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June 5, 2015
The Dangote Group (Lagos), one of the most diversified business conglomerates in Africa, is planning to build a $4-billion petrochemical complex at Lekki, near Lagos, CW has learned...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Dangote-to-build-world-scale-cracker-polyolefin-plants-in-Nigeria_71030.html
June 3, 2015
Delegates to this year’s IHS Chemical polyethylene-polypropylene global technology and business forum, currently taking place in Zurich, were told that the polyethylene (PE) and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/PEPP-2015-Tightness-in-Europe-will-ease-North-American-PE-supplies-will-increase_70975.html
June 3, 2015
The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) says that it will launch the Mini Dubai Polypropylene (PP) Futures contract and expand the existing Plastics Futures contract. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Dubai-commodities-exchange-introduces-new-PP-futures-contract-amends-existing-PP-contract_70971.html
June 2, 2015
India has levied antidumping duties on acrylic fiber imports from Thailand and South Korea for five years, effective 1 June, the Ministry of Finance (New Delhi) says. Depending on...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/India-slaps-dumping-duties-on-acrylic-fibers-from-Thailand-and-South-Korea-for-5-years_70922.html
June 2, 2015
India has extended antidumping duties on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) paste resin imports from the European Union for one year until 24 June 2016, the Ministry of Finance (New Delhi) says...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/India-extends-dumping-duties-on-PVC-paste-resin-from-EU-by-one-year_70921.html
June 2, 2015
SK Global Chemical (SKGC; Seoul) is to sell Nexlene, its premium polyethylene PE business to its joint venture with Sabic. Sabic SK Nexlene Co. (Singapore), an equally owned jv between...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/SK-Global-Chemical-sells-Nexlene-PE-business-to-JV-with-Sabic_70928.html
May 29, 2015
Naphtachimie's 720,000-m.t./year steam cracker at Lavéra, France remains offstream and is being repaired in steps, according to an update issued by chlorvinyls company Kem One...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Naphtachimie-cracker-remains-offstream-Kem-Ones-vinyls-production-reduced-at-least-through-late-June_70843.html
May 29, 2015
Lotte Chemical UK (Redcar), a subsidiary of Lotte (Seoul), has declared force majeure on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) from the company's Wilton, UK, plant, according to company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Lotte-declares-force-majeure-on-PET-at-UK-site_70839.html
May 28, 2015
Sabic has declared force majeure on low-density polyethylene (LDPE) at the company's Wilton, UK plant. The unit has "encountered unexpected technical issues [...] in the form of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sabic-declares-force-majeure-on-LDPE-at-UK-site_70759.html
May 27, 2015
Sibur says its Tomsk, Russia, facility has produced six new film grades of low-density polyethylene (LDPE). The new grades have been tested by key consumers and added to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sibur-produces-new-polyethylene-grades_70706.html
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
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