On average in the EU, 31kg of plastic packaging waste is produced per person...
- From harmful gas to essential fuel: The evolution of CO₂ recycling
- August’s top news stories
- October’s top stories: Clariant’s polypropylene catalyst plant, Celanese to buy SO.F.TER Group
- September’s top stories: Fluor finishes BASF works, Lanxess to buy Chemtura
- February’s top stories: Topsoe Iran methanol project, Anellotech catalytic process patent
From harmful gas to essential fuel: The evolution of CO₂ recycling
On average in the EU, 31kg of plastic packaging waste is produced per person each year, adding up to 15.8 million tonnes annually.
Evonik and Siemens launch Rheticus II to produce speciality chemicals
German speciality chemicals company Evonik and multinational Siemens have launched the second phase of their joint research project Rheticus.
September’s top news stories
Japan-based Mitsui Chemicals announced a collaboration with Kaisei for the commercialisation of bio-polypropylene (bio-PP); and a Canadian court ordered Nova Chemicals to pay Dow C$1.43bn ($1.08bn) as a settlement in an ethylene feedstock dispute between the two petrochemicals companies. Chemicals Technology wraps up the top news stories from September 2019.
August’s top news stories
Scientists have created artificial catalysts that release chemicals such as enzymes in living organisms, PolyOne is set to sell its performance products and solutions (PP&S) business for $775m in cash. Chemicals Technology wraps-up the top news stories from August 2019.
Six petrochemical companies create consortium and sign R&D deal
Six petrochemical companies from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands have created a consortium to investigate the possibility of replacing fossil fuels with renewable electricity in the operation of naphtha or gas steam crackers.
November’s top news stories
Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem) affiliate International Methanol Company (IMC) has completed the scheduled periodic turnaround maintenance activities at its methanol plant, and Chimet has partnered with Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) to develop catalysts for industrial processes. Chemicals Technology wraps-up the top stories from November 2018.
October’s top news stories
BASF was exploring options to divest its construction chemicals business, and the Kolon BASF innoPOM joint venture (JV) began operations at its new $220m polyoxymethylene production plant in South Korea. Chemicals Technology wraps-up the top stories from October 2018.