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By ICN GroupChemical, July 19, 2018

US plastic resin production up 7.1% in May

Year-to-date production was 35.4 billion pounds, a 6.6 percent increase

U.S. production of major plastic resins totalled 7.3 billion pounds during May 2018, an increase of 7.1 percent compared to the same month in 2017, according to statistics released today by the American Chemistry Council (ACC). Year-to-date production was 35.4 billion pounds, a 6.6 percent increase as compared to the same period in 2017.

Sales and captive (internal) use of major plastic resins totalled 7.4 billion pounds during May 2018, an increase of 9.2 percent from the same month one year earlier. Year-to-date sales and captive use was 34.9 billion pounds, a 5.8 percent increase as compared to the same period in 2017.

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BASF introduces Fourte FCC catalyst

The new product has been optimised to deliver superior selectivity to butylenes while maintaining catalyst activity, which helps refineries maximize their profits

Praxair starts up air separation plants in Southern China

Plants to supply on-site oxygen and nitrogen to CNOOC to support the company’s refinery expansion and related downstream chemical production

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals to acquire Polinox

It will own Polinox’s brands and trademarks, including Brasnox, Perbenzox and TecnoxSuper®, as well as its customer list and production knowhow