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FDA grants broader approval for Ultranox 626

The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an extension of existing approvals for SI Group’s Ultranox 626 phosphite antioxidant, permitting its use...

Neste and LyondellBasell roll out parallel bio-based production

Neste and LyondellBasell have completed the first parallel production of bio-based polypropylene and bio-based low-density polyethylene at a commercial scale. The joint project used Finnish...

LyondellBasell and Braskem end merger talks

Petrochemical firms LyondellBasell and Braskem have jointly ended talks over a potential merger, with the former insisting that its appetite for growth and investment...

Simple spouts generate sustainability

Dow and Menshen have jointly developed a technology that claims to enable the production of spouted pouches made of mono-material films. Reverse Spout Sealing Technology...

Pretium buys Olcott Plastics to boost beauty business

North American converter Pretium Packaging has acquired Olcott Plastics to create an entity with a broader product portfolio and national footprint. Illinois-based Olcott Plastics specialises in...

Viridor open to discussion over fertile recycling opportunities

Representatives from the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) visited Viridor’s Plastics Recovery Facility in Rochester, Kent (UK) last week, as the two set about achieving...

Sibur primed to ramp up polypropylene production

Polypropylene production is set to tip one million tonnes a year at Sibur’s Tobolsk facilities, after the Russian petrochemical firm’s ZabSipNeftekhim project nears completion. The...

ExxonMobil commits to polypropylene expansion on Gulf Coast

Petrochemical giant ExxonMobil will fund the construction of a polypropylene production unit in Baton Rouge, Texas, that will expand capacity along the US Gulf...

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...

Borealis confirms world-scale PDH plant to be built in Belgium

Polyolefins giant Borealis is to build a world-scale 750,000 tonnes per year propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant in Belgium after successfully conducting a FEED study...

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