractive growth. This means that at least one or two new plants will need to be constructed every year if the industry is to meet forecast demand.

CB&I awarded technology contract for refining, petchem project in China

THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- CB&I announced it has been awarded a substantial contract for the license, engineering design and catalyst supply for five proprietary technologies to be used in an integrated refining and petrochemical project in China.

Wantong Petrochemical first to use Honeywell hydrotreating catalyst

DES PLAINES, Ill. – Honeywell announced that Wantong Petrochemical Group is producing ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel using Honeywell UOP’s new HYT-6219 hydrotreating catalyst.

AFPM Annual '17: Daily editions of the official conference newspaper

SAN ANTONIO -- Enclosed are digital copies of all three daily editions of the official conference newspaper of the AFPM 2017 Annual Meeting, held at the Marriott Rivercenter.

Hindustan Petroleum refinery to use Honeywell UOP technology

DES PLAINES, Ill. – Honeywell announced that Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited is using technologies from Honeywell UOP for the expansion and modernization of its refinery at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh on the southeast coast of India.

Clariant launches new phosphoric acid catalyst for fuel upgrading

MUNICH – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the launch of PolyMax 850, a catalyst for petroleum refineries. The new phosphoric acid catalyst increases polygasoline, nonene and tetramer yields at lower operating temperatures, reducing costs and boosting productivity. Compared to previous generations of the PolyMax series, the new catalyst offers an even longer service life.