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September 20, 2013
Petrofac (St Helier, Jersey) in a consortium with Linde and GS Engineering & Construction (Seoul), has received an order from KLPE Limited Liability Partnership, a joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Petrofac-consortium-receives-order-for-petchems-complex-in-Kazakhstan_55323.html
September 19, 2013
China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) is expected to join a $2.5-billion petrochemical project planned in Uzbekistan, according to Uzbekistani government sources. CNPC has signed a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/CNPC-to-join-petrochemical-project-in-Uzbekistan_55255.html
September 19, 2013
Braskem has launched a plan to strengthen the plastics converting sector in Brazil, the company has announced. Braskem will provide a series of initiatives under the Plastic Chain...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Braskem-launches-plan-to-strengthen-Brazils-plastics-converting-sector_55258.html
September 19, 2013
Sahara Petrochemicals says it has completed maintenance work on the utility plant of its affiliate Al Waha Petrochemicals following a technical failure, which occured on 8 September...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Sahara-completes-maintenance-on-Al-Wahas-PP-complex_55257.html
September 18, 2013
Formosa Plastics has declared force majeure on high-density polyethylene (HDPE) after “unexpected operational difficulties” at its HDPE II unit at Point Comfort, TX, according to a letter to customers issued on 17 September....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Formosa-Plastics-declares-force-majeure-on-HDPE-at-Point-Comfort_55234.html
September 18, 2013
State-owned Petroquímica de Venezuela (Pequiven; Caracas) will invest $4 billion to build new polymer plants in western Venezuela. Pequiven estimates that it will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Pequiven-to-invest-$4-billion-to-develop-new-plastics-capacity_55179.html
September 17, 2013
Ineos and Solvay have submitted an application for competition clearance to the European Commission for the companies' planned 50-50 vinyls joint venture, the companies announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Ineos-Solvay-submit-PVC-JV-clearance-application-to-European-Commission_55207.html
September 13, 2013
Bayer MaterialScience will debottleneck its 350,000-m.t./year methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate production facility at Shanghai, increasing capacity there to 500,000 m.t./year by mid-2014. The expansion had originally been planned for 2012....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/Bayer-MaterialScience-to-increase-Shanghai-MDI-to-500000-m-t-year-by-mid-2014_55147.html
September 12, 2013
Pemex Petroquímica (Coatzacoalcos), the petrochemical subsidiary of Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex; Mexico City); and Mexichem  (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) have fulfilled the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Mexichem-enters-VCM-venture-with-Pemex_55128.html
September 12, 2013
Sibur (Moscow) announced today that it has signed a long-term cooperation memorandum with BASF for the supply of additives used in polymer production and processing at Sibur’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/BASF-and-Sibur-sign-polymer-additives-agreement-collaborate-on-projects_55125.html
September 12, 2013
Dangote Industries (Lagos) says it has signed a $3.3-billion loan agreement with a consortium of local and international banks, which will be used for the construction of the biggest...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Dangote-Industries-to-build-refinery-PP-and-fertilizer-plants-in-Nigeria_55069.html
September 11, 2013
Lotte Chemical's (Seoul) polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant at Wilton, UK, came back online today after a technical incident and torrential rains caused the unit to shut down last...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Lotte-Chemical-UK-PET-plant-back-online-force-majeure-remains-in-place_55097.html
September 11, 2013
The Bank of England (BOE; London) has announced that it is considering plans to switch certain UK banknotes from paper to polymer, which would increase their working life and make...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Bank-of-England-switch-to-polymer-banknotes-to-benefit-Innovia-Films_55103.html
September 11, 2013
Ineos may be considering selling its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at Schkopau, Germany, to gain approval from the European Commission for the previously announced PVC joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Report-Ineos-mulling-sale-of-PVC-plant-in-Germany-to-help-gain-EU-approval-of-JV-with-Solvay_55100.html
September 11, 2013
The official receiver for Kem One (Lyon, France) has received four takeover proposals for the company, Kem One has announced. Discussions continue with the principal stakeholders, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Receiver-accepts-four-proposals-to-acquire-Kem-One-bid-deadline-extension-requested_55093.html
September 11, 2013
Tosoh says its Taiyo Vinyl subsidiary is expanding polyvinyl chloride (PVC) capacity at the Chiba, Japan, manufacturing complex. The company will add 10,000 m.t./year capacity by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Tosoh-hikes-PVC-capacity-in-Japan_55091.html
September 10, 2013
Rosneft (Moscow) is considering partnering synthetic rubber maker Nairit (Yerevan, Armenia) in chloroprene rubber manufacture at the Nairit complex, which was idled in 2010 due...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Rosneft-mulls-chloroprene-rubber-production-in-Armenia-may-collaborate-with-Pirelli_55064.html
September 9, 2013
Borealis's polypropylene (PP) long glass fiber (LGF) production line at Monza, Italy, has started operations, the company announced today. The Monza production facility is a specialty...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Borealis-starts-up-PP-LGF-plant-in-Italy-launches-product-range-with-Borouge_55036.html
September 9, 2013
Braskem America (Philadelphia), a wholly owned subsidiary of Braskem, has been awarded a further $5-million grant via Pennsylvania's Economic Growth Initiative for the continued...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Braskem-awarded-an-additional-$5-million-grant-for-Marcus-Hook-propylene-splitter_55033.html
September 9, 2013
Sahara Petrochemicals (Riyadh) announced on Sunday that its subsidiary Al Waha Petrochemicals experienced a technical fault in its utilities unit, which led to an interruption of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Technical-problems-lead-to-shutdown-of-Al-Wahas-propylene-and-PP-complex-in-Saudi-Arabia_55028.html
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