Posts Tagged ‘adhesives’

Sabic and Shell to expand Saudi Arabia Al-Jubail Sadaf Complex

Sabic and Shell start Sadaf Polyurethane FEED work The international oil company (IOC) Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) and the global petrochemical group Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) have agreed to expand their joint venture Saudi Petrochemical Company (Sadaf) with the addition of world-scale polyolefins production units on their existing site […]

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Basf and Petronas to produce aroma ingredients in Malaysia

Basf Petronas Chemicals invest $500 million in Gebeng The German chemical global leader Basf and the Malaysian Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad (Petronas) have decided to expand their joint venture Basf Petronas Chemicals (Basf–Petronas) with a world-scale integrated aroma ingredients complex at Gebeng, near Kuantan, on the east coast of the Malaysia peninsula. […]

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ZEEP and Todd to invest $1.3 billion in Louisiana Gas-To-Methanol facility

South Louisiana Methanol selected St. James Parish  Zero Emission Energy Plant Ltd (ZEEP) from Austin in Texas, USA, and Todd Corporation (Todd) from Wellington in New Zealand will invest $1.3 billion capital expenditure in a new methanol plant in Louisiana, USA. To support the project, ZEEP and Todd established the South Louisiana […]

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Benzene

Definition Benzene is a colorless, sweet smelling, highly toxic, flammable, liquid aromatic hydrocarbon. Derived from petroleum, Benzene is used in or to manufacture a wide variety of petrochemical products. Benzene evaporates into the air very quickly and dissolves slightly in water. Benzene may also be called benzine or benzol. Comments […]

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Tecnicas Reunidas wins three EPC contracts in Sadara complex

Dow and Saudi Aramco $20 billion Sadara takes shape Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara) is a joint venture between The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco). Once complete, Sadara petrochemical complex will be one of the world’s largest integrated chemical complex and the largest ever built in […]

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Air Products acquires South American Leader Indura

Air Products to purchase 67% of Indura for $884 million Headquartered in Santiago, Chile, Indura S.A. is the largest independent industrial gas company in South America. In buying 67% majority stake in Indura, Air Products gets access to twelve countries within the second most dynamic region in term of GDP, […]

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Celanese to build Methanol plant in Houston to reduce Acetyl costs

Shale gas to help Celanese integration business model Celanese Corporation (Celanese) is a global technology and specialty materials company owning and operating a large acetyl complex at Clear Lake, close to Houston, Texas, USA. The positive developments in the U.S. energy complex to become a net gas exporter creates favorable […]

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Polyurethane

Definition: “Polyurethane“, like all plastics, is a polymer made by reacting diisocyanates (MDI and/or TDI) with a range of Polyols. Depending on the desired end product, chemical formulations may contain other ingredients such as catalysts, blowing agents and possibly flame retardants. Comments: Polyurethanes were invented back in the 1930s by Professor Dr. Otto […]

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“MDI”

Definition: “MDI” stands for Methylene Diphenyl diisocyanate. as a derivative from the Isocyanates familly, the MDI belongs to the Aromatics branch of the building blocks of the petrochemical industry.  Comments: Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) and 2,4 toluene diisocyanate (TDI) are used in the production of polyurethanes  – an essential component […]

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