Korean PO Capacity Addition Planned

S-Oil commits to new FCC, petchem capacity

25 Sep 2015, 3.12 am GMT

Shanghai, 25 September (Argus) — South Korean refiner S-Oil has made a final commitment to build a 60,000 b/d fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit with associated petrochemical capability,

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BASF and Genomatica Expand BDO License

BASF, Genomatica expand license agreement for BDO
By BASF | September 24, 2015

BASF and Genomatica have expanded the scope of their license agreement for the production of 1,4 butanediol based on renewable feedstock (renewable BDO) using Genomatica's patented process.

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Propylene Inventories Rise

US propylene inventories rise 2.1% on production
23 September 2015 22:14 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)–US propylene inventories rose 2.1% during the week ended 18 September,

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Elite Expansion

More than 100 new jobs at specialty foam producer are headed to Newnan in 2016
Sun, 09/20/2015 – 3:00pm Ben Nelms

A Newnan manufacturer of specialty foam products will be undergoing a $2.5 million expansion and adding 150 new jobs in early 2016.

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Covestro IPO Update

Bayer chief remains optimistic over Covestro IPO plans

Jeevan Vasagar in Berlin


Covestro AG, the former Bayer AG MaterialScience business, has officially adopted its new name. The company is now legally and economically independent, but will remain a 100 percent subsidiary of Bayer for the time being.

Bayer is floating Covestro,

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Covestro Update

Bayer's Covestro aims to fetch 2.5 bln eur in IPO
  Bayer CovestroLarge


* Offer price range 26.50-35.50 eur/shr

* Number of shares to be adjusted to reach 2.5 bln proceeds

* Oct.

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