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Business News: March 2022

By Mary Page Bailey |

Plant Watch Lummus and Synthos double planned capacity of bio-butadiene plant February 10, 2022 — Following a successful feasibility study last year, Lummus Technology (Houston; www.lummustechnology.com) and Synthos S.A. (Oswiecim, Poland; www.synthosgroup.com) announced that their new bio-butadiene technology is ready for implementation, and the companies have agreed to move into the next phase of the project. Synthos has committed to building a plant with a capacity of 40,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) of bio-butadiene — twice as much as the companies had originally planned.   Hexion to expand capacity for fire-protection products at Montana plant February 9, 2022 — Hexion Holdings Corp. (Columbus, Ohio; www.hexion.com) is strengthening its manufacturing footprint for the ArmorBuilt fire-protection product through an expansion of its site in Missoula, Mont. Hexion previously announced two ArmorBuilt capacity expansions at its Portland, Oregon manufacturing site in 2021. The Missoula site expansion will significantly increase ArmorBuilt capacity when it comes online in late 2022.   Linde to build hydrogen plant for BASF in France February 9, 2022 — Linde plc (Guildford, U.K.; www.linde.com) will design,…
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