Petrochemicals

Feb 14th, 2017

Syrian Government Strategic Policy as to the Development of Chemical and Petrochemical Industries

Most of the Syrian manufacturing areas, in particular, the petrochemical plants, have been destroyed during the war. The Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis announces that the government has adopted the restoration strategies of the petrochemical sector. According to the Syrian Prime Minister, the terrorists caused massive damage to oil and gas fields of the country. […]...

Feb 7th, 2017

The Steady and Promising Consumer Solutions Segment of Dow

The market leader, Dow Chemical’s, also widely known as DOW, announced its profit earned as of the end of the fourth quarter of 2016. The revenue of $1.6 US billion indicated a 48.6% rise in comparison to the last year’s closing quarter, when the reported revenue was $1.1 US billion. Dow Chemical’s Consumer Solutions department […]...

Feb 1st, 2017

Dow Chemical Fourth-Quarter Report Exceeds Analysts’ Forecasts

Following the highly critiqued merger with DuPont Co., the chemical maker Dow Chemical released a report on its quarterly profit. Regardless of poor analysts’ forecasts, the consolidation of two markets seemingly expanded their specialty goods production with an increase of obtained silicon and switched focus to consumer-oriented markets, including automotive, pharmaceutical, electronics, and agriculture. The […]...

Dec 12th, 2016

Iran expects to carry out new petrochemical projects with foreign investors

The capacity of Iranian petrochemical manufacturing has grown by 20 percent since the first quarter 2016. According to the experts, it is a positive trend for the current situation in the petrochemical production of Iran.  They note that the output capacity has increased due to the engagement of overseas investors and the adoption of new […]...

Mar 30th, 2016

Sustainable growth of Calcium Chloride demand

An exhaustive report by Zion Research offers an insightful view on global Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) consumption in 2014-2020. The research contains market share, growth perspectives, analysis of the calcium chloride overall production,   target consumers, major trends and forecasting. Calcium chloride, the ionic compound of calcium and chlorine, is directly produced from limestone. Yet, in greater […]...

Jan 25th, 2011

Biofuels

Overview From the earliest days of internal-combustion engines, technological visionaries dreamed that engines would run on fuel made from plants. Experiments conducted in the 19th century showed that it was possible, and both Henry Ford and Rudolf Diesel supported the notion. Interest has waxed and waned for decades. These days, it is running high once […]...

Jul 14th, 2010

Global Acetic Acid Demand Is Forecast to Grow at 3 – 4% per Year

The three largest derivatives of methanol are formaldehyde, methyl tertiary butyl ether and Acetic acid (one of the simplest carboxylic acids). Acetic acid is an important chemical reagent and industrial chemical, used in the production of polyethylene terephthalate (used in soft drink bottles), cellulose acetate (for photographic film), and polyvinyl acetate (for wood glue), as […]...

Jul 13th, 2010

BP Oil Spill: New Cap ‘Successfully Installed’ on Leaking Well

BP to begin tests to close valves on new containment cap in Gulf of Mexico and hopes to temporarily stop oil gushing from wellhead BP has fitted a larger, tighter-fitting containment cap on the ruptured Gulf of Mexico wellhead that has been gushing with oil since the Deepwater Horizon explosion on 20 April.Crude oil continues […]...

Jul 12th, 2010

Formaldehyde Is the Most Commercially Important Aldehyde.

The simple molecule of Formaldehyde plays an invaluable role in many areas of the economy including the aerospace, automotive and building and construction sectors. It is essential to the workings of the human body and other biological systems and is used in making pill coatings, heart valves and vaccines. Its benefits have been improving our […]...

Jun 16th, 2010

Fabric Could Help Clean Up US Oil Spill

A company from Switzerland which produces a fabric used for absorbing oil said on Tuesday that it had been visited by US officials, after claiming that it could aid in the clean-up effort in the Gulf of Mexico. Carlo Centonze, chief executive of HeiQ Materials, said the company had received a visit from US army […]...

