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Finnish scientists develop new bio-based plastic packaging

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ESPOO, Finland — Researchers in Finland have developed new technology that can boost the quality of bio-based plastic packaging and could allow the industry to move away from petroleum-based plastics.
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Sasol commences FEED phase for $21 billion Louisiana gas-to-liquids facility

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LAKE CHARLES, La. -- South African-based energy and chemicals company, Sasol, says it will proceed with front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase for an integrated, 96,000 bbl/d gas-to-liquids (GTL)
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Gulf petrochemicals producers to outline future strategies

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DUBAI — Petrochemical producers from the Gulf countries need to find ways to develop their business to its full capacity, says Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, secretary general of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA).
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Shell to increase capacity at Singapore petrochemical complex

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PULAU BUKOM, Singapore — Shell announced today that it has taken a final investment decision to “debottleneck” its Singapore ethylene cracker. This is expected to increase the capacity of
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Chinese city halts petrochemical plant expansion following protests

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NINGBO, China — Officials in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo halted plans to expand a China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. plant after hundreds of residents gathered in protest
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European petrochemicals industry benefits from shortages in the US, report claims

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NEW YORK — Healthy export demands from overseas will keep the huge European butadiene market afloat, as local demand wanes, claims a new report by industry experts GBI Research.
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Braskem Idesa awarded EPC contract for the Etileno XXI project

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MEXICO CITY -- Braskem Idesa S.A.P.I. awarded to a joint venture formed by Odebrecht, Technip and ICA Fluor a contract worth more than US$ 2.7 billion for the engineering,
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Braskem Idesa awards $2.7 billion contract for Mexican petrochemical complex

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COATZACOALCOS, Mexico — Brakem Idesa, a joint venture between Brazilian petrochemical firm Braskem and Mexican group Idesa, has awarded a $2.7 billion contract to Odebrecht, Technip and ICA Fluor
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Honeywell’s UOP to provide technology for petrochemical production in China

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DES PLAINES, Ill. — Honeywell’s subsidiary UOP has been selected to help produce key ingredients for fuels, synthetic rubber and plastics in China. China''s Heilongjiang Anruijia Petrochemical Co. will
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BASF, Total Petrochemicals merge joint ventures

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HOUSTON — BASF Corp. and Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA have signed agreements to merge their joint ventures BASF FINA Petrochemicals Limited Partnership and Sabina Petrochemicals LLC to create
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