Polymers

MOL Group partners with Evonik, thyssenkrupp for Polyol Project

BUDAPEST — Half a year after the announcement of the 2030 strategy, MOL Group has reached an important milestone in its industrial transformational journey. The license agreements signed with Evonik and thyssenkrupp, will enable MOL to produce propylene oxide, a key component for the production of polyether polyols. MOL intends to become a significant producer of polyether polyols, high-value intermediates for products applied in the automotive, packaging and furniture industries.

Braskem to invest $675 MM in 6th US-based polypropylene plant

BRASILIA (Reuters) — Braskem SA, Latin America's largest petrochemical company, will invest $675 MM to build a sixth US-based polypropylene-production plant, the company said on Wednesday.

Use of neural networks for naphtha feed characterization in a cracker plant

Padmavathi, G., Jasra, R. V., Modi, M., Parmar, K. K., Reliance Industries Ltd.; Dash, S. K., Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University

Olefins are major building blocks for petrochemicals. Due to their reactivity and versatility, there has been tremendous growth in the demand for olefins, especially for light olefins such as ethylene, propylene, butenes and 1,3-butadiene, etc.

ADNOC targets growing polymers market from China’s auto, infrastructure sectors

ABU DHABI, UAE – The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is targeting rapid growth in demand for its polymer products from China’s automotive industry and the country’s investment in gas and electricity infrastructure.

CB&I announces startup of polypropylene technology pilot plant

THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- CB&I announced the inauguration of its Novolen technology polypropylene pilot plant, a new section of its Research and Development (R&D) center in Pasadena, Texas.

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.

From olefins to oxygenates: Fuel additives, solvents and more

Streich, T., Kömpel, H., Geng, J., Renger, M., thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG

Oxygenates are hydrocarbons containing oxygen atoms as part of their molecular structure.

Extract the best from your PVC reactor

Jain, S., Patil, R. C., Gupta, A., Reliance Industries Ltd.

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is the world’s third-most widely produced commodity polymer, after polyethylene (C2H4)n and polypropylene (C3H6)n.

Simulation for the prevention of hydrates during FCC gas processing

Karakaya, M., Rakib, M., Musharfy, M., Suleiman, M., Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Co. (TAKREER)

In the last decade, maximizing refinery production of polymer-grade propylene (PGP) has gained importance due to high demand from the petrochemical industry.

Trelleborg inaugurates new polyurethane facility in Retford, England

Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation inaugurated its new purpose built facility in Retford, England, further enhancing its polyurethane manufacturing capabilities.