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United States: Bayport Polymers to Double Polyethylene Capacity

Friday, September 28, 2018

Bayport Polymers, LLC (“Bayport Polymers”) – a 50/50 joint venture owned by Total S.A. (“Total”) and Novealis Holdings LLC, itself a joint venture of Borealis AG (“Borealis”) and NOVA Chemicals Inc. (“NOVA Chemicals”) – announces the final investment decision to build a 625,000-ton-per-year polyethylene unit at its production site in Bayport, Texas.  The new unit will use Borstar® technology and more than double the site’s polyethylene capacity to 1.1 Mt/y with a start-up scheduled in 2021. The contract for the engineering, procurement and construction of the new unit has been awarded to McDermott and is expected to employ 1,750 staff during peak...
Oxiteno Starts Up Its New Alkoxylation Plant In Pasadena, TX

Thursday, September 06, 2018

The industrial plant combines strategic location, large size capacity and world class alkoxylation technology to provide a broad portfolio of surfactants and specialty chemicals. Pasadena, September 4th, 2018 – Oxiteno, one of the world’s largest ethoxylates producers, announced today the commencement of beneficial operations at its new 170,000 metric tons/year manufacturing plant in Pasadena, Texas. The new unit includes world class alkoxylation technology to ensure safety and environmental performance. It will serve as reliable domestic source of products for Oxiteno’s regional and global customers. Oxiteno has invested around US$200 million over 6 years including site acquisition, plant construction, and R&D facilities while...
Nissan Chemical America Corporation Completes Pasadena Plant Expansion

Friday, August 03, 2018

Nissan Chemical America Corporation is nearing completion of its Pasadena plant expansion. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on August 23, at the manufacturing site commemorating the occasion.   Nissan Chemical America was established in 1989, and the manufacturing plant was established at the Pasadena location in 1997.  Since then, the company has developed and marketed nanomaterials creating innovative solutions for paint, specialty coatings, catalyst, oil and gas, 3D printing and many other industries. William Smith, President of NCA says, "Sales to the oil and gas industry are continuing to grow and, with completion of the expansion, we are better positioned to meet demand and serve...
Manufacturing Consortium Partners with San Jacinto College for $275,402 Job-Training Grant

Monday, July 23, 2018

A Manufacturing Consortium, including E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company and Kaneka North America LLC have partnered with San Jacinto College to provide job training using a $275,402 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Gulf Coast Texas area. Click here for the complete article.
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Pasadena is the second largest city in the Houston MSA.