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Business News for July 2018

By Mary Page Bailey |

Plant Watch Arkema to expand polyamide powder production capacity in France June 6, 2018 — Arkema (Colombes, France; www.arkema.com) plans to expand its global production capacity for specialty polyamide powders marketed under the brand name Orgasol by more than 50% at its Mont, France site. The investment for this project is around €20 million. The new capacity is expected to come onstream in the second half of 2019.   Ineos moves forward with Gulf Coast ethylene-oxide project June 6, 2018 — Ineos (Rolle Switzerland; www.ineos.com) is moving forward with the next stage of its project to construct an ethylene-oxide (EO) and ethylene-oxide-derivatives (EOD) facility on the U.S. Gulf Coast. It is planned that the plant will be operational in 2022. The plant is expected to produce around 270,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) of EO, with ethoxylate derivative capacity onsite.   DuPont invests $400 million in Tyvek expansion in Luxembourg June 6, 2018 — DuPont Safety & Construction, a business unit of DuPont (Wilmington, Del.; www.dupont.com), announced plans to invest more than $400 million to expand capacity for the manufacture of Tyvek nonwoven materials at its facility in Luxembourg. The production expansion,…
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