Polypropylene (PP)

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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PTTGC and Pertamina in talk for Indonesia Petrochemical Complex

PTTGC – Pertamina to sign Java Complex joint venture The Thailand-based PTT Global Chemical plc (PTTGC) and the Indonesian national oil company (NOC) Pertamina are in final talks to establish a joint venture to build from greenfield a world-scale petrochemical complex in Java, Indonesia. This process is following up a heads of agreement (HOA) signed …

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Rapid Petronas Pengerang takes speed with Technology Alliances

Versalis joins Basf, Itochu and PTT to partner in Rapid Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) completed in September a joint venture with the Italian company Versalis, the chemical branch of Eni for the refinery and petrochemical integrated development (RAPID) project in Pengerang, Johor, Malaysia. With this partnership, Petronas and Versalis will design, develop and construct the elastomers …

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QP and QAPCO move on $5.5 billion Ras Laffan Petrochemicals

Qatar to invest $25 billion in petrochemicals until 2020 In February 2012, Qatar Petroleum (QP) and Qatar Petrochemicals Corporation (Qapco) had signed a Heads of Agreement (HOA) to add a $5.5 billion petrochemical complex in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar. In this project QP and Qapco will share interests according to:  – Qatar Petroleum 80%  – Qapco 20% In Qapco …

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Polypropylene

Definition Polypropylene is a thermoplastic material resulting from the polymerization of the propylene by catalysts. Polypropylene may also be called Polypropene. Polypropylene is usually represented by PP. Comments Polypropylene belongs to the olefins family as a polyolefins together with the Polyethylene. The Polypropylene is a polymer produced from the propylene monomer by catalytic polymerization. Because of its balanced crystalline molecular structure, …

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“UHMWPE”

Definition UHMWPE is the acronym of Ultra High Molecular Weight PolyEthylene UHMWPE is a linear, low-pressure, Ziegler-type-catalyst, polyethylene resin. Comments UHMWPE has an extremely weight-average molecular weight, approximately ten times that of high molecular weight, High density polyethylene (HDPE) resins.  Because of its ultra high molecular density, UHMWPE has both the highest abrasion resistance and highest impact strength of any plastic. In …

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Sibur awards FEED contracts for ZapSibNeftekhim olefin in Tobolsk

Sibur kicks off Russian largest petrochemical complex If Russia is among the biggest producer and exporter of oil and gas, Russia is also a net importer of petrochemical products. In the same way as Russia has multiplied strategic alliances with western companies, such as ExxonMobil, Statoil, ENI, Total to boost its upstream sector, Russia is also …

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RIL awards Technip and CB&I for Jamnagar Ethylene and Paraxylene

Reliance to gear up on $11 billion Jamnagar refinery expansion Reliance Industry Ltd (Reliance or RIL) is making major steps in the expansion of its refinery located in Jamnagar, Gujarat, India. With $11 billion capital expenditure, Reliance is planning  one of the brownfield largest expansion of energy and petrochemical projects gobally. Commissioned on July 1999 with an installed refining capacity of 668,000 b/d, 1.9 million t/y Polypropylene and 1.5 million t/y Paraxylene unit, Jamnagar is the …

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$3 billion Fujairah refinery, IPIC calls for bid on FEED

Fujairah refinery, a strategic project for the UAE International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) is moving ahead with the crude oil refinery project to be located at Fujairah, UAE. The Fujairah refinery, should have a capacity of 10.0 million t/y or 200,000 b/d. IPIC estimated the capital expenditure at $ 3 billion. The Fujairah refinery project should be …

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