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    HOW CAN CHEMICAL RECYCLING ACCELERATE SAFE PLASTIC RECYCLING IN THE EU?

    Mar 09, 2020

    The quantity of plastic recycled in the EU is staggeringly low. Just 15% of EU-collected plastic waste finds its way back into the EU plastic market. If we are to create a cleaner and more competitive Europe – one of the objectives of the upcoming EU Circular Economy Action Plan – we mus...

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    LYONDELLBASELL AND BORA FORM PETROCHEMICAL JOINT VENTURE

    Mar 06, 2020

    China is a large market with growing demand for high quality polyolefin products, said Bob Patel, CEO of LyondellBasell. “The combination of LyondellBasell's leading technology and Bora's operational excellence will allow us to reliably produce and provide these needed products to loca...

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    U.S. EPA FINES ARIZONA’S UNI-KOOL FOR VIOLATING FEDERAL CHEMICAL SAFETY STANDARDS

    Mar 06, 2020

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with The Uni-Kool Partners (Uni-Kool) corporation to resolve alleged violations of the federal Clean Air Act. The violations pertain to chemical accident prevention requirements at Uni-Kool’s produce storage and distribution...

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    HOUSTON EQUITY FIRM PURCHASES MAYVILLE’S WILKINSON CHEMICAL

    Mar 06, 2020

    Houston’s Junction Capital Partners, a private equity firm, has acquired Wilkinson Chemical in Mayville, east of Frankenmuth. Wilkinson produces and sells calcium chloride solution, which is used for dust and ice control. The company will now operate under the name Wilkinson Solutions. Financi...

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    EPA ACTS TO REGULATE IMPORT OF CERTAIN PFAS CHEMICAL SURFACE COATINGS

    Mar 05, 2020

    A proposed rule would require prior Environmental Protection Agency approval under the Toxic Substances Control Act prior to the import of certain long-chain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances chemicals. On February 20, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") used its autho...

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    CHEMICAL INDUSTRY’S NANCY BECK TAPPED TO LEAD THE COMMISSION THAT PROTECTS CONSUMERS

    Mar 05, 2020

    President Trump has nominated Nancy Beck, a former chemical industry official, to head the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an independent federal agency tasked with protecting the public from the same toxic chemicals Beck has long defended, alongside more than 15,000 other regulated produ...

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    MATERIALS GIANT BUYS E-PLASTICS RECYCLING COMPANIES

    Mar 05, 2020

    Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation has purchased two European plastics recycling companies focusing on engineered plastics, bringing supply of these recycled resins in-house. The Tokyo-headquartered chemical firm last week announced it would acquire Swiss recycling firms Minger Kunststofftechnik AG and...

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    OHIO VALLEY TO HOUSE PETROCHEMICAL COMPLEX, COMPANY EXPECTS FID BY MID-2020

    Mar 04, 2020

    PTT Global Chemical, a subsidiary of PTT Group, is allocating $5 billion for its next investment in Ohio.Chief Executive Kongkrapan Intarajang said the company is on track to make a final decision on the U.S. project by mid-2020. The process is moving as planned, including approval from U.S. authori...

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    JOLIET COMPANY REMAINS BUSY DEVELOPING CHEMICAL THAT DESTROYS CORONAVIRUS

    Apr 09, 2020

    While a lot of businesses are closing and laying off workers, it’s full speed ahead at Seeler Industries in Joliet. The mom and pop company manufactures a chemical that’s at the forefront in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re just trying to make the best of a ver...

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    DATA MANAGEMENT 'WILL BE KEY' UNDER CHINA'S OVERARCHING CHEMICAL FRAMEWORK

    Apr 08, 2020

    Companies handling chemicals in China need to consider data management issues – including possible joint submission of data – as the country's draft chemicals framework progresses towards approval, which could take place as early as this year. "China’s new draft framework ...

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    CORONAVIRUS AFFECTING EMEA PETROCHEMICALS MARKETS

    Apr 07, 2020

    Following are key facts about the unprecedented challenges and uncertainty faced by the European petrochemical industry due to the coronavirus pandemic and government restrictions on movement in an attempt to limit its spread. As supply-chain concerns in Europe continue to rise, market players will ...

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    LUX RESEARCH PREDICTS WHICH CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING PLATFORMS WILL BE ELECTRIFIED BY 2050

    Apr 07, 2020

    Electrolysis technologies provide an opportunity for the chemical sector to decarbonize its supply chain and use renewable electricity as an alternative to oil and gas feedstock. While many forecasts show that oil and gas will continue to dominate in the chemical sector, Lux Research’s new rep...

