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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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Occidental Petroleum plans new ethylene cracker at Ingleside – Texas

Oxy to join Chevron, Dow, Exxon and Shell US projects On December 2012, Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) submitted a permit application to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the construction of a new ethylene cracker at Ingleside in Texas, USA. Based in  Los Angeles in California, USA, Occidental Petroleum […]

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Sibur and Solvay to create joint venture in Russia

Solvay and Sibur to produce oil field process chemicals The Russian petrochemical company SIBUR and the Belgium chemical group Solvay signed Heads of agreement in London to produce jointly surfactants and oil field process chemicals.  According to the agreement, SIBUR and Solvay Novecare will create a 50/50 joint venture called RusPAV. […]

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BASF in Brief

We create chemistry for a sustainable future. Established in 1865, in Mannheim, Germany, under the name of Badische Anilin- and Soda-Fabrik, BASF’s first factory was finally built on the other bank of the River Rhein in Ludwigshafen in Bavaria, Germany. Since that time BASF became the world leading chemical company listed […]

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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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n-Butanol

Definition n-Butanol stands for normal butanol and may be short named as NBA. n-Butanol is a clear, colorless liquid that is flammable with a characteristic banana-like odor n-Butanol may also be called n-butyl alcohol or 1-Butyl alcohol or Butanolen or Butanol Comments n-Butanol demonstrates an overall low order of toxicity. […]

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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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Carbon black

Definition Carbon black is virtually pure elemental carbon in the form of colloidal particles that are produced by incomplete combustion or thermal decomposition of gaseous or liquid hydrocarbons under controlled conditions. Comments Carbon black physical appearance is that of a black, finely divided pellet or powder. Its use in is […]

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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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