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March 31, 2015
Methanol Chemical Co. (Chemanol) said today that its para-formaldehyde plant, which suffered a fire in December, is being prepared for startup following repairs. Chemanol says that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Chemanol-readying-to-restart-para-formaldehyde-plant_69049.html
March 31, 2015
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem), after announcing at the end of last year its plan to commission some of the process units within the polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sipchem-preparing-to-start-up-PBT-complex_69040.html
March 30, 2015
Saudi Kayan, a Sabic affiliate, says it has completed the maintenance as well as repairs to its olefins plant at Al Jubail and on 26 March resumed operations at the complex. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Saudi-Kayan-resumes-production-following-maintenance-and-repairs_68998.html
March 30, 2015
Sadara, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, has announced that a fire broke out in one of the cooling towers under construction at the Sadara  project site at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sadara-reports-fire-at-one-of-the-cooling-towers_68997.html
March 30, 2015
The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA; Dubai) today announced the appointment of Rashed Saud Al Shamsi as new chairman. Al Shamsi, vice chairman of GPCA since 2012...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/GPCA-appoints-Adnocs-director-of-petrochemicals-as-new-chairman_68996.html
March 30, 2015
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) said today that it will, on 1 April and after testing, begin commercial operations at the ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) and low-density...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sipchem-to-start-commercially-producing-EVA-and-LDPE_68999.html
March 27, 2015
Saudi Arabian Fertilizer Co. (Safco), a Sabic subsidiary, says that completing mechanical and construction work on its urea plant at Al Jubail has been delayed. Trial runs at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Safco-delays-starting-up-new-urea-plant_68966.html
March 27, 2015
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) says it intends to stop production at its Al Jubail acetic acid plant to carry out regular maintenance. The facility will stop...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sipchem-to-halt-production-of-acetic-acid-for-plant-turnaround_68965.html
March 27, 2015
Styrolution, the styrenics subsidiary of Ineos, anticipates the demand for all grades of styrenic resins to experience relatively strong demand as a result of replenishment along the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/NPE2015-Styrolution-anticipates-demand-for-styrenic-resins-to-remain-strong_68894.html
March 27, 2015
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Allana Potash (Toronto), a potash mining company whose shares are traded on the Toronto...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/ICL-to-acquire-remaining-shares-in-Allana-Potash_68968.html
March 26, 2015
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Jerusalem) has announced the appointment of Timothy Wright to the company’s executive leadership team, heading business development, strategy, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Teva-appoints-new-head-of-business-development-strategy-and-innovation_68929.html
March 25, 2015
OCP (Casablanca), the world’s largest phosphate producer and a leading global fertilizer player, today reported results covering fourth-quarter and full-year 2014. The company's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/OCP-reports-increase-in-sales-and-profits-seeking-larger-market-share_68893.html
March 25, 2015
Sahara Petrochemicals Co. said today that it will carry out scheduled maintenance at its Al Waha propylene and polypropylene (PP) facility at Al Jubail. The turnaround will begin on 1...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sahara-to-carry-out-turnaround-at-Al-Waha-Samapco-plans-chlor-alkali-EDC-maintenance_68885.html
March 25, 2015
Sika said today that it has opened a new mortar manufacturing facility in Dubai and a concrete admixture plant on Réunion Island, a French overseas region. Paul Schuler, Sika...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sika-opens-mortar-and-concrete-admixture-plants-in-Dubai-and-on-Reunion-Island_68880.html
March 25, 2015
Kuwait is anticipating its petrochemical revenues to drop 20% this year because of the slump in prices, but the country will not slow its investment projects, according to Asaad Al...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Kuwait-forecasts-lower-petchem-revenues-studies-for-new-projects-to-be-completed-end-of-year_68876.html
March 24, 2015
Polyethylene (PE) prices are likely to remain at healthy levels as a result of sustained demand according to Dow Chemical. Converters had refrained from restocking in the first months...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/NPE2015-Dow-says-2015-PE-prices-will-be-supported-by-supply-constraints-demand-to-remain-healthy_68857.html
March 24, 2015
“There is a lot of value in plastic often found in landfills, a value that is not getting captured [in the right way], because the plastics are either not being sorted the right...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/NPE2015-The-untapped-value-of-plastic-waste-civil-society-and-industry-approaches_68866.html
March 24, 2015
Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Co. (Yasref; Yanbu, Saudi Arabia), in which Saudi Aramco holds 62.5% and Sinopec 37.5%, now in the commissioning process, is likely to be floated on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Yasref-refinery-likely-to-be-floated-on-stock-exchange_68843.html
March 24, 2015
Saudi Arabian Mining Co. (Ma’aden) said today that its subsidiary Ma’aden Phosphate Co. (MPC) has halted operations at its cooling facility to carry out unscheduled...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Maaden-Phosphate-Co-halts-ammonia-production-for-plant-repairs_68840.html
March 23, 2015
Adama Agricultural Solutions, the leading global off-patent provider of crop protection solutions, today reported its financial results for full-year 2014 and the fourth quarter, ended...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Adama-reports-increased-sales-earnings-growth-rates-among-highest-in-the-pesticides-sector_68796.html
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