Borealis, Borouge and Itochu to jointly promote use of renewable polypropylene in Japan
Petro Chemical | 25 September 2020

Borealis, Borouge and Itochu to jointly promote use of renewable polypropylene in Japan

Itochu is planning to commercially launch Japan’s first food containers and packaging materials made of Renewable PP by the end of 2020.


Neste and Shell sign an agreement to increase the supply of sustainable aviation fuel
Petro Chemical | 24 September 2020

Neste and Shell sign an agreement to increase the supply of sustainable aviation fuel

The agreement significantly increases the supply and availability of SAF for the aviation industry with effect from October 2020.


Total to invest more than €500 Million to convert its Grandpuits refinery into Zero-crude platform for biofuels & bioplastics
Petro Chemical | 24 September 2020

Total to invest more than €500 Million to convert its Grandpuits refinery into Zero-crude platform for biofuels & bioplastics

The refinery will focus on production of renewable diesel for the aviation industry, production of bioplastics, plastics recycling, operation of two photovoltaic solar power plants.


Neste divests stake in Nynas to Bitumina Industries
Petro Chemical | 23 September 2020

Neste divests stake in Nynas to Bitumina Industries

Company has sold its 49.99% shares in Nynas AB to Bitumina Industries Ltd for an undisclosed amount.


Manali Petrochemicals to invest Rs. 150 crore on PG capacity expansion
Petro Chemical | 23 September 2020

Manali Petrochemicals to invest Rs. 150 crore on PG capacity expansion

The capacity is proposed to be expanded initially to 46,000 MT to be completed in 18-21 months and then by another 24,000 MT thereafter.


IOCL to invest Rs. 17,825 crore on Gujarat petchem expansion project
Petro Chemical | 22 September 2020

IOCL to invest Rs. 17,825 crore on Gujarat petchem expansion project

The project will not only increase the capacity of Gujarat Refinery from 13.7 MMTPA to 18 MMTPA but would also result in integration to petrochemicals with production of 500 KTPA Polypropylene.


Toray develops composite tooling materials distribution center in US
Petro Chemical | 22 September 2020

Toray develops composite tooling materials distribution center in US

Manufactured at their thermoset center of excellence in the UK, the tooling material will be fully stocked in the central US, allowing for immediate order fulfillment for customers in North America.


BASF invests in pyrolysis technology firm, Pyrum
Petro Chemical | 21 September 2020

BASF invests in pyrolysis technology firm, Pyrum

Investment will support construction of additional production capacities for pyrolysis oil.


Echem to invest $15 bn on bulding new refinery, petchems complex in Egypt
Petro Chemical | 20 September 2020

Echem to invest $15 bn on bulding new refinery, petchems complex in Egypt

Company is rapidly working on implementing a number of new projects to the national plan for the period of 2020-2035.


Petrochemicals demand to rise in key Asian countries by 2021
Petro Chemical | 20 September 2020

Petrochemicals demand to rise in key Asian countries by 2021

Easing of containment measures imposed due to Covid-19 pandemic and stimulus packages are likely to increase economic activities and drive petrochemicals demand in countries like China, India and Indonesia.


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