On average in the EU, 31kg of plastic packaging waste is produced per person...
- Encina and Flint Hills to manufacture chemicals from waste plastic
- 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
Encina and Flint Hills to manufacture chemicals from waste plastic
Encina Development Group and Flint Hills Resources, a Koch Industries company, have signed a non-binding term sheet for manufacturing renewable chemicals and fuels from waste plastic.
Neste and LG Chem partner on biopolymers and biochemicals development
Finnish firm Neste and Korean chemical company LG Chem have formed a strategic collaboration to develop the biopolymers and biochemicals market globally.
Borealis receives propylene splitter at propane dehydrogenation plant
Borealis has announced a key milestone with the arrival of the propylene splitter at its propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant located in Kallo, Belgium.
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.