ADNOC, Ravago to explore collaboration opportunities in UAE


The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Ravago Group (Ravago), to explore opportunities for cooperation at the Ruwais Industrial Complex in the UAE. Ravago is a leading service solutions provider in the global polymers and chemicals market. As part of ADNOC’s efforts to maximize value across its value chain, Ravago and ADNOC will explore ways to upgrade and commercialize the non-prime product generated at Borouge, the joint venture between ADNOC and Austria-based Borealis. Read more

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) will set up its second LPG bottling plant in Odisha in Balangir district, an official said. The BPCL plant costing Rs 103 crore will be located at Barkhani, BPCLRegional Manager (East) Atul Kumar said. Expected to be commissioned by March 2020, the new plant spread over 23 acres will have a bottling capacity of 42 lakh cylinders per year. The company already has an LPG bottling plant in Khurda. The Balangir plant will supply LPG cylinders to consumers in Balangir, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Kalahandi, Sonepur, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Boudh, Kandhamal, Rayagada and Nuapada districts. Read More

 

Sabic said that it will introduce its latest materials and solutions for drink, food and non-food packaging caps and closures. Sabic has developed a new multi-modal grade of HDPE with excellent organoleptics for this major application. It combines an excellent environmental stress cracking resistance (ESCR) with good flow, allowing cap manufacturers to design very lightweight closures.Sabic HDPE CCX027C polymer exhibits strong shear thinning, which means that even though it has a relatively low MFI (0.8 g/10 min, 2.16 kg), its flow characteristics during injection moulding are similar to those of a unimodal HDPE with an MFI more than three times higher. Read More

 

Innospec Inc (IOSP) said that it has broken ground on its new facility to manufacture drag reducing agents (DRAs). The site is at Pleasanton, Texas, and is an extension of the existing Innospec site. The project is well advanced and the company expects beneficial production later in the second half of 2018. “DRAs are a fast growing, exciting, cutting-edge technology which has the dual benefit of both improving productivity and cutting costs for our customers. We are delighted to have developed our own proprietary products and manufacturing process, which will be very complementary to our existing portfolio and will allow us to serve our customers globally,” said Patrick Williams, president and CEO, Innospec. Read More

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