A sustainable solution to our plastic needs


A sustainable solution to our plastic needs

polythene bag for grocery, a disposable coffee cup, a discarded broken toy- there are so many plastic items that we discard every day which ends up in the landfills, polluting and degrading our planet bit by bit. If only these things were made of bio-based plastics, imagine the difference that we can make to the world.By Debarati Das: Despite rising environmental concerns and an even bigger concern over the amount of plastic waste chocking the ecology posing a serious threat to the biodiversity of the planet, plastics form an integral part of each of our lives. Read More

 

BASF Petronas Chemicals, a Malaysia-based joint venture between BASF SE and Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) has successfully decided the start-up of a new plant for the production of highly reactive polyisobutene(HR-PIB).The new plant will have a total annual capacity of 50,000 metric tonnes, at its integrated site in Gebeng, Kuantan, Malaysia.HR-PIB is an important intermediate product for the manufacturing of high-performance fuel and lubricant additives, including additives for sludge prevention. Read More

 

Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara) has signed an agreement to supply SADIG-ILCO, a new Saudi-German joint venture focused on the manufacture of a wide range of speciality chemicals with ethylene oxide (EO) and propylene oxide (PO).Under the terms of the supply agreement, SADIG-ILCO’s new PlasChem Park facility will offtake EO and PO from Sadara through the EO and PO pipelines that are being established by Sadara.Using these products as feedstock, the company will manufacture a range of speciality chemicals.Read More

 

DIC Corporation has opened a new solid compound technical centre Asia Pacific in Malaysia to develop and improve products suitable for the markets in Southeast Asia and South Asia. And to strengthen its technical service structure in the compound business of polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) compounds and resin colourants.The facility is located on the premises of DIC Compounds (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (DCM) and has been in full operation since January 2017. Read More

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