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    HOW THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CAN MEET THE CLIMATE GOALS

    Apr 06, 2020

    Globally, there is increased interest and investment in sustainable forms of energy via commercialized renewable power technologies such as solar (thermal and photovoltaics), wind, biomass, geothermal, and other viable sources that are at the center stage. As part of the definitive pathways towards ...

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    HUNTSMAN SWITCHES CHEMICALS PLANT OVER TO HAND SANITIZER PRODUCTION

    Apr 06, 2020

    The Woodlands petrochemical company Huntsman is switching production at an Alabama plant to make hand sanitizer that will be sent to health care facilities nationwide as they combat the coronavirus, the company said Monday. The plant in McIntosh normally makes coatings and adhesives for the aerospac...

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    NOVA CHEMICALS PAUSES CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES ON PROJECTS IN ONTARIO AND ALBERTA

    Apr 03, 2020

    Following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Nova Chemicals has implemented several safety measures within its sites, including major cuts in construction activities. “We’re keeping our site-critical workers safe with enhanced protocols, and we’ve red...

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    EPA AMENDS TSCA CHEMICAL DATA REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

    Apr 03, 2020

    According to the EPA, the Agency’s final rule amending the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) requirements under Section 8(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has three primary objectives. Make regulatory updates that align with new statutory requirements contained in the 2016 TSCA Amendm...

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    HONEYWELL UOP TO SUPPLY FIVE PSA UNITS FOR HYDROGEN SUPPLY TO SHENGONG PETROCHEMICAL

    Apr 03, 2020

    Honeywell UOP (Des Plaines, Ill.; www.uop.com) announced that Shenghong Petrochemical Group will use five Honeywell UOP Polybed pressure swing adsorption (PSA) units to supply high-purity hydrogen for a new refinery complex in Lianyuangang, Jiangsu Province in China. “Petrochemical manufacture...

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    MEXICO PROPOSES OVERARCHING CHEMICALS LAW WITH BURDEN OF PROOF ON INDUSTRY

    Apr 02, 2020

    Mexico's health authority has proposed an overarching national chemicals policy that would place the burden of proof on companies to show substances they import or use in the country are safe, and would allow the government to restrict or ban those that pose an "unacceptable risk". The...

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    COVID-19 MAY HIT FIRMS' ABILITY TO COMPLETE PRIORITY CHEMICALS REGISTRATION IN TAIWAN

    Apr 02, 2020

    Chemical manufacturing and import associations in Taiwan have raised concerns over their members' ability to complete registration for the first batch of priority existing chemicals (Pecs) due to the impact of the coronavirus Covid-19. In 2019, Taiwan's EPA published a list of 106 Pecs subje...

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    CHEMICAL INDUSTRY LEADS THE WORLD IN FIGHT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS

    Apr 01, 2020

    Chemical companies across the globe have ramped up efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic that continues to spread with no signs of abating. The global chemical industry is scaling up the supply of essential products – from raw materials for hand sanitizers to personal protective equipment...

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    INEOS COMPLETES CONSTRUCTION OF TWO SANITISER PLANTS

    Mar 31, 2020

    INEOS has completed construction of two new hand sanitiser production plants in the UK and Germany, meeting its target to start production within ten days. The chemicals firm announced seven days ago that it would build two plants each capable of producing 1m bottles of hand sanitiser per month, and...

    THE CHEMICAL ENGINEER
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    DOW CHEMICAL CONVERTS SOME SOUTH CHARLESTON OPERATIONS TO MAKE HAND SANITIZER

    Mar 31, 2020

    Dow Chemical is converting some operations at its South Charleston plant to making hand sanitizer.The company says the South Charleston plant is one of two in the US to convert to increased production of sanitizer – with two other plants in Belgium and Brazil being converted as well. Dow does ...

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    CHEMICAL INDUSTRY WELCOMES LENIENCY FROM US EPA DURING CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

    Mar 30, 2020

    The US chemical industry is endorsing the Environmental Protection Agency’s sweeping new policy to go easy on companies for all but criminal violations because of the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2. But environmentalists and others criticize the new EPA policy as too expansiv...

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    US ANNOUNCES $25M FOR R&D IN PLASTIC RECYCLING

    Mar 30, 2020

    The US Department of Energy (DoE) has announced up to $25 million (£20.5m) in funding as part of the Plastics Innovation Challenge. The Advanced Manufacturing Office and the Bioenergy Technologies Office jointly released the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) that aims to support recyclabl...

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As the service conditions in the oil and gas industry become increasingly more demanding, there is a greater need to demonstrate that the materials selected are fit for service. This is particularly important for polymeric materials as their properties are time and temperature dependent and can be s

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