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June 7, 2010Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) has announced the commercial start-up of two units within its acetyls complex at Jubail. The company has started production at its...
April 22, 2010A wave of start-up companies are bringing new bioprocessing technologies from the laboratory to the market and making collaborative deals with chemical companies and other players from...
February 19, 2010The global growth in the petrochemicals market is driven by Asia, especially by China and India, and new investments will also be mainly in Asia, say speakers at the final day of the...
February 11, 2010Showa Denko recorded a net loss of ¥38 billion ($422 million) for the full year 2009, compared with a net profit of ¥2.5 billion in 2008. Sales decreased by 32%, to ¥678...
November 3, 2009Sipchem has reported a 60% decline in net profit in the third quarter of this year to SR54.7 million ($14.6 million). Operating profit in the third quarter was SR31.6 million against...
August 24, 2009BASF says it will increase the price of glacial acrylic acid and several acrylic esters on September 1, or as contracts allow. Glacial acrylic acid, butyl acrylate, ethyl acrylate...
August 24, 2009Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem; Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia) has started initial operation at its carbon monoxide (CO) plant at Al Jubail. The unit, designed to produce...
July 13, 2009Celanese says it will increase the prices of several solvents on July 15 or as contracts allow. Acetic acid will increase by 25 cts/lb in North America, $50/m.t. in Central and South...
July 1, 2009Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem; Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia) says it has sold an 11% stake in two affiliates, International Acetyls Co. and International Vinyl Acetate Co....
May 21, 2009The French government says it has asked the company to delay the closure....