Posts Tagged ‘Styrene’

Westlake Chemical extends the list of US ethane cracker projects

Westlake to expand Louisiana Lake Charles Ethylene While Westlake Chemical Corporation (Westlake) was celebrating the completion of its expansion in Calvert City, Kentucky, the Houston-based company announced a new project with the expansion of its historical Lake Charles ethylene plant in Louisiana, USA. Originally established in 1986 in Louisiana with […]

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Sibur in brief

Largest petrochemical company in Russia and CIS The Siberia Urals Petrochemical Company (SIBUR) was established by Decree as a joint-stock company in 1992. SIBUR was formed from multiple entities processing oil, gas and petrochemicals across Russia. In 2001, SIBUR was taken over by Gazprom to resolve debts reorganize the company. […]

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Total to invest $1.5 billion in Antwerp refinery and petrochemical complex

Total to convert Antwerp naphtha cracker to ethane Total announced during investor day, that he will spend $1.5 billion capital expenditure to adapt its Antwerp refinery and petrochemical complex to the market conditions. With a capacity of 350,000 b/d, Antwerp is the second largest refinery in Europe and the largest […]

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Acrylic Acid

Definition Acrylic acid is an unsaturated carboxylic acid extracted from propylene Acryclic acid is a colorless pungent and corrosive liquid in polymerized form. The formal name for acrylic acid is propenoic acid. Acrylic acid is miscible with water, alcohols and esters. Comments Acrylic acid is produced from propylene as an ethylene […]

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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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“C4″

Definition: In the petrochemical industry “C4″ refers to the branch of Olefins which begins with C4…. in their chemical formulas. C4 is used to nominated the Butadiene and all its derivatives Comments:  Among the C4 family, the mostly used products are the Butylene isomers such as, Isoprene, Butyl Rubber (BTR), Styrene, […]

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Polystyrene

Definition: The “Polystyrene” belongs to the Aromatics family (BTX) by the Benzene. Polystyrene is a polymer of the Styrene as monomer where the Styrene itself is produced by dehydrogenation from the Ethylbenzene, a combination of Benzene and Ethylene.  Comments:  Polystyrene is a plastic made by polymerising styrenes. It is made in two types: a […]

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Basf and Ineos launch fast track Styrene projects

On October 1st, 2011 , Basf and Ineos created officially a 50/50 joined venture called Styrolution to merge and promote all their Styrene activities.  As a result Styrolution is the only one of the key players dedicated entirely to styrenics, and a strong leader in the market. It holds global number […]

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