I D
× COMMENTARYIN THE NEWSNEWSFRONTSCHEMENTATOR + Show More BUSINESS NEWSTECHNICAL & PRACTICALFEATURE REPORTFACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPSTECHNOLOGY PROFILEENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEREQUIPMENT & SERVICESFOCUSNEW PRODUCTS + Show More

Comment PDF Business & Economics

Business News November 2017

By Mary Page Bailey |

Plant Watch Inovyn starts up KOH plant in Belgium October 13, 2017 — Inovyn (London, U.K.; www.inovyn.com) announced the completion of its new potassium hydroxide (KOH) production facility at its Antwerp/Lillo site in Belgium. The new plant uses membrane technology to produce 155,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) of KOH with 100,000 m.t./yr of chlorine.   AkzoNobel doubling capacity at organic peroxides plant in Ningbo October 12, 2017 — AkzoNobel’s (Amsterdam, the Netherlands; www.akzonobel.com) Specialty Chemicals business has entered the next phase of a major expansion at its organic peroxides facility in Ningbo, China, which produces dicumyl peroxide (DCP). Capacity at the site was boosted by 40% in August, and is set to double to a capacity of 38,000 m.t./yr by the third quarter of 2018.   Songwon commissions second thermoplastic urethanes production line October 9, 2017 — Songwon Industrial Ltd. (Ulsan, South Korea; www.songwon.com) has commissioned a second thermoplastic urethane (TPU) production line at its plant in Suwon, South Korea. The new production line will increase TPU capacity from 7,000 to 12,000 m.t./yr.   Solvay to expand production of sulfone polymers in India and the U.S. October…
Related Content
CPI outlook slower, but positive
Despite a slowdown in global manufacturing, the U.S. chemical process industries (CPI) have continued to expand and remain a positive…

Chemical Engineering publishes FREE eletters that bring our original content to our readers in an easily accessible email format about once a week.
Subscribe Now
Improving chemical production processes with IIoT and AI technologies
New filtration technology for highly corrosive media
PTA production: Lowering OPEX without compromising on quality
Sure that zero means zero in your zero-liquid discharge (ZLD) process?
How separation processes profit from Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions

View More

Live chat by BoldChat