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Business News March 2016

By Mary Page Bailey |

Plant Watch   Evonik to expand capacity for special PA12 powder in Marl February 10, 2016 — Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.de) plans to build a new production line for special polyamide 12 powder (PA12) in Marl, Germany. The new plant, which is scheduled to become operational in late 2017, will increase Evonik’s existing annual capacity for polyamide 12 powders by 50%.   LyondellBasell awards FEED contract to Fluor for Channelview PO/TBA plant February 9, 2016 — LyondellBasell (Rotterdam, the Netherlands; www.lyondellbasell.com) has selected Fluor Corp. (Irving, Tex.; www.fluor.com) to perform front-end engineering and design (FEED) work for its proposed propylene oxide (PO) and tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) plant in Channelview, Tex. The scope includes a PO plant with a capacity of around 450,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) and a TBA plant with a capacity of around 900,000 m.t./yr, as well as an ethers plant at the Bayport Choate site.   Solenis to double production capacity of polyacrylamide powders in Russia February 8, 2016 — Solenis (Wilmington, Del.; www.solenis.com) is investing approximately $5 million at its facility in Perm, Russia to double the production capacity for polyacrylamide…
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