Mobile Navigation

Latest News

Biotrend Energy to build waste-plastics recycling plant in Turkey

Honeywell says that Biotrend Energy (Istanbul, Turkey) will apply Honeywell’s UpCycle process technology in Biotrend Energy’s planned plastics recycling factory in Turkey. The facility will convert mixed waste plastics into recycled polymer feedstock (RPF), enabling the development of a circular…

Lhyfe and Plug Power begin production at world’s first offshore green-H2 electrolysis unit

Plug Power Inc. (Latham, N.Y.) and Lhyfe announced the world’s first production of hydrogen at sea on a floating platform with a Plug state-of the-art 1-megawatt electrolyzer on an offshore green hydrogen production site in Saint-Nazaire, France. Plug’s electrolyzer will…

Givaudan and LanzaTech to develop renewable fragrance ingredients

Fragrance manufacturer Givaudan and LanzaTech NZ Inc. (Skokie, Ill.) have announced a collaboration for the development of sustainable fragrance ingredients from renewable carbon. Renewable carbon is carbon that avoids or substitutes the use of additional fossil carbon. Examples include carbon…

Arkema announces further elastomer capacity expansions in France

Arkema S.A. (Colombes, France) is boosting its previously announced global Pebax elastomer capacity expansion at its Serquigny, France site from +25% to +40% in two separate phases, firstly in Q1 2023 by raising global capacity by 15%, the additional 25%…

Borealis sells shares of Rosier fertilizer business for €35 million

Borealis Group (Vienna, Austria) and YILDIRIM Group’s YILFERT Holding signed a binding agreement for the acquisition of Borealis’ shares in fertilizer business Rosier SA. The offer values the business (enterprise value) at €35 million, resulting in a valuation of roughly…

Saint-Gobain finalizes acquisition of GCP Applied Technologies

Saint-Gobain (Courbevoie, France) has now obtained approvals from all relevant competition authorities for its acquisition of GCP Applied Technologies Inc., a major global player in construction chemicals, announced on December 6, 2021. The acquisition will close on September 27, 2022.…

Orlen Unipetrol acquires recycling firm Remaq

The ORLEN Unipetrol Group (Prague, Czech Republic) announced it expansion into the segment of mechanical recycling by acquiring REMAQ, a leading player in the region of Central and Eastern Europe, in its group.  An Italian-Czech company, REMAQ, s.r.o. was established…

Technip Energies enters agreement With Ineos Acetyls for acetic acid technology

Technip Energies (Paris) has reached an agreement with INEOS Acetyls as their sole supplier of early engineering services in support of the deployment and application of INEOS Acetyls CATIVA technology. This agreement continues Technip Energies long lasting involvement in supporting…

Sibur launches production of PET granules with recycled content

Sibur (Moscow, Russia) has launched production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) granules using recycled feedstock. The new product, Vivilen rPET granules, contains up to 25–30% recycled polymers and will now be manufactured at POLIEF.  Once the facility reaches its design capacity, each…

LyondellBasell licenses polyethylene technology to Polski Koncern Naftowy ORLEN S.A.

LyondellBasell (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) announced that Polski Koncern Naftowy ORLEN S.A. (PKN ORLEN) will be using the LyondellBasell Lupotech T high-pressure polyethylene technology. The Lupotech T process technology will be used for a 250,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) low-density…