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pro·py·lene

(prō'pi-lēn),
Methylethylene; a gaseous olefinic hydrocarbon.
Synonym(s): propene

propylene

/pro·pyl·ene/ (pro´pĭ-lēn) a gaseous hydrocarbon, CH3CHdbondCH2.
propylene glycol  a colorless viscous liquid used as a humectant and solvent in pharmaceutical preparations.

pro·py·lene

(prō'pi-lēn)
Methylethylene; a gaseous olefinic hydrocarbon.
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The contract is aimed at building an MTP unit in Iran to produce propylene under the brand of PARS MTP.
In January 2007, Egyptian Propylene & Polypropylene Company announced it was to build a propylene / polypropylene (PP) complex in Port Said, Egypt.
The demand for domestically produced on-purpose propylene continues to be very strong in China due to the increasing demand for polypropylene and other downstream chemical and plastic products," said John Gugel, vice president and general manager of Honeywell UOP's Process Technology and Equipment business.
Additionally, propylene is also witnessing huge demand from the global packaging industry on account of increasing demand for high quality and safe packaging material from the food & beverage, chemicals and pharmaceutical sectors.
Detailed information of all active plants and planned Propylene projects in Canada with capacity forecasts to 2019 and additional details such as process, technology, operator and equity
Detailed information of all active plants and planned Propylene projects in United Kingdom with capacity forecasts to 2019 and additional details such as process, technology, operator and equity
The investment would further strengthen BASF's backward integration into propylene and grow its propylene-based downstream activities, leading to a stronger market position in North America.
The study analysed the effect of the shale gas boom in the US and the new production processes will have on the global market for propylene and its derivatives, said Oliver Kutsch, chief executive officer of Ceresana.
In personal care products propylene glycol is not used because of its ability to lower the freezing point of water.
With our second plant optimization in Stade, Germany, we are continuing to support the growing needs and demands of the pharmaceutical grade propylene glycol (PG USP/EP) market," said Vincent Lacoste, global strategic marketing manager for Dow Propylene Glycol.
The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) announced on Wednesday that its board of directors has authorised capital to finalise detailed engineering and purchase long lead-time equipment for a new, world-scale propylene production facility to be constructed at Dow Texas Operations.