Posts Tagged ‘polyurethane’

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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SABIC in brief

Chemistry that matters Based in Ryadh, Saudi Arabia, SABIC stands for the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, one of the largest petrochemical companies in the world with 40,000 employees running operations in 40 countries. SABIC was established in 1976 by Royal Decree to develop the downstream industries in Saudi Arabia while Saudi […]

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Sinopec and Huntsman to build PO and MTBE plant in Nanjing

Huntsman and Sinopec Jinling to invest $750 million The Texas-based chemical company Huntsman Corporation (Huntsman) and the Sinopec Jinling Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec Jinling) have decided to form a joint venture to build and operate a greenfield world-scale Propylene Oxide (PO) and Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) plant in Nanjing, in […]

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BASF buys and increases capacity in Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI)

BASF to take parts of Poland Ciech’s TDI business On October 2012, the Ludwigshafen, Germany-based, BASF, acquired parts of Ciech Chemical Group’s (Ciech) Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) business. This announcement comes in the same time as BASF is currently building the world largest single train TDI plant in Europe. BASF is […]

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Invista and LanzaTech to produce Butadiene from Carbon Monoxide

Bio-technologies to convert GHG into low carbon fuels The nylon world leader, Invista from Wishita, Kansas, USA, and the bio-technology specialist LanzaTech signed a joint development agreement to convert carbon monoxide waste into butadiene and other chemical feedstocks. The producer of “Lycra” and other famous “Coolmax” fibers, Invista is developing […]

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Dow and Saudi Aramco continue to award Sadara packages

$20 billion Sadara project takes momentum in Al Jubail With 26 major production units, The Dow Chemical (Dow) and the Saudi National Oil Company Saudi Aramco are building up the world’s largest integrated petrochemical complex in Al Jubail Industrial City, in Al Sharqiya, 100 kilometers northwest Dammam in Saudi Arabia. Dow and […]

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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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SABIC builds its Market Leadership in Polyurethane

The Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) and Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Mitusi) signed at SABIC’s headquarters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on February 26, a license agreement in  Methylene Diisocyanate (MDI) and Tuluene Diisocyanate (TDI) technologies. In doing so, SABIC intends to cope with it’s strategic plan to extend its global Market Leadership in […]

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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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