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July 2017 Business News

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Plant Watch Ineos announces plans to build new PDH plant, increase ethylene capacity June 12, 2017 — Ineos (Rolle, Switzerland; www.ineos.com) announced plans to construct a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in Europe. The plant will produce 750,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) of propylene. Ineos also intends to increase the ethylene capacity of its cracker facilities at Grangemouth, Scotland and Rafnes, Norway to over 1 million m.t. each.   Kemira opens sizing-agent production lines in Nanjing June 12, 2017 — Kemira Oyj (Helsinki, Finland; www.kemira.com) opened new production lines for the sizing agents alkyl ketene dimer (AKD) emulsion and cationic rosin at its production site in Nanjing, China. Sizing agents are used for improving water resistance in paper and board. In addition to these new production lines, Kemira plans to open a new alkenyl succinic anhydride (ASA) production line in Nanjing by the end of 2017.   Sasol begins construction on ethoxylation plant in Nanjing June 8, 2017 — Sasol Ltd. (Johannesburg, South Africa; www.sasol.co.za) formally began construction of its new ethoxylation plant in Nanjing, China. The new plant is expected to be fully operational in early 2019. This project entails…
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