It's the chemical industry, distilled.
Waste plastic to phenol, concrete admixtures, ferric sulfate, net-zero steam cracking, Röhm and SABIC.
Darius Mortazavi13 hours ago
PureCycle's problems, OCOChem, Origin's layoff, LyondellBasell and MoReTec, LanzaTech and steel, Goodyear, and Evonik.
Darius Mortazavi8 days ago
Exxon and lithium, the helium auction, ADNOC, Lummus and Citroniq, Heirloom, and Solidia.
Darius Mortazavi16 days ago
Dow and Evonik, Solvay and Orbia, battery separators, a plant closure, PDH, and plastic sorting.
Darius Mortazavi23 days ago
LyondellBasell and Cyclyx, Solugen and ADM, Mura, CPVC, ethanol-to-propylene, and phosphorus.
Darius Mortazavia month ago
Origin's demonstration scale startup and it's near term pivot.
(2 min) Going a bit deeper on Invista's ADN and HMD shutdown from earlier this week.
Darius Mortazavi2 months ago
Invista decided to shut down its ADN and HMD plant in Orange, Texas.
(3 min) Understanding how the chemical industry evolves in real time, with battery materials.
Eastman is selling it's Texas City acetyls plant to Ineos for $490 million.
(3 min) LyondellBasell is taking the lead in depolymerization, but why?
Exxon is bringing a new polymer to market, and partly through some new rebar.
(2 min) Lego is pausing it's ABS to PET transition, and Apple's new iPhone case.
Exxon's two new LAO-focused plants mark their entrance into a new market.
(2 min) My almost working model for the broader chemical process industries.
Darius Mortazavi3 months ago
Evonik's agreement with a mattress collector, plus more.
(1 min) The Column is changing, here are the details.
(2 min) Early thoughts on a free energy and DAC-based world.
Evonik and Thyssenkrupp Udhe's latest HPPO plant, plus vinyl chloride.
3 months ago
LG Chem's expansion plans for its acquired membrane business, plus polystyrene.
Sumitomo's ultra-fine alumina for electronics and a bit about erasers.
Cascade's $2.6 million pre-seed round and a bit about polyurethanes.
DuPont's $1.8 billion POM divestment, plus stretchy clothes.
Dow Chemical, the EPA, and PCE usage. Plus: propylene glycol.
Braskem and SCGC’s bio-based JV, Covestro’s PC recycling plans, and rubbing alcohol.