News

General news articles

BASF completes $270 million expansion of Beaumont facility, launches new product

A new multimillion-dollar investment by BASF will provide an herbicidal solution for crop growers and, at the same time, contribute to the economic development of Southeast Texas.
Tuesday, March 21, BASF held a ribbon cutting to announce completion of the expansion of its Beaumont facility, the only dicamba manufacturing facility in the U.S.
Dicamba, an herbicide that controls annual and perennial rose weeds in grain crops and highlands, is used to control brush and bracken in pastures, as well as legumes and cacti. It kills broadleaf weeds before and after they sprout.

Total partners with Borealis and Nova in $1.7B ethane cracker project

Total announced Monday, March 27, that the company is entering into a partnership with Borealis and Nova to form a joint venture with the aim of building an ethane steam cracker at Total’s plant in Port Arthur and a new Borstar polyethylene unit in Bayport.
The joint venture is expected to be established in late 2017, according to a release by Total, and the final investment decision on the Borstar polyethylene plant will be made simultaneously.

Pages