Jun 16th, 2010

US Projects Receive Funds to Demonstrate Carbon Capture

Three projects in the US have been selected to receive up to $612m (£414m) from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – matched by $368m in private funding – to demonstrate large-scale carbon capture and storage from industrial sources. Two of the three projects will use the stored CO2 for enhancing the recovery of oil, […]...

Jun 15th, 2010

Vietnam’s Participation in WTO, Rising Consumer Price Index, Increasing Income Have Positive Impact on Country’s Pharmaceutical Market

In 2007 Pharmaceutical industry in Vietnam produced $600 mln worth volume of medications (16.5% more than in 2006). However, due to the economic recession in 2009 this growth started to slow down. According to the forecasts, in 2019 per capita expenditure on medicine in Vietnam will rise from $16,13 (the level of 2008) to $60,30. […]...

Jun 15th, 2010

Uptrend is Outlined on the Global Phenol Market

Uptrend is outlined on the global Phenol market, in 2010 the market will generally see demand increase, major part of it attributed to Asia. In 2008 production output shrank due to the recession and amounted 7.2 mln tons. In 2009 relative improvement of the market was estimated for major regions, apart from the USA where […]...

May 25th, 2010

Despite Brazil’s Attempts, U.S. Ethanol Proves Itself

While Brazil spends millions of dollars to persuade Americans otherwise – the facts show that American ethanol is superior to – and actually cheaper than – Brazilian ethanol. The Renewable Fuels Association reports a gallon of gasoline mixed with 10-percent ethanol from the U.S. would be 11 cents cheaper than a gallon of gas with […]...

May 25th, 2010

Biotechnology Industry Organization Spent $2.2M on Lobbying U.S. Government in 1Q

The Biotechnology Industry Organization spent $2.2 million lobbying the federal government in the first quarter on health care, agricultural, and economic issues affecting the biotech industry. The spending marks a 15 percent boost from just over $1.9 million spent during the same period in 2009, according to a recent disclosure form. The industry group, whose […]...

May 10th, 2010

Ethanol Industry: Too Big to De-Subsidize?

The ethanol lobby has been extremely successful over the course of the last decade in growing the industry into one of Washington’s favorite pet projects. A reported 76 percent of each dollar in subsidies to renewable energies is allocated to ethanol, including $5 billion in annual tax credits. Auto companies historically have been supportive of […]...

Apr 15th, 2010

EFSA to Provide Comprehensive Overview on Bisphenol A Safety by end May

BPA is permitted for use in food contact materials in the European Union, under Commission Directive 2002/72/EC of 6 August 2002 relating to plastic materials and articles intending to come into contact with foodstuffs. It is also permitted for food contact use in other countries such as the USA and Japan. Bisphenol A (BPA) is […]...

Apr 15th, 2010

US Navy Base to Produce Own Biofuel

A biodiesel production system that will enable the US Navy to produce its own sustainable fuel has been delivered to a base in South California, US. The system, which can produce around 3-10 million gallons of biofuel annually, is a result of a close partnership between Biodiesel Industries and Navy and aerospace technology company Aerojet. […]...

Mar 23rd, 2010

Ethanol is Not the Fuel of the Future for U.S.

Tennessee Voices The Tennessee Voices article on ethanol by Jaime Dachelet (“Ethanol provides many benefits,” March 10) reads like a free advertisement for Eco-Energy, a business that markets ethanol. The writer, their director of public relations, dismisses as “bugaboo” any engine problems related to this form of alcohol distilled from corn. Yet, as my friend […]...

Mar 10th, 2010

Recycling of non-bottle rigid plastics in USA

The American Chemistry Council recently released the 2008 report on the collection and recycling of post-consumer non-bottle rigid plastics across the United States. The report, found that in 2008, over 361 million lbs of post-consumer rigid plastics were collected for recycling nationwide, an increase of nearly 11% from 2007. Also, in North American markets, much […]...