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Business News: September 2019

By Mary Page Bailey |

Plant Watch Ineos breaks ground for Bayport ASA plant August 12, 2019 — Ineos Styrolution GmbH (Frankfurt, Germany; www.ineos-styrolution.com) hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its new acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA) plant in Bayport, Tex. The new site, which is designed for a production capacity of 100,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr), is expected to be operational by 2021.   McDermott awarded FEED contract for PetroLogistics’ new PDH plant August 12, 2019 — McDermott International, Inc. (Houston; www.mcdermott.com) was awarded a contract by PetroLogistics ll, LLC (Houston; www.petrologistics.com) to perform the front-end engineering design (FEED) services for a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility planned for the U.S. Gulf Coast. The plant has a design basis of 500,000 m.t./yr.   Tosoh to raise production capacity for chloroprene rubber August 5, 2019 — Tosoh Corp. (Tokyo, Japan; www.tosoh.com) announced plans to increase production capacity for chloroprene rubber (CR) at the Nanyo Complex in Shunan City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. The investment in this expansion project is approximately¥5 billion ($47 million). Once debottlenecking and expansion are complete in October 2021, the site’s…
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