TPC Group Timeline

75 years

1940

1942

Construction on Houston Operations Begins as Sinclair Rubber

Construction on Port Neches Operations Begins as Neches Butane Products Company

1944

Port Neches Operations Production Starts

Houston Operations Production Starts

1947

Houston Operations & Port Neches Operations on Standby after WWII

1950

1950

Houston Operations & Port Neches Operations Restarted for Korean Conflict

1955

FMC & Tenneco Buy Houston Operations

Texas-U.S. Chemical & Goodrich-Gulf Buy Port Neches Operations

1957

Houston Operations Houdry 1&2 Units Startup (Bechtel 2340)

1960

1970

1970

Houston Operations 45 MM lb/yr Neoprene

1973

Houston Operations Houdry 3 Started

1975

Port Neches Operations Implements OXO-D

1976

Houston Operations Implements DMF Solvent

Port Neches Operations Implements beta-MOP Solvent

1977

Houston Operations Neoprene and Maleic Sold to Denka

Houston Operations Tenneco Buys Out FMC

1978

Houston Operations License ISOM from IFP

Houston Operations MTBE Licensed from Snamprogetti (ENI)

1980

1980

Texaco Acquired Full Ownership of Port Neches Operations

1981

Houston Operations DIB Unit Started

1982

Port Neches Operations Starts MTBE Production

1984

Houston Operations Purchased by Texas Olefins and becomes Texas Petrochemical

1986

Houston Operations World's First Isobutylene Dehydro Commercial Run

1987

Houston Operations BHY Installed

1990

1990

Port Neches Operations Licenses NMP technology from BASF

1994

Port Neches Operations Purchased by Huntsman

1995

Port Neches Operations Install Feed Hydrogenation Unit (Lummus Crest Job 8143)

1996

Texas Petrochemical Operates Under New Ownership

2000

2000

Houston Operations Installation of Ultra Beds

Houston Operations Begins The Production of Polyisobutylene (PIB) from A Proprietary New Process Developed by TPC The Company

2004

Texas Petrochemical Operates Under New Ownership

2006

Texas Petrochemical buys Port Neches Operations

2007

Baytown C3 to Nonene & Tetramer Goes Online

2010

2010

Texas Petrochemicals Changes Name to TPC Group

2015

TPC Group Restarts Dehydro/Houdry Units

2016

TPC Group Sells BNO

TPC Group Sells Its Baytown Site

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