Urumqi Petrochemical, a subsidiary of Chinese energy major PetroChina, has received approval from the central government to build a world-scale aromatics complex in western China.
The world's first commercial-scale gas-to-liquid (GTL) plant was commissioned last month in Qatar, according to Foster Wheeler, which designed the facility.
Brazilian petrochemicals producer Ipiranga Petroquimica (IPQ) has begun production of a new grade of pressure-resistant high-density polyethylene called PE-100 for use in the construction of natural gas pipelines and sewage systems as well as for underwater applications.
North American use of chemically modified fillers and reinforcements in plastics is expected to grow to nearly 4 billion pounds per year by 2010, outstripping the growth rate in plastics by 1-2 percent per year, according to Pennsylvania-based Principia Partners.
The Indian government has approved plans by Reliance Petroleum Limited (RPL) to use ExxonMobil's alkylate and diesel de-sulpherization technology.
A California state legislative committee has approved a bill to ban many railroad chemical tank cars in the state despite opposition by much of the chemical industry.
California's plastics and chemicals industries are regrouping following a vote by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to ban the commercial manufacture, sale and distribution of baby products containing bisphenol A or some phthalate forms including polyvinyl chloride.
The Series 100 Accu-Flo Metering Valve is designed for precision gas admissions in various vacuum processes and the control of systems pressures as low as 1 x 10-11 Torr.
User-friendly, field-configurable and versatile, CN8200 Series temperature and process controllers have a large dual LED display.
The Model 595 digitally compensated submersible pressure transducer's integral specific gravity compensation gives a true level reading
With an advanced "U" tube flow sensor design, the Model CMU Coriolis Mass Flow Meter delivers more than twice the industry standard flow rate than previously available.
PEEKshrink heat-shrinkable tubing provides a "shrink to fit" layer of protection for sensitive wires and other components used in fluid handling systems, aeronautics and automobiles, electronics, telecom hardware and oil exploration equipment.
A first in infrared imaging technology for PDM applications, the M7800 and M7815 cameras introduce a high-resolution 320 x 240 UFPA detector with a 60 Hz refresh rate.