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Braskem to construct $675m PP plant in US

Braskem is to invest $675 million in a new US plant, with construction expected to be completed by 2020. The polypropylene (PP) production facility in...

Ineos plans construction of European PDH unit

Ineos plans to construct a world-scale PDH (Propane Dehydrogenation) unit in Europe that will produce 750,000 tonnes of propylene a year for Ineos units across the continent. A...

Clariant and Huntsman merge to create chemical giant

The board of directors at both Clariant and Huntsman have approved an agreement to combine the two companies in a merger of equals, with...

Clariant increases additives footprint in China

Speciality chemicals firm Clariant has increased its offering in the Asian market with an investment by its Additives business unit of two fully-owned production...

Dow Chemical outlines next phase of investments

The Dow Chemical Company has outlined its next phase of investments over the next five years, which include expansion of its new TX-9 ethylene cracker and the...

CB&I starts up of PP technology pilot plant

US energy firm CB&I has inaugurated its Novolen technology PP pilot plant, as part of a new section of its R&D centre in Texas. The company says that...

Borealis has strong start to 2017

Borealis has posted a net profit of €313 million ($343m) in the first quarter of 2017, compared to €255m ($280m) in the same period...
Dow Chemical Launches adhesive solution at Interpack 2017

Interpack 2017: Dow introduces flexibles barrier adhesive in Düsseldorf 

The Dow Chemical Company has launched an adhesive solution at Interpack which is said to help maximise resource efficiency, save money, enhance recyclability and...

Packaging slant to planned Dow/DuPont company

Dow Chemical is to expand four of its key consumer businesses, which will form part of a new firm created after its proposed merger...

BASF reports rise in sales

Sales were up by 19 per cent in the first quarter 2017 for BASF, compared to the same period last year, at €16.9 billion ($18.4bn), with...

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