Chemical Processing

Nearly three-quarters of U.S. NGPL production is concentrated within six producing regions. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

A report released by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) found the potential economic impact of expanding advanced plastic recycling and recovery technologies in the U.S. to be nearly $10 billion. Read more

Current Issue

Trafigura, North America estimates the Gulf Coast's refining utilization is "effectively maximum" at about 95 percent. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing


Photo courtesy Greenberry

This project has been the most ambitious project of its kind in IVL history and creates a new platform of growth. Read more


Wood has been awarded a new contract by Evonik to deliver engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the Group's new polyamide 12 (PA12) production complex, to be built at the Marl Chemical Park, Marl, Germany. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

The nitric acid plant at the Ludwigshafen site

Courtesy of BASF

The investment is earmarked for the modernization and improvement of existing facilities over the next 10 years. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The expansion project will use proprietary technologies to increase yields of higher-value products with construction to begin in second half of 2019, startup anticipated in 2023. Read more


There were gains in the production three-month moving average output trend in plastic resins, organic chemicals, synthetic rubber, coatings, adhesives, pesticides, other specialty chemicals, consumer products and manufactured fibers. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The Chemours Company announced the startup of the new Opteon YF (HFO-1234yf) low global-warming-potential (GWP) refrigerant production facility at its Corpus Christi manufacturing plant in Ingleside, Texas. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

K-SAAT is a technology to produce alkylate, which is an ultra-clean gasoline blendstock. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

In the 1967 film 'The Graduate', a bold prediction was made: “There is a great future in plastics." Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

INEOS Styrolution announced the final investment decision to construct a new ASA (acrylonitrile styrene acrylate) plant at its site in Bayport, Texas. Read more


Clariant will remain invested in the company as a financial investor. Read more


The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) recently released the latest “Economic Benefits of the U.S. Polyurethanes Industry” report, which shows the polyurethanes industry directly contributing $37.9B. Read more

K-PROTM technology combines the know-how and experience of K-COTTM with a novel high selectivity, low-cost, dehydrogenation catalyst that does not require precious metals. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

Plastic Container

Anton Starikov

The proposed facility, in Aliaga in western Turkey, would produce 1.25 million tonnes per annum (tpa) of purified terephthalic acid (PTA), 840,000 tpa paraxylene (PX) and 340,000 tpa benzene. Read more


Green Plains Inc plans to idle 55 million gallon a year Otter Tail ethanol plant in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, amid weak margins. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

A recent report issued by the Department of Energy states that 95 percent of America’s production of ethylene is produced on the Gulf Coast in Texas and Louisiana — a region exposed to major storms like Hurricane Harvey. Read more


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