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Ascend to increase production capacity of polymers by 10 to 15 percent

Ascend Performance Materials, the world’s largest fully integrated producer of nylon 6,6 resin, today announced its plans to increase production capacity across its intermediate chemicals and polymers portfolio by 10 to 15 percent to support the continued growth of its customers.

Sabic & Sinopec in agreement to cooperate on joint projects

Sabic and Sinopec have signed a strategic cooperation agreement.

Borealis launches first ADCA-free material solution for data cables

Borealis launches the innovative grade HE4883, an ADCA-free material solution for physically foamed


Lanxess at K 2016: High-grade solutions for the plastics industry

At K 2016 Lanxess is presenting its latest developments in materials, processes and technologies for premium plastics and high-performance additives for processing.

Yara and BASF break ground on new ammonia plant in Texas

Yara International ASA and BASF broke ground on a world scale ammonia plant at the BASF site in Freeport, Texas.

Plastics packaging organisations on recent supply situation

The four largest national organisations have called on polymer producers to invest more in European polymer production facilities.

Grupa Azoty Group to build its largest project to date

By 2019 the Group aims to build Europe's largest and most advanced PDH unit for propylene production, sited in the town of Police.

Ineos ordered additional ethane vessels

Ineos commissions two more "Dragon Class" ships to bring US ethane from shale gas to its manufacturing plants in Scotland and Norway.

Westlake Chemical to expand ethylene capacity

The company will increase ethane-based ethylene capacity at Lake Charles site by approximately 250 million pounds annually.

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Wacker is presenting its HC 303 silicone emulsion at the 2014 World Conference on Fabric and Home Care.

LyondellBasell considers adding new ethylene capacity

LyondellBasell evaluates expansion project at Channelview site in Texas that would add up to 227k tons annualy of ethylene capacity.

Sibur increases funding for major polyolefin project

Sibur's Board of Directors has approved increased funding for the ZapSibNeftekhim project in 2014 from EUR 1,1 bn to EUR 1,48 bn.

BASF starts up butadiene extraction plant in Antwerp

New plant with annual capacity of 155,000 metric tons per year will secure BASF's internal supply of butadiene in Europe.

Evonik invests in German operations

The company plans to invest some two billion euros as part of its growth strategy in Germany.

Ineos and  Evergas wtih new deal for US shale gas transportation

Ineos expands its contract with Evergas to six vessels for the transportation US shale gas to its European cracker complexes.