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September 9, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on two new proposals for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH). The chemicals concerned are flumioxazin...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/ECHA-invites-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-comments-on-flumioxazin-and-propylene-oxide_55030.html
September 2, 2013
Saudi Hydrogen Peroxide Co., a newly created joint venture between Sadara Chemical Co. (Sadara) and Solvay, announced today that it has begun construction on one of the world's largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Solvay-and-Sadara-begin-construction-of-hydrogen-peroxide-plant-in-Saudi-Arabia_54860.html
February 6, 2013
Shell Chemicals has made a final investment decision to upgrade its Jurong Island, Singapore, polyols facility, the company announced today. The investment is expected to increase...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Shell-to-expand-polyols-capacity-in-Singapore_49568.html
November 14, 2012
Huntsman Corp. says it has entered into a joint venture agreement with Sinopec Jinling (Nanjing, China), a subsidiary of Sinopec, to build a propylene oxide-methyl tert-butyl ether...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Huntsman-and-Sinopec-form-jv-to-build-PO-MTBE-facility-in-China_47658.html
November 12, 2012
Sabic and Shell Chemicals have confirmed CW’s exclusive report that they plan to invest in propylene oxide-styrene monomer (POSM) and polyols plants in Saudi Arabia...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Sabic-and-Shell-plan-POSM-polyols-projects-ponder-petchem-investments-outside-Saudi-Arabia_47628.html
April 20, 2012
Evonik Industries says it will tomorrow break ground on the previously announced hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) plant at Jilin, China. The plant will have a production capacity of 230,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Evonik-Breaks-Ground-on-Hydrogen-Peroxide-Plant-in-China_42865.html
February 13, 2012
Foster Wheeler says it has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction management contract for a propylene oxide (PO) plant that will form part of the $20-billion Sadara...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Foster-Wheeler-Awarded-Contract-for-Sadara-PO-Plant_41295.html
January 9, 2012
A regional court at Trencin, Slovakia has approved the sale of bankrupt chemicals and polymers producer Novacke Chemicke Zavody (NCHZ; Novaky, Slovakia) to Via Chem (Prague), press...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Court-Approves-Sale-of-Bankrupt-Slovak-Chemicals-Firm_40322.html
October 28, 2011
LyondellBasell reported third-quarter net income of $895 million, up 92% from the year-ago quarter, on sales up 29%, to $13 billion. Results were driven by strong performance in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/LyondellBasells-Earnings-Soar-on-Advantaged-U-S-Olefins-Business_38683.html
October 4, 2011
Industry executives attending the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) annual meeting, currently taking place in Berlin, confirm a weakening in demand in petrochemical markets in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/EPCA-2011-Petrochemical-Markets-Soften_38018.html
July 13, 2011
Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Company (Petro Rabigh; Rabigh, Saudi Arabia) has delayed until the end of this month the re-commissioning of one of the main units within the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Petro-Rabigh-Delays-Restarting-of-HOFCC-Unit-Expects-Lower-PP-Sales_36116.html
June 28, 2011
SKC (Seoul) is planning a major increase in capacity of its hydrogen peroxide-propylene oxide (HPPO) plant at Ulsan, Korea. SKC’s president Park Jang-suk said recently that the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/SKC-Plans-Major-PO-and-Derivatives-Capacity-Expansion-Aims-to-be-Leading-PO-Producer-in-Asia_35819.html
May 26, 2011
Huntsman Corp. says it has signed a license agreement with chemicals manufacturer Yantai Wanhua Polyurethanes (Yantai, China), for the production of propylene oxide (PO) and methyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Huntsman-Signs-PO-MTBE-License-Agreement-with-Chinese-Company_35028.html
February 18, 2011
LyondellBasell reported fourth-quarter 2010 net income of $874 million ($1.54/share), compared to a net loss of $850 million for the year-ago quarter. Fourth-quarter EBITDA was $762...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/LyondellBasells-Earnings-Soar-on-Higher-Sales-Renewed-Demand_32932.html
January 12, 2011
Evonik Industries and Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals (Vadodara, India) have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a multimillion-dollar hydrogen peroxide-propylene oxide...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Evonik-and-Gujarat-Alkalies-Link-in-HPPO-Project-in-India_32099.html
December 17, 2010
Dow Chemical says it plans to build a 150,000-m.t./year propylene glycol (PG) plant at Map Ta Phut, Thailand. The new PG facility will use propylene oxide (PO) derived from Dow’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Dow-to-Build-Propylene-Glycol-Plant-in-Thailand_31640.html
December 17, 2010
BASF and Sinopec have agreed to study a further expansion of the companies' BASF-YPC Co. petrochemical joint venture at Nanjing, China with total investments of about $1 billion. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/BASF-and-Sinopec-Study-HPPO-Unit-as-Part-of-Further-Expansion-at-Nanjing-JV_31695.html
December 1, 2010
Dow Chemical says it has increased monopropylene glycol capacity at Stade, Germany by 35,000 m.t./year, or about 15%. The expansion was completed in August during planned maintenance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Dow-Completes-Propylene-Glycol-Capacity-Hike-in-Germany_31291.html
December 8, 2009
Dow Chemical says it has completed a180,000-m.t./year expansion of its polyols unit at Terneuzen, the Netherlands. Dow will use propylene oxide, sourced from a hydrogen...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Dow-Completes-Netherlands-Polyols-Expansion_23344.html
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