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May 26, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest petrochemicals' producer, has selected technologies for its $5.7-billion project planned at Dilles Bottom, OH. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/PTTGC-selects-technologies-for-US-project-could-raise-capacity-at-planned-Indonesia-refinery_70666.html
May 25, 2015
Gulf Capital (Abu Dhabi) and Carbon Holdings (Cairo), on Monday announced the signing of a debt financing agreement to support three of Carbon Holdings’ previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Abu-Dhabi-extends-loan-for-Egyptian-projects-Tahrir-funding-expected-by-yearend_70660.html
May 21, 2015
Methes Energies (Las Vegas, NV), will start offering epoxidized soybean oil (ESO) and natural polyol, from its Sombra, ON facility. Both of these biobased products help address growing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Methes-Energies-to-offer-epoxidized-soybean-oil-and-natural-polyol-from-Canadian-facility_70557.html
May 20, 2015
Perstorp's state-of-the-art oxo alcohols plant at Stenungsund, Sweden. Perstorp has officially opened the Valerox plant, a new state-of-the-art oxo-alcohols production unit at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Perstorp-inaugurates-major-oxo-alcohol-plant-in-Sweden_70518.html
May 20, 2015
Daelim Industrial (Seoul) and Daewoo Engineering & Construction (Seoul) announced on Wednesday that they have won a 3.5 trillion South Korean won ($3.2 billion) order to build a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Daelim-and-Daewoo-win-major-petrochemicals-plant-order-from-S-Oil_70513.html
May 19, 2015
Naphtachimie's steam cracker and butadiene plant at Lavéra, France, remain offstream following a fire that damaged an electrical cable on 17 May. "The repair of equipment...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Ineos-Total-JV-cracker-offstream-following-fire-Kem-One-declares-force-majeure-on-PVC_70494.html
May 19, 2015
GS Engineering & Construction (GS E&C; Seoul) told the Korea Stock Exchange on Tuesday that it has canceled its $1.41-billion contract to build a polyethylene (PE)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/GS-E-and-C-cancels-polyethylene-plant-contract-in-Kazakhstan_70492.html
May 18, 2015
Alpek’s (Monterrey, Mexico) first-quarter net income totaled $48 million, up 32% year-on-year (YOY), according to the latest company's results. Ebitda was up to $137 million from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Alpeks-first-quarter-net-income-up-despite-lower-prices-due-to-higher-sales-volume_69844.html
May 18, 2015
ExxonMobil started a planned turnaround of its chemical Singapore Chemical Plant (SCP) on 1 May, the company said today. “We confirm that there is a scheduled maintenance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/ExxonMobil-begins-planned-maintenance-at-Singapore-chemical-plant_70045.html
May 18, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest and one of Asia’s fastest-growing petrochemical players, tells CW that it will invest about $1 billion in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/PTTGC-to-build-PO-polyols-complex-in-Thailand-details-US-ethane-cracker-plans_70462.html
May 13, 2015
UOP, a Honeywell company, announced on Wednesday that Dangote Oil Refining Co., has selected its technology for a world-scale integrated refinery and petrochemical plant to be built at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/UOP-to-provide-technology-for-refinery-and-petrochemicals-complex-in-Nigeria_70393.html
May 11, 2015
Borouge (Abu Dhabi), a 60-40 joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and Borealis (Vienna), has brought onstream all five polyolefin plants, which form part of Borouge 3...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Borouge-ramping-up-ponders-next-phase-under-2030-strategy_70242.html
May 6, 2015
Dow Chemical said on Wednesday that it has completed the acquisition of ExxonMobil Chemical’s share in Univation Technologies (Houston), previously an equally owned joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Dow-Chemical-completes-acquisition-of-Univation-Technologies_70150.html
May 4, 2015
Westlake says conversions to cost-advantaged ethane feedstock improved first-quarter margins in the vinyls chain, but the gain was more than offset by lower margins in olefins. The company reports first-quarter net income of $146 million, down 7.6% year-on-year (YOY) from $158 million. Net sales increased 7.4% YOY to $1.104 billion, mainly on the contribution of Vinnolit, the specialty PVC resin business acquired last July. Earnings per share of $1.10 fell short of the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.18, as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York)....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Westlake-misses-estimates-as-crude-takes-toll-on-olefin-margins_70057.html
May 3, 2015
Al Waha Petrochemical, an affiliate of Sahara Petrochemicals, restarted production at its Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia based propane dehydrogenation and polypropylene (PP) complex on 30...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Al-Waha-restarts-production-following-maintenance_70042.html
May 1, 2015
A team of researchers from Münster University (Münster, Germany) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME (Aachen, Germany) Münster...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Researchers-identify-components-for-formation-of-rubber-in-dandelions_69980.html
April 30, 2015
Kraton Performance Polymers reports a first-quarter net loss of $9.5 million, down from a net loss of $7.9 million in the year-ago period. Revenue fell 16% year-over-year (YOY) to $261.4 million. Adjusted earnings more than doubled YOY, to $49.2 million, or 76 cents/share, versus 33 cts/share in the year-ago period....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Kraton-reports-first-quarter-earnings-gains-on-butadiene-costs-net-loss-widens_69979.html
April 28, 2015
Repsol (Madrid) and Grupo Kuo (Mexico City) have agreed to extend their 50-50 elastomers joint venture, Dynasol (Madrid), in which they have been partners since 1999. The jv will now...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Repsol-Grupo-Kuo-extend-Dynasol-JV-to-focus-on-synthetic-rubber-market_69887.html
April 27, 2015
W. R. Grace said today that it will provide its Unipol polypropylene (PP) technology and services to Yunnan Yuntianhua PetroChemical Co., for a new 150,000 m.t./year PP production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/W-R-Grace-to-provide-Unipol-PP-technology-to-China_69862.html
April 27, 2015
The US International Trade Commission (USITC) on 23 April has instructed the US Department of Commerce to continue an investigation into imports of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin from Canada, China, India, and Oman. DAK Americas, M&G Chemicals, and Nan Ya Plastics requested the investigation on 10 March, charging that dumped imports of PET resin have damaged their business....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/USITC-votes-to-continue-PET-dumping-investigation_69820.html
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