Union Carbide Union Carbide Corporation (Union Carbide) is one of the oldest chemical and polymers companies in the United States, and currently has more than 3,800 employees. has completed the expansion of its vinyl acetate Vinyl acetate, also known as VAM for vinyl acetate monomer, has the chemical formula CH3COOCH=CH2 and is a colorless liquid with a sweet flavor. Systematic names include 1-acetoxyethylene and acetic acid ethenyl ester. monomer monomer (mŏn`əmər): see polymer.
Molecule of any of a class of mostly organic compounds that can react with other molecules of the same or other compounds to form very large molecules (polymers). unit at Texas City, TX, raising annual capacity by 30% to 720 million pounds. A further incremental expansion is planned to take the facility to 750 million pounds early in 1997. Union Carbide announced an agreement with Chang Chun Petrochemicals of Taiwan to increase butyl acetate production at Chang Chun's Miau-Li plant to 25,000 metric tons, beginning in January 1996. As part of the agreement, which expands upon an existing arrangement, Union Carbide will supply butanol bu·ta·nol
Either of two butyl alcohols derived from butane and used as solvents and in organic synthesis.
[butan(e) + -ol1. as raw material from its plant in Taft, LA. The companies also agreed to conduct a feasibility study "A Feasibility Study" is an episode of the original The Outer Limits television show. It first aired on 13 April, 1964, during the first season. It was remade in 1997 as part of the revived The Outer Limits series with a minor title change. on expanding butyl acetate capacity by an additional 25,000 metric tons over the next several years, either in Taiwan or at another Southeast Asian location. Thai Petrochemical Industry Public Company, Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand, will build a major new polyethylene plant, based on Union Carbide's Unipol Process technology, at Rayong, Thailand. Scheduled for completion in 1997, the facility will have an annual capacity of 200,000 metric tons.