Petrochemicals


Clariant contributes to China's carbon neutrality goal with innovative MegaMax® catalyst for CO2-based methanol synthesis

MegaMax series for CO2-based methanol production. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant's MegaMax catalyst series for CO2-based methanol production helps China reach its carbon neutrality target. Capturing and converting CO2 emissions is a cornerstone of the technology roadmap for addressing climate change. Synthesizing methanol from CO2 is a particularly valuable approach because methanol forms a building block for thousands of chemical products such as plastics, paints, cosmetics, and fuels — including providing an energy storage carrier for hydrogen.

Clariant strengthens position in China with inauguration of One Clariant Campus

The One Clariant Campus in Shanghai enhances the company's local innovation capabilities and in turn stimulates its ability to grow in China. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant, a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced the official opening of its One Clariant Campus in Shanghai, China. Across a total floor space of approximately 24,000 m2, the Campus will be home to Clariant’s Greater China Operational Headquarters as well as the Innovation Center China.

Opstart SABIC PPE fabriek in Bergen op Zoom komt in zicht

Het team voor de nieuwe SABIC polyfenyleenether (PPE) fabriek is bijna compleet. Na een lokale en regionale wervingsactie heeft de onderneming 49 van de 59 arbeidsplaatsen ingevuld.Het team voor de nieuwe SABIC polyfenyleenether (PPE) fabriek is bijna compleet. Na een lokale en regionale wervingsactie heeft de onderneming 49 van de 59 arbeidsplaatsen ingevuld.

Total associates with partners to create a closed loop recycling chain in construction films

TotalEnergiesTotal and several partners along the construction value chain have decided to associate to form the Clean Site Circular Project which aims at recycling natural shrink hoods* wastes from the construction sector in closed system without film performances degradation.

SABIC introduces proven STADECK heavy-duty panels to the Americas

Lightweight STADECK™ panels are made from glass fiber reinforced thermoplastic resin.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry will showcase for the first time in the Americas, STADECK heavy duty-panels for scaffolding and numerous other applications, at the NAHB – International Builders Show in Las Vegas on February 19–21. This follows the successful launch of these high-strength but extremely lightweight panels for the building and construction industry in Europe last year.

Recommissioning of SABIC’s PPE operations at Bergen Op Zoom creates local employment opportunities

SABIC’s PPE plant in Bergen op Zoom is actively recruiting 59 skilled operators, process and service engineers, shift leaders and analysts as it resumes PPE resin production at the site. SABIC hopes to fill the roles by mid-2019, and a recruiting website has been launched to facilitate the hiring and application process: http://www.sabic-bergenopzoom.nl/nl/carriere/sabic-en-onderwijs.Last year, in response to customer needs, SABIC announced plans to recommission operations at its Bergen op Zoom PPE resin plant in the Netherlands with a phased ramp-up in production across 2020 to produce polyphenylene ether (PPE), the base resin for its line of NORYL resins and oligomers. Increased customer demand for NORYL resin – used in a vast range of industries such as water management, automotive, solar, industrial and electrical – prompted the capacity expansion plans.

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