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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.

PTTGC wants to turn Map Ta Phut (Thailand) into petrochemicals hub

The company aims to build growth opportunity for Map Ta Phut to position it as a Southeast Asian hub.

Grace licenses UNIPOL polypropylene technology to Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd.

W. R. Grace announced that Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), the second largest Indian oil marketing company, has expanded its licenses for Grace’s UNIPOL® polypropylene (PP) process technology.

Univation launches new PE process to produce LDPE and EVA resins

Univation Technologies announced the launch of its latest licensed technology platform – a tubular high-pressure PE process enabling production of both low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and ethyl-vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymer resins which is offered under the brand name UNIGILITY™ Tubular High Pressure PE Process Technology.

Avient announces Asia manufacturing and availability of Cesa non-PFAS process aid

Avient Corporation, a premier provider of specialized and sustainable materials solutions and services, is expanding the recent launch of its Cesa™ Non-PFAS Process Aid to Asia.

BASF researching CO2-neutral production of bio-based fumarate using bacteria found in cow stomachs

With the bacterium Basfia succiniciproducens, BASF would like to transform sugar and carbon dioxide into fumaric acid, an important intermediate for chemical production.

Borealis to establish recyclate-based polyolefins compounding line in Belgium

Borealis announced the installation of a semi-commercial demonstration recyclate-based polyolefins (rPO) compounding line in Beringen, Belgium.

DuPont announces plan to separate into three separate companies

DuPont announced a plan to separate into three distinct, publicly traded companies.

Ecocortec optimizes VPI film recycling loop

EcoCortec announced that it has closed another plastic recycling loop with the first delivery of plastic waste from its customer Jakob Schober GmbH (Waldorf, Germany) to Beli Manastir, Croatia.

L’OCCITANE en Provence and CARBIOS present a PET bottle made from enzymatic recycling

CARBIOS, L’OCCITANE en Provence and Pinard Beauty Pack join forces to establish an efficient European value chain for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) circularity.