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March 23, 2016
Old World Industries (Northbrook, IL) says it is reentering the liquid caustic soda market through a distribution agreement with Axiall (Atlanta)....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Old-World-reenters-liquid-caustic-soda-with-Axiall-distribution-agreement_78062.html
March 23, 2016
Primus Green Energy (Primus; Hillsborough, NJ) says it plans to build a 160 m.t./day methanol plant in the Marcellus shale region, with startup expected in the fourth quarter of 2017. The plant, which is based on a modular design, will later be expanded by three additional trains to a capacity of 640 m.t./day, says the company. Production will target the regional market....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Primus-Green-Energy-plans-2017-startup-for-modular-methanol-plant-in-Marcellus_78063.html
March 29, 2016
Shell executive v.p. Graham van't Hoff and CNOOC's Xiaoli sign the final investment decision for expanding the CSPC jv. China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC; Beijing) and Shell...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene/CNOOC-Shell-decide-to-proceed-with-petchem-JV-expansion-in-China_78033.html
March 24, 2016
MEGlobal (Dubai) has chosen Dow Chemical’s Oyster Creek site at Freeport, TX, for the location of a new world-scale ethylene glycol (EG) facility, which the company expects to bring online in mid-2019. The plant will receive ethylene from Dow’s new Freeport ethane cracker under a long-term supply agreement....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene_glycol/MEGlobal-to-build-$1-billion-EG-plant-at-Freeport-TX_78042.html
March 23, 2016
Univar has announced that Univar Canada has acquired Nexus Ag (Saskatoon, SK), a wholesale fertilizer distributor. Mike Hildebrand, president/agriculture and environmental sciences at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Univar-acquires-Canada-fertilizer-distributor_78055.html
March 22, 2016
Toyo Engineering has been awarded a ¥70-billion ($624.4 million) contract by Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals to build a large nitrogen fertilizer complex in India. The complex...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Toyo-Engineering-awarded-large-fertilizer-plant-contract-in-India_78029.html
March 22, 2016
Olin (Clayton, MO) is reducing its chlor-alkali capacity this quarter by 433,000 m.t./year. The company, which first announced the plan in November 2015, says it will take a $95-million restructuring charge against first-quarter 2016 results....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olin-to-complete-chlor-alkali-reductions-by-end-of-March_78007.html
March 21, 2016
Celanese (Dallas) is increasing the price of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and Ateva-branded ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymers in the Americas and Asia on 1 April. The price of Ateva EVA will increase by 3 cts/lb in the Americas and $50/m.t. in Asia. The price of LDPE will increase by 4 cts/lb in the Americas and $50/m.t. in Asia....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/Celanese-raises-EVA-LDPE-prices_78026.html
March 21, 2016
Oxea is increasing the European prices of various 2-ethylhexyl specialty esters by €30/m.t. ($33.72) on 1 April. Oxea markets the products as Oxsoft 3G8, DOA, GPO, TOTM, L9TM, and Oxblue DOSX....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/oxoalcohols/Oxea-raises-price-of-2-EH-specialty-esters-by-&euro30m-t-_78013.html
March 21, 2016
Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN) is increasing the offlist price in North America of its Eastman 168 non-phthalate plasticizer by 2 cts/lb on 1 April. The company cites higher operating costs, particularly raw materials....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/oxoalcohols/Eastman-raises-North-America-price-of-non-phthalate-plasticizer-by-2-ctslb_78024.html
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