Polymers

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.

Mammoet awarded contract for polymer expansion on Texas gulf coast

ROSHARON, Texas- Mammoet has been awarded a contract by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. (MHIA) to support a large polymer production plant expansion project on the Gulf Coast in Texas.

Driving innovation in the downstream: IRPC returns to New Delhi

Adrienne Blume, Hydrocarbon Processing

Gulf Publishing Company and Hydrocarbon Processing are pleased to announce that IRPC 2017 will be held April 18–20 in New Delhi.

The Chemours Company awards Jacobs long-term field services contract

DALLAS -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. received a five-year field services contract from The Chemours Company FC LLC for its Washington Works Facility in West Virginia.

Repsol starts-up new pilot plant for its polycarbonate polyol

Repsol is developing a product for manufacturing a new type of polyol, polycarbonate polyol, which will partially replace its raw material, propylene oxide (a limited fossil resource) with the abundant and sustainable alternative, CO2.

IHS: Asia driving strong global demand for polyethylene

HOUSTON – Led by China and India, rising middle class consumers in Asia and elsewhere are driving increasing global demand for polyethylene, a key plastic, according to new research from IHS Markit. The world’s most used plastic, PE is essential for the production of numerous materials ranging from film for packaging and grocery bags, to detergent bottles and pipe for construction.

Braskem starts up new US polyethylene plant

LA PORTE, Texas – Braskem, the largest thermoplastics resins producer in the Americas, announced the startup of its new UTEC Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) production plant at its La Porte, Texas site. Braskem sells high-performance UHMWPE under the trade name UTEC, developed and produced through Braskem's proprietary technologies.