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Plant Watch Asahi Kasei to construct production facility for cellulose nonwoven fibers July 9, 2015 — Asahi Kasei Fibers Corp. (Osaka, Japan; www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/fibers) will construct a new production facility for cellulose nonwoven fabric in Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan. The new plant’s production capacity will be approximately 1,500 metric tons per year (m.t./yr). Groundbreaking will occur in late 2015, with startup scheduled for March 2017.   CB&I awarded contract for new ethylbenzene/styrene plant in Egypt July 9, 2015 — CB&I (The Woodlands, Tex.; www.cbi.com) has been awarded a contract by Carbon Holdings for the license and basic engineering design of an ethylbenzene/styrene plant to be built in Ain Sokhna, Egypt. The units will be a part of the Tahrir Petrochemicals complex expansion and will produce 400,000 m.t./yr of styrene monomer.   Linde to install world’s largest onsite fluorine plant in South Korea July 8, 2015 —The Linde Group’s (Munich, Germany; www.linde.com) affiliate Linde Electronics and Specialty Gases announced the construction of a new onsite fluorine plant in Icheon, South Korea. The plant, which is said to be the world’s largest onsite fluorine plant, will supply gas to…
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