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July 29, 2016
Petróleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) has announced that it is in exclusive talks for selling its stakes in Companhia Petroquímica de Pernambuco (PetroquímicaSuape; Ipojuca, Brazil) and Companhia Integrada Têxtil de Pernambuco (Citepe; Recife, Brazil) to Alpek SAB de CV (Monterrey, Mexico)....
July 29, 2016
LyondellBasell Industries (Houston) says it has made a final decision to build a 500,000 metric tons/year high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plant on the US Gulf Coast. LyondellBasell plans to start up the plant, which will be the first to commercialize the company’s new Hyperzone polyethylene technology, in 2019. The company did not identify the site of the new plant....
July 28, 2016
The plastics industry in the United Kingdom is cautious in the face of uncertain business conditions, including the uncertainty caused by the country's vote to leave the European...
July 28, 2016
Flotek Industries, Inc. (Houston, Texas) is to acquire International Polymerics, Inc. (IPI; Dalton, Georgia), and affiliates, for a consideration consisting of cash and Flotek common...
July 28, 2016
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company (CPChem; The Woodlands, Texas) has completed the construction a polyethylene pilot plant at its research and technology facility in Bartlesville, Oklahoma....
July 27, 2016
The British Plastics Federation (BPF; London), an industry association, has launched a document outlining a strategy to keep the United Kingdom a key player in the worldwide plastics...
July 27, 2016
The aircraft Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) has completed the first round-the-world flight using only solar power, traveling 42,000 kilometers over 16 months. The Si2 project aims to raise the profile of clean technologies that are already available....
July 22, 2016
Lion Elastomers (Port Neches, Texas) and East West Copolymer (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) say they have petitioned the US Department of Commerce and the US International Trade Commission to impose antidumping duties on emulsion styrene butadiene rubber (ESBR) from producers in Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, and Poland. The petitioners estimate the dumping margins for imports from these countries at 30-80%....
July 21, 2016
Ford Motor Company (Dearborn, Michigan) and tequila distiller Jose Cuervo (Mexico City, Mexico) have teamed up to explore the use of the agave plant byproduct to develop more...
July 20, 2016
Alpek's (Monterrey, Mexico) second-quarter consolidated net income totaled $70 million, down 25% year-on-year (YOY). The company's consolidated EBITDA for the quarter meanwhile grew 7%...
July 19, 2016
Ineos and MSM Poly LLC (Wilmington, Delaware) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the potential sale of intellectual property (IP) and production support related...
July 18, 2016
Westlake Chemical Corp. (Houston, Texas) is restarting its Calvert City, Kentucky, complex, which has been offline for over six weeks. The company estimates a $40 million impact divided between second- and third-quarter financial results....
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