TPC Group Timeline

1940 - 1949

1942 - Construction on Houston Operations Begins as Sinclair Rubber

1942 - Construction on Port Neches Operations Begins as Neches Butane Products Company

1944 - Port Neches Operations Production Starts

1944 - Houston Operations Production Starts

1947 - Houston Operations & Port Neches Operations on Standby after WWII

1950 - 1959

1950 - Houston Operations & Port Neches Operations Restarted for Korean Conflict

1955 - FMC & Tenneco Buy Houston Operations

1955 - Texas-U.S. Chemical & Goodrich-Gulf Buy Port Neches Operations

1957 - Houston Operations Houdry 1&2 Units Startup (Bechtel 2340)

1960 - 1969

1961 - Houston Operations Maleic Anhydride from Butane Installed

1965 - Petro-Tex Houston Operations OXO-D First Run

1967 - Houston Operations BD Spheres Installed

1968 - Port Neches Operations Expanded Isoprene Extraction

1970 - 1979

1970 - Houston Operations 45 MM lb/yr Neoprene

1973 - Houston Operations Houdry 3 Started

1975 - Port Neches Operations Implements OXO-D

1976 - Port Neches Operations Implements beta-MOP Solvent

1977 - Houston Operations Neoprene and Maleic Sold to Denka

1977 - Houston Operations Tenneco Buys Out FMC

1978 - Houston Operations License ISOM from IFP

1978 - Houston Operations MTBE Licensed from Snamprogetti (ENI)

1980 - 1989

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 - 1999

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 - 2009

2000 - Houston Operations Begins Production of Polyisobutylene (PIB)

2000 - Houston Operations Installation of Ultra Beds

2004 - Texas Petrochemical Operates Under New Ownership

2006 - Texas Petrochemical buys Port Neches Operations

2007 - Baytown C3 to Nonene & Tetramer Goes Online

2010 - Present

2010 - Texas Petrochemicals Changes Name to TPC Group

2015 - TPC Group Restarts Dehydro/Houdry Units

2016 - TPC Group Sells BNO

Much more to come

In 2019, TPC Group Celebrates 75 years of operation

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