Polymers

Viewpoint: The need for change—Why the industry is looking at crude-to-chemicals

Birdsall, C., ExxonMobil

As the world’s population increases and living standards continue to improve, the demand for energy and chemicals is stronger than ever before.

Hydrocarbon Processing Awards

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the finalists for its second annual awards.

Global Project Data

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database is tracking more than 1,600 projects around the world, representing more than $1.8 T in capital expenditures.

Editorial Comment: What is the future role of the process engineer?

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

During the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE’s) Spring Meeting, held in Orlando, Florida in April, I was honored to sit on a panel discussion with Paul Durand from ExxonMobil and Sanjeev Kapur from Apex PetroConsultants.

Supply Chain: Sustainable journey toward global competitiveness—A study

Phukan, P. K., Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Ltd.

Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Ltd. (BCPL) is building the Assam Gas Cracker complex in Lepetkata, India.

Show Preview: IRPC Europe returns to Italy this June

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Gulf Energy Information and Hydrocarbon Processing are pleased to provide a preview of IRPC Europe 2018, which will be held June 5–7 in Milan.

Business Trends: Asia and Europe join the feedstock evolution with steam crackers

Morse, P. M., Argus

Steam crackers lay at the heart of petrochemical operations.

Industry Perspectives: China holds nearly half of all petrochemical projects in Asia

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Over the past decade, the Asia-Pacific region has been the leader in total active projects in all sectors of the downstream processing industry.

Petrochemicals: Ethylene and polyethylene— An outlook to 2022

Kirby, P., Hussain, A., PCI Wood Mackenzie

The first petrochemical-based production of ethylene occurred nearly a century ago. Since then, the industry has undergone a momentous evolution.

Editorial Comment: Petrochemicals—Advancing production for modern life

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

This issue of Hydrocarbon Processing is devoted primarily to the topic of petrochemicals; and rightly so.