Hengli Petrochemical Co. Ltd. has successfully started up seven UOP Polybed™ pressure swing adsorption (PSA) units supplying high-purity hydrogen at its complex in Dalian, Liaoning, China.
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The ethane-fuelled VLECs are part of a Phase-2 order from Zhejiang Satellite Petrochemical and construction will be equally split between Samsung Heavy Industries and Hyundai Heavy Industries.
The company has announced a price increase of up to 8% over current prices on Separex spiral wound membrane elements, used in membrane systems to remove acid gas and vapour-phase water from natural gas streams.
The API’s August Monthly Statistical Report shows that the US returned to being a net energy exporter in August despite Hurricane Laura and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new plant, to be operated by local Polyplastics subsidiary TOPAS Advanced Polymers GmbH, will have a capacity of 20 000 tpy, more than doubling the company’s current output.
OQ Chemicals has entered into an agreement to licence technology for the production of ethylene and propylene derivatives to Duqm.
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals has awarded LanzaTech a contract to commence the basic engineering for an integrated processing facility to convert locally available agricultural residues into fuel grade ethanol.
A naming ceremony was recently held at the Sakaide Works of Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd for Japan’s first LNG bunkering vessel.
The recent uptick in industrial/ business activities and gradual re-opening of economies are set to strengthen the demand for polymers.