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Petrochemical makers are innovating to enable more plastics recycling

As petrochemicals and recycling advancements give old plastic new life over and over again—from shoes and clothes made of recycled plastic recovered from the ocean, to plastic bottles being chemically recycled into fuel and a raw material to make new...

/ March 4, 2019

Toluene: The secret ingredient in stretch jeans

Invented more than a century ago (1873, hat tip to Mr. Levi Strauss), blue jeans have evolved from humble origins into an American wardrobe staple. They’re a fixture for yardwork, office work, a night on the town and running errands....

/ March 4, 2019

American refiners produce the fuels for greener flights

The friendly skies have never been more crowded. In 2018, 4.3 billion passengers stowed their tray tables and brought their seat backs into the upright position on their way to and from wherever they wanted — or needed — to...

/ March 4, 2019

A new way of farming gets a boost from petrochemicals

Your browser does not support HTML5 video. With the global population rising and a decline in arable land for crop production, people are looking for solutions to feed a growing world. Hydroponic farming, a technique for growing plants without any...

/ March 3, 2019