Oil and Gas


SABIC launches advanced breakaway support filament aimed to improve productivity for part manufacturers

Automotive oil pump printed with SABIC’s ULTEM™ AM9085F filament and new AMS31F support filament. SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, today announced the launch of AMS31F filament, the company’s breakaway support material for fused deposition modeling. The new filament maintains rigidity during printing and provides exceptional pliability during post processing to enable easier removal of scaffolding at room temperature, which can help reduce the time required to produce finished parts. The new AMS31F filament is for use with SABIC’s ULTEM AM9085F filament, a high-performance polyetherimide (PEI) material that provides high heat resistance and mechanical strength which are optimal properties for potential aerospace applications, as well as for automotive, oil and gas and tooling applications.

Clariant’s StyroMax® UL3 catalyst delivers excellent results at Shandong Yuhuang styrene plant in China

Styrene Production Unit of Shandong Heze Yuhuang Chemical Co; Ltd. (Photo: Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Group)Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the successful performance of its StyroMax UL3 ethylbenzene dehydrogenation catalyst at the styrene monomer production facility of Shandong Yuhuang Chemical (Group) Company. Located in Heze City, Shandong Province, China, the facility began start-up of the catalyst in March 2018, and already reports highly satisfactory results, with increased yields and greater production efficiency.

INEOS selects Clariant’s CATOFIN® catalysts for Europe’s largest propane dehydrogenation plant 

Clariant’s CATOFIN catalyst. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announced today that it was awarded a long-term supply contract by INEOS to supply CATOFIN catalysts and Heat Generating Material (HGM) for a major propane dehydrogenation plant to be constructed in Europe. Scheduled for completion in 2023, the facility is designed to produce 750,000 metric tons of propylene annually, which will make it the largest propane dehydrogenation plant in Europe.

Clariant upgrades facility in Midland, Texas, to significantly strengthen R&D capabilities and expand support to oil services customers 

Clariant upgrades Midland facility, significantly strengthening oilfield services support to Permian Basin operators. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the inauguration of a new state-of-the-art laboratory at its facility in Midland, Texas. This capital investment upgraded several key infrastructure elements of the operations center. Most prominent is the state-of-the-art laboratory, which is Clariant Oil Services fourth Regional Technical Laboratory in North America. The laboratory has almost doubled in size and is now equipped with industry-leading research and automation equipment. As such, it will increase sample activity undertaken for regional Permian Basin oil and gas producers by up to 45 percent over the pre-existing test center.

Clariant lanza tecnología innovadora que reduce hasta un 75% el volumen de químicos empleados para la separación de fluidos en E&P 

Eficiencia de PHASETREAT WET fue probada en operadora offshore en Brasil. (Fotografía: Clariant)Clariant, una de las empresas líderes mundiales en especialidades químicas, hará este lunes (24) el lanzamiento de la tecnología PHASETREAT WET, durante la Rio Oil & Gas 2018, realizada en Río de Janeiro. La molécula, desarrollada en el centro de investigación de Clariant, en Brasil, reduce hasta un 75% el volumen de químicos necesarios para la separación de fluidos en las actividades de exploración y producción (E&P) de petróleo, tanto onshore como offshore, garantizando ventajas en logística y menor exposición a riesgos operativos.

Clariant’s MegaMax® 800 catalyst: Impressive start at CNOOC methanol plant in China 

Methanol Production Plant of CNOOC Kingboard Chemical Co Ltd. 
(Photo: CNOOC Kingboard Chemical Ltd)Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the successful start-up of its MegaMax 800 methanol synthesis catalyst at China National Offshore Oil Corporation’s (CNOOC) China BlueChemical methanol plant in Hainan province.

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