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One Day – One Country: China

China Key Projects and Business Highlights  While the Chinese national oil companies (NOCs) China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC or PetroChina), Sinopec, and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) explore the world to find new oil and gas resources, the foreign companies such as Air Liquide, Basf, Dow Chemical, ExxonMobil, Huntsman, Lanxess, Shell, Total, invest in China in all kinds of …

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Lanxess in brief

Energizing Chemistry Lanxess AG (Lanxess) is a young company founded in 2005 with 150 years of history in the chemical industry as the result of Bayer strategic spin off of plastics and synthetic rubber assets. Still home-based with Bayer in Leverkusen, Germany, will relocate headquarters next door in Cologne,  in 2013. Lanxess is covering 31 …

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Mitsui & Co in brief

Initiate, Create and, Deliver Established in 1947 with its headquarter in Tokyo, Japan, Mitsui  & Co. Ltd (Mitsui) is a diversified industrial company with a global presence in 67 countries and listed in Tokyo Stock Exchange. With more than 44,000 employees, Mitsui manage a large portfolio of products and services covering:  – Iron and Steel …

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Ineos Technologies for Rosneft’s VNHK Nakhodka project

Vostochnaya Neftechemicheskaya moves on Nakhodka petrochemical complex project ZAO Vostochnaya Neftechemicheskaya (VNHK) is fully owned  OJSC NK ROSNEFT (Rosneft) company created in 2011 to develop a petrochemical complex in Primorsky region, near Pervostroiteley settlement of Nakhodkinsky urban district. Nakhodka is located in the Vladivostok region, in the East of the Russian Federation.  Rosneft’s VNHK is planning …

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Polyurethane

Definition: “Polyurethane“, like all plastics, is a polymer made by reacting diisocyanates (MDI and/or TDI) with a range of Polyols. Depending on the desired end product, chemical formulations may contain other ingredients such as catalysts, blowing agents and possibly flame retardants. Comments: Polyurethanes were invented back in the 1930s by Professor Dr. Otto Bayer (1902-1982). There are various types …

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“MDI”

Definition: “MDI” stands for Methylene Diphenyl diisocyanate. as a derivative from the Isocyanates familly, the MDI belongs to the Aromatics branch of the building blocks of the petrochemical industry.  Comments: Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) and 2,4 toluene diisocyanate (TDI) are used in the production of polyurethanes  – an essential component in many products ranging from …

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