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ExxonMobil introduces Enable™ 1617 performance polyethylene

Ideal for thin-gauge hand wrap applications, the new resin is designed to help provide high tenacity and consistent extrusion, as well as help enable the incorporation of high loading levels of post-consumer recycled content.

Neste, Mitsubishi Corporation agree on strategic partnership to develop supply chains for renewable chemicals and plastics

Neste and Mitsubishi Corporation (“MC”) have agreed to establish a strategic partnership focusing on developing value chains for renewable chemicals and plastics for and with Japanese brands. The partners are targeting brands in industries such as food and beverage, apparel, and consumer electronics.

LOTTE Chemical develops high-intensity, flame-resistant PP products for electric vehicle batteries

LOTTE Chemical has developed high-intensity, flame-resistant polypropylene products that can delay thermal runaway in electric vehicle batteries.

World’s first supply chain established for sustainable polyester fiber based on CO2-derived, renewable and bio-based materials

A consortium of seven companies across five countries has jointly established a supply chain for more sustainable polyester fiber. Instead of fossil materials, renewable and bio-based materials as well as carbon capture and utilization will be used in the manufacturing of polyester fibers.

Cepsa begins construction of the first chemical plant in Spain to produce the base for hydroalcoholic gels

Cepsa has begun construction on a new €75-MM, 80,000-tpy isopropyl alcohol plant in Spain.

Technip Energies acquires technology from Shell to accelerate bio-polyester production

Technip Energies and Shell Catalysts & Technologies announce a technology transfer agreement which accelerates the commercialization of Technip Energies’ Bio-2-Glycols technology for bio-based mono ethylene glycol (MEG) production from glucose.

Mammoet completes heavy haul for Portugal's Sines Industrial Complex's ALBA project

The ALBA project will see significant expansion of the Sines Industrial Complex in Portugal. This large facility includes a linear polyethylene plant and a polypropylene plant.  

INEOS commissions new pilot line to co-develop recyclable flexible packaging films

INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe has become the first polymer producer in the world to successfully commission a new pilot line that it will use with customers to co-develop recyclable flexible packaging films. The multi-million Euro investment could help to prevent around 1 MMtpy of waste from being sent to landfill.

New Energy Blue and ARCO/Murray partner to build biomass refineries to produce sustainable fuels and chemicals

New Energy Blue, the clean-energy developer whose technology converts agricultural waste into lowest-carbon biofuels and biochemicals, and ARCO/Murray announced a partnership to build out the New Energy Biomass Refinery designed platform across the American Midwest.

China produces first nuclear-generated steam for petrochemicals plant

China's first nuclear-based steam generation project began production on Wednesday, state-run China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) said in a Wechat post announcing the latest step in Chinese efforts to decarbonize heavy industry.