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ChemaWEyaat and Indorama sign for Madeenat Aromatics project

Indorama takes seat in Tacaamol Al-Gharbia Complex The Thai chemical company Indorama Ventures (Indorama) and the local Abu Dhabi National Chemicals Corporation (ChemaWEyaat) signed an agreement to establish the joint venture Abu Dhabi Chemicals Integration Company (Tacaamol) to design and build the first phase of the Madeenat ChemaWEyaat Al Gharbia (MCAG) project in the Western …

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Kuwait sets pace to develop PIC Olefins-III project

PIC Olefins-3 integrated in KNPC New Refinery Project The wholly state-owned Petrochemicals Industries Company (PIC) is considering to relocate its Olefins-3 project along the New refinery Project (NRP) planned by Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) in Al-Zour, Kuwait. PIC and KNPC may be defined as sisters companies as both belongs to the national Kuwait Petroleum Company (KPC). …

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M&G to build world largest PET single line in Texas Corpus Christi

M&G to invest $1 billion in PET and PTA plants in USA The Italian company Mossi & Ghisolfi Gruppo (M&G Group) made the final investment decision (FID) for to build a greenfield polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plants in Corpus Christi in Texas, USA. M&G Group is a wholly owned family company with …

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Sibur in brief

Largest petrochemical company in Russia and CIS The Siberia Urals Petrochemical Company (SIBUR) was established by Decree as a joint-stock company in 1992. SIBUR was formed from multiple entities processing oil, gas and petrochemicals across Russia. In 2001, SIBUR was taken over by Gazprom to resolve debts reorganize the company. In 2008, Gazprom considered the petrochemical …

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Takamul and Oman Oil to add value on petrochemicals

Oman prepare series of projects for PTA,PET and PIA The national oil company Oman Oil Company (OOC) and its 92% subsidiary Takamul Investment Company (Takamul) presented a program of new projects covering the petrochemicals, metals and mining sectors. OOC, as a wholly-owned company by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman is investing in the …

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Coca-Cola, Ford, Heinz, Nike and Procter & Gamble join forces in PET Technology

Top brands to develop 100% plant-based PET (BioPET) June 2012, the Coca-Cola Company (Coca-Cola), Ford Motor Company (Ford), H.J. Heinz Company(Heinz), NIKE, Inc. (Nike) and Procter & Gamble (P&G) created the Plant PET Technology Collaborative (PTC). Already December 2009 had marked game changing by Coca-Cola launching its innovative PlantBottle™ package. With the 30 percent mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) portion …

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Polyplex invests $150 million in Turkey for PET

Indian polyester leader Polyplex selects Turkey for expansion  Polyplex Corp. of India,  is the fourth largest producer of polyester film in the world. Polyplex and the Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey (ISPAT) have jointly announced the decision for Polyplex to select Turkey to support its global expansion in to produce polyethylene terephthalate (PET). …

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Paraxylene

Definition Paraxylene is one of the three DimethylBenzene isomers and therefore belongs to the Aromatics family, so called BTX where X stands for Xylene. Paraxylene is also called P-Xylene or even PX. Paraxylene is a colorless liquid. Comments Paraxylene is obtained by the distillation of camphor with zincchloride. Then Paraxylene can be oxidized to form Purified …

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“PTA”

Definition: “PTA” is the acronym of Purified Terephthalic Acid. Comment: Modern technologies produce PTA by the catalytic liquid-phase oxidation of Para-Xylene (PX) in acetic acid, which is done in the presence of air and uses manganese or cobalt acetate as a catalyst. PTA is purified in a crystallizer, where unreacted xylene and water are flashed off. …

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