Oil and Gas


Clariant Catalysts and Wuxi Xiyuan win further contracts for formaldehyde production projects in China

Signing ceremony at Shandong Yushiju Chemical’s formaldehyde production site.
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced that it will be collaborating with its engineering partner, Wuxi Xiyuan, in two new projects to supply their joint formaldehyde production technology. The new contracts, awarded by Shandong Yushiju Chemical and Shandong Sunny Wealth New Materials, will grow the number of customers using the partners’ advanced technology to six in a short period of time. The rapidly rising demand is due to the technology’s significantly higher efficiency and selectivity compared to the traditional silver-based method of formaldehyde production.

Clariant’s new OxyMax® PA 690 phthalic anhydride catalyst excels in start-up at Petrowidada plant

Petrowidada’s 70,000 MTPA phthalic anhydride production plant in Gresik, Indonesia. 
(Photo: © PT. Petrowidada)Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced the successful start-up of its new high-yield OxyMax PA 690 catalyst at Petrowidada’s world-scale phthalic anhydride plant in Gresik, East Java, Indonesia. After an industry-standard ramp-up time to a high ortho-xylene load of 100 grams per normal cubic meter (g/Nm³), the production facility reports significantly greater yield for the first nine months of operation. The highly favorable results demonstrated at the Petrowidada plant are due to the unique design and materials employed in the new catalyst.

Clariant’s insights push the boundaries of oilfield efficiency at 2019 SPE International Conference on Oilfield Chemistry

Clariant’s insights push the boundaries of oilfield efficiency at 2019 SPE International Conference on Oilfield Chemistry. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, will participate in the 2019 SPE International Conference on Oilfield Chemistry (OCC) with a record number of presentations on emerging technologies to support reliable performance of chemicals in the field. Experts from Clariant Oil Services will hold five presentations on latest technical advances and chair two committees during the two-day biennial event in Texas, USA.

Clariant offers better product access for oil production customers through new supply base in Indonesia

Clariant and its Oil Services partner. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced the opening of a new supply base at Bojonegoro in East Java. This new storage facility in Indonesia provides Clariant’s Oil Services customers in the region with an improved, more sustainable supply chain for its Pour Point Depressants (PPD) and Drag Reducing Agent (DRA) products, in line with the specific requirements of the oil industry. The opening ceremony, held at the new base, was attended by government officials and Clariant customers in the region.

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.

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