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September 21, 2015
A power outage at two petrochemical facilities before the weekend in Chocolate Bayou, just south of Houston, has had little impact on the market to start the week. On Friday morning...
September 16, 2015
Inovyn, the equally owned chlorvinyls joint venture between Ineos and Solvay, says it will permanently close its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at Schkopau, Germany. Production at the...
September 10, 2015
Lanxess is in negotiations to spin its synthetic rubber business into a possible joint venture with Ineos, according to a Reuters report, citing people familiar with the matter...
September 10, 2015
Unipetrol (Prague), a subsidiary of PKN Orlen (Płock, Poland), has awarded Technip an "important" contract–on lumpsum turnkey basis–covering the...
September 8, 2015
Slovnaft (Bratislava, Slovakia), a member of the MOL (Budapest) group, on Tuesday held an inauguration ceremony for a new low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant at Bratislava. The unit...
September 4, 2015
Veolia (Paris) says it has acquired AKG Kunststof Groep (Vroomshoop, Netherlands), a leading European recycling and polypropylene (PP) producer, as part of its ambition to further...
August 28, 2015
DAK Americas (Charlotte, NC) says it will build a 104,000-m.t./year polyester staple fiber (PSF) plant at its Pearl River site in Bay St. Louis, MS. DAK, a subsidiary of Alpek (Monterrey, Mexico), plans to start up the plant in the second half of 2016....
August 24, 2015
LyondellBasell CEO Bob Patel expects to announce a polyethylene project later this year, according to a report in the Houston Chronicle. The plant could be located in the Houston area or at one of the company’s sites in southern Texas, says the report. The Houston Chronicle interviewed Patel last week at LyondellBasell’s Channelview complex....
August 24, 2015
A rekindling of direct foreign investment in Iran’s huge petrochemical sector—if and when international sanctions are lifted—could reap large rewards for nimble...
August 20, 2015
Borouge, a 60-40 joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and Borealis (Vienna), has selected Neste Jacobs (Porvoo, Finland), a technology, engineering, and project management...
August 18, 2015
LyondellBasell Industries says it has accepted Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales (YPF; Buenos Aires) and Grupo Inversor Petroquímica's (GIP; Madrid) joint offer to...
August 16, 2015
Unipetrol (Prague), a subsidiary of PKN Orlen (Płock, Poland), on Friday declared force majeure on products from its petrochemicals site at Litvínov, Czech Republic. The...
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