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November 27, 2013
Solvay cut 2016 earnings targets at an investor presentation in London today, citing changes in its portfolio and macroeconomic challenges, particularly in Europe. Solvay now expects...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Solvay-cuts-2016-earnings-targets-at-investor-day_56973.html
November 26, 2013
ACC reported today that the group’s monthly Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) rose 0.1% in November on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis. The CAB is up 2.8% year-on-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/ACCs-CAB-rises-in-November_56958.html
November 25, 2013
Green chemicals firm Carbios (Paris) has filed its “document de base” with the French financial markets authority (AMF; Paris) as part of its proposed IPO on NYSE Alternext...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Carbios-to-seek-IPO-in-NYSE-Alternext-Paris_56937.html
November 25, 2013
The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC; Tokyo) has signed a buyer's credit agreement totaling up to ¥8.9 billion ($87.85 million; JBIC portion) with the Government of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/JBIC-to-help-finance-sulfuric-acid-production-plant-in-Turkmenistan_56942.html
November 24, 2013
Engineers India Ltd (EIL; New Delhi) said today that it has won a project management consultancy and engineering, procurement and construction management contract from Dangote Group...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Dangote-awards-contracts-for-petchems-and-fertilizer-projects-in-Nigeria_56931.html
November 22, 2013
Hanwha Chemical Corp., (Seoul), a producer of chlor-alkalis, polyethylene and polyvinyl chloride as well as a major player in the solar energy, says it is planning to participate in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/GPCA-Hanwha-Chemical-confirms-cracker-project-in-the-US_56846.html
November 21, 2013
MOL (Budapest) has reached an agreement with JSR Corp. (Tokyo) to establish a joint venture that will manufacture solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (S-SBR) at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/MOL-JSR-form-S-SBR-venture-in-Hungary_56855.html
November 21, 2013
University of Leicester (Leicester, UK) students have cloned the DNA sequences responsible for degrading toluene, the university announced. The cloning of these sequences could help...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/UK-university-students-clone-bacteria-that-degrades-toluene_56844.html
November 20, 2013
The official receiver of Kem One SAS (Lyon, France), the chlor-alkali and commodity polyvinyl chloride (PVC) division of Kem One (Lyon), met with the company's staff...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Three-bidders-left-in-race-to-acquire-debt-ridden-PVC-producer-Kem-One_56803.html
November 19, 2013
Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX) will launch a polypropylene (PP) futures contract on 28 February 2014, the exchange announced today during the Gulf Petrochemicals and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/GPCA-2013-Dubai-to-launch-PP-futures-contract-next-year_56780.html
November 19, 2013
Coca-Cola and Ford Motor Co. are collaborating on a first-ever interior fabric made from the renewable material  that is used to produce Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle Technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Ford-uses-Coca-Cola-PET-bottle-technology-in-car-interior-fabric_56777.html
November 18, 2013
Neste Jacobs (Porvoo, Finland) and Borealis have signed an agreement for the former to deliver the engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) part of a previously...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Neste-Jacobs-awarded-EPCM-contract-for-Borealis-PE-upgrade-in-Finland_56748.html
November 15, 2013

Odebrecht, the parent of Braskem, is exploring the possibility of building a petrochemical complex in West Virginia, the state’s governor announced in a press release on 14 November. The project, located in the Marcellus shale region of the Northeast United States, would include an ethane cracker, three polyethylene plants, and associated infrastructure for water treatment and energy co-generation.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Update-Odebrecht-explores-cracker-derivatives-complex-in-West-Virginia_56715.html
November 14, 2013
Yokogawa Electric (Tokyo) has been selected as the main automation contractor for Chevron Phillips Chemical's (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX) US Gulf Coast (USGC) petrochemicals project...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Yokogawa-selected-as-main-automation-contractor-for-CPChems-USGC-petrochemical-project_56693.html
November 14, 2013
ExxonMobil Chemical Technology Licensing announced today that it has licensed its proprietary tubular tail technology to Thai Polyethylene Co. (TPE), a subsidiary of Siam Cement Group...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/ExxonMobil-licenses-technology-to-debottleneck-autoclave-process-PE-plant-in-Thailand_56707.html
November 13, 2013
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) has decided to mothball the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant of the company's Indorama Polymers subsidiary at Workington, UK as part of a business...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Indorama-to-mothball-PET-plant-in-the-UK_56672.html
November 8, 2013
North America’s “shale gale” was a frequent topic at the Global Plastics Summit, held 5-6 November in Chicago, IL, by IHS Chemical in collaboration with the Society of the Plastics Industry. Producers, convertors and equipment suppliers agreed that the cheap energy and feedstocks supplied by shale-based oil and gas resources will drive steady growth in demand for North American plastics, not only from abroad, but also from the resurgent manufacturing sector....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/North-American-plastics-gains-on-reshoring-of-manufacturing_56526.html
November 7, 2013
Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Co., a Sabic affiliate, today said that it has decided to cancel its previously announced high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) project at Al Jubail...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Saudi-Kayan-cancels-ultra-high-molecular-weight-PE-project-at-Al-Jubail_56539.html
November 6, 2013
Petronas Chemicals Group (PCG; Kuala Lumpur) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to divest its interest in Phu My Plastics and Chemical (PMPC) to Asahi Glass and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Petronas-to-sell-Vietnam-PVC-asset-to-Asahi-Glass-and-Mitsubishi-Corp-_56477.html
November 6, 2013
Sibur today inaugurated a new biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film manufacturing facility at its Biaxplen subsidiary at Tomsk, Russia, the company has announced. The opening...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Sibur-opens-BOPP-plant-at-Tomsk-will-sell-on-Russian-and-export-markets_56475.html
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