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Chemistry at work as BASF replaces fossil resources

Petrochemical giant BASF has started to manufacture products based on chemically recycled plastics waste, thereby partially replacing fossil resources. The company’s ChemCycling project has already...

Indonesia heads towards ethylene self-sufficiency

Lotte Chemical Indonesia (LCI) has broken ground on its planned one million tonnes per year steam cracker and derivatives project in Cilegon, Banten in...

Paraxylene production to cease at Pascagoula

Half a century of paraxylene production will cease at Pascagoula, Mississippi at the end of this year as US petrochemical giant Chevron Phillips Chemical...

BASF captures sense of Quriosity with excellence plan

Digitalisation is to become an integral part of BASF’s business as the company outlined plans to use its supercomputer Quriosity more intensively and digitalise...

IVL buys Egypt’s MEG to expand East African footprint

Thai petrochemical giant Indorama Ventures Public Company (IVL) has acquired 74 per cent of Egypt’s Medco Plast for Packing and Packaging Systems SAE, a...

Macroeconomic challenges impact BASF results

Growing challenges in the macroeconomic environment have caused BASF’s EBIT and net income for the third quarter to drop by double-digit percentages. This is...

Excess demand for ethane feedstock causes price spike

A wave of new petrochemical steam crackers coming online, along with a surge in production of associated and non-associated natural gas from US shale...

Domestic olefins boost for Turkmenistan

A $3.4 billion plant for the production of polyethylene and polypropylene has been opened in Turkmenistan, which significantly increases the country’s domestic olefins production...

Avantium and BASF in dispute over Synvina

A disagreement over the timing of investment in a commercial-scale plant for furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) has led to a potentially damaging dispute between Avantium...

Plastics to oil project trickles closer to reality

A project that aims to convert plastics back into oil is continuing to move forward with the first unit close to completion and another...

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