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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
November 9, 2009
Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical held an official inauguration ceremony yesterday for their $10.3 billion Petro Rabigh petrochemical joint ventrue at Rabigh, Saudi Arabia. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Aramco-and-Sumitomo-Inaugurate-Petro-Rabigh-Investment-Decision-on-Phase-II-by-End-of-2010_22648.html
September 28, 2009
LyondellBasell on Friday submitted to the U.S. Bankruptcy court a reorganization plan, which describes the company’s proposed corporate, legal and capital structure after the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/LyondellBasell-Files-Reorganization-Plan-Plans-New-Stock-Listing_21383.html
August 13, 2009
LyondellBasell says it will restart its propylene oxide-styrene monomer (POSM) unit at Channelview, TX in September due to increased demand for propylene oxide (PO) and its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/LyondellBasell-to-Restart-POSM-Unit_20801.html
June 14, 2009
Dow Chemical says it has started-up its 120,000-m.t./year propylene oxide (PO)-based glycol ether facility at Zhangjiagang, China. The facility will manufacture Dowanol, a propylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Dow-Starts-Up-Chinese-Oxygenated-Solvents-Facility_19518.html
April 15, 2009
Olefins continue to lag but propylene oxide (PO) and intermediates are performing better than expected....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/LyondellBasell-Says-Results-Mixed-in-Early-2009_18289.html
August 4, 2008
SKC Chemicals Group (Seoul) has begun production of propylene oxide (PO) at Ulsan, Korea. The 100,000-m.t./year facility is the first commercial-scale plant to use novel hydrogen...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Worlds-First-HPPO-Plant-Starts-Up-in-Korea_13395.html
July 24, 2008
SKC Chemicals Group (Seoul) says it has begun production of propylene oxide (PO) at its Ulsan, Korea complex. The 100,000 m.t./year facility is the world's first commercial scale plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Worlds-First-HPPO-Plant-Starts-Up-in-Korea_13191.html
July 2, 2008
Shell Chemicals says it has completed an expansion of a polyols plant at Pernis, the Netherlands. Capacity of the plant has been raised from 155,000 m.t./year to 255,000 m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Shell-Completes-Dutch-Polyols-Expansion_12814.html
June 9, 2008
BASF says it will most likely not invest in a previously announced hydrogen peroxide-propylene oxide (HPPO) project planned by Dow Chemical and Siam Cement at Map Ta Phut, Thailand...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/BASF-Unlikely-to-Participate-in-Dow-Siam-Cement-HPPO-Project_12359.html
April 7, 2008
Engel: Expanding in Eastern Europe. Evonik Industries and Sibur (Moscow) say they have agreed to study a joint venture project that would build plants producing propylene oxide (PO)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Evonik-and-Sibur-Study-HPPO-Complex-for-Russia_11240.html
March 28, 2008
Evonik and JSC Sibur Holding (Moscow) today disclosed that the two companies are in talks to create a joint venture company based in Russia that would manufacture hydrogen...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Evonik-and-Sibur-Mull-Hydrogen-Peroxide-JV_11022.html
March 28, 2008
Evonik Industries and Sibur (Moscow) say they have agreed to launch a feasibility study for a joint venture project to build a propylene oxide (PO) plant and a hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Evonik-and-Sibur-Study-PO-Plant-in-Russia_11021.html
October 22, 2007
Dow Chemical says it is expanding its propylene oxide-propylene glycol (PO-PG) business to meet rising consumption. “Demand for PO continues to be healthy globally, and supply is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Dow-Expands-PO-Amid-Strong-Demand_8391.html
August 27, 2007
A U.S. court has ordered Lyondell to pay $170 million to BASF for charging the company more than an agreed to amount for the supply of propylene oxide (PO). BASF says it filed a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Lyondell-to-Pay-$170-Million-to-BASF_7142.html
August 27, 2007
An explosion ripped through the Ramnicu Valcea, Romania petrochemical complex of Oltchim (Ramnicu Valcea) on August 14, killing one worker and injuring seven others. At least two of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene_oxide/Deadly-Blast-Rocks-Romanian-Plant_7150.html
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