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August 4, 2014
RusVinyl, an equally owned joint venture between Sibur (Moscow) and SolVin, on 3 August began test batch production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), Sibur announced today. Solvay holds a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/RusVinyl-begins-producing-PVC-in-Russia_62961.html
August 1, 2014
Ineos's compounds subsidiary and Doeflex Compounding (Swindon, UK) have received unconditional clearance from the European Commission to combine the companies' polyvinyl chloride (PVC)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Ineos-Doeflex-receive-European-Commission-approval-to-combine-their-PVC-compounding-businesses_62935.html
July 31, 2014
Westlake Chemical has closed the previously announced €490-million ($656.5 million) acquisition of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturer Vinnolit Holdings (Ismaning, Germany) and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Westlake-closes-&euro490-million-Vinnolit-acquisition_62856.html
July 30, 2014
 Selenis (Portalegre, Portugal) a subsidiary of Control PET (Santo Tirso, Portugal) has acquired Artenius Italia, the last remaining polyethylene terephthalate (PET) ...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Portuguese-firm-acquires-La-Sedas-PET-assets-in-Italy_62804.html
July 24, 2014
M&G Chemicals (Luxembourg) says that an Italian court has confirmed a ruling against Invista, declaring void the Italian counterpart of its patent for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) barrier resin for bottles....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Italian-court-nullifies-Invistas-barrier-patent-says-M-and-G_62699.html
July 24, 2014
ENI (Rome) announced today that its chemicals production subsidiary Versalis (Milan) has signed a cooperation agreement with CB&I under which CB&I will market and provide...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/CB-and-I-to-market-Versaliss-LDPE-and-EVA-technologies-in-North-America_62692.html
July 24, 2014
S-Oil (Seoul) today reported improved second-quarter results and outlined investment plans under new increased ownership by Saudi Aramco, including construction of an olefins complex...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/S-Oil-swings-to-profit-to-diversify-portfolio-with-olefins-complex_62689.html
July 22, 2014
CB&I and Clariant announced today that their previously announced Ziegler-Natta (ZN) polypropylene (PP) catalyst production plant in Louisville, KY is on schedule to begin...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/CB-and-I-and-Clariant-to-commission-PP-catalyst-plant-at-Louisville-next-year_62626.html
July 16, 2014
Alpek (San Pedro Garza García, Mexico), a subsidiary of Grupo Alfa (Monterrey, Mexico), has revised down its Ebitda guidance for 2014 from $570 million to $500 million, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Alpek-cuts-2014-Ebitda-guidance-by-$70-million_62480.html
July 16, 2014
Private equity firm SVP Global is preparing to sell vinyls company Vestolit (Marl, Germany) in a deal potentially valued at about €300 million, according to a Reuters report...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Report-Private-equity-firm-prepares-to-divest-PVC-maker-Vestolit_62477.html
July 15, 2014
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat) has awarded several technology provision contracts for its previously announced, $3.6-billion Liwa plastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Oman-awards-technology-contracts-for-$3-6-billion-petchem-project_62456.html
July 14, 2014
Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNK; Nizhnekamsk, Russia), a leading producer of petrochemicals, announced today that it has started producing a new grade of polypropylene (PP) as part of an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Nizhnekamsk-starts-producing-new-PP-grade_62440.html
July 11, 2014
The European Patent Office's (EPO; Munich) appeals board revoked on 8 July Invista's patent related to polythethylene terephthalate (PET) barrier resin for bottles, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Europe-revokes-Invista-PET-barrier-resin-patent-following-dispute-with-M-and-G_62421.html
July 10, 2014
CW has learned that PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest chemicals company, is seeking to buy its partner Perstorp out of their polyurethanes (PUs) joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/toluene_diisocyanate/PTT-Global-Chemical-to-buy-Perstorp-out-of-Vencorex-PUs-JV_62389.html
July 9, 2014
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co., (Orpic; Muscat) on Tuesday held a workshop for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors to brief them on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Oman-to-invite-bids-for-$3-6-billion-petrochemical-project_62361.html
July 7, 2014
A €50/m.t. ($68) increase in Europe's feedstock ethylene July contract price has set the tone for a targeted polyvinyl chloride (PVC) contract price increase, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Europes-July-ethylene-contract-price-rises-sets-tone-for-PVC-hikes_62268.html
July 7, 2014
Advanced Petrochemical Co. (Advanced; Al Jubail), a producer of polypropylene (PP), reports an increase of 35% in its second-quarter net profit, to 185 million Saudi riyals ($49.3...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Advanced-Petrochemical-reports-higher-second-quarter-profits_62265.html
July 7, 2014
LG International (LGI; Seoul) and its partner Hyundai Engineering & Construction have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with state-owned energy group Turkmengas (Ashgabat)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LGI-extends-involvement-in-Turkmenistan-projects-will-offtake-products_62262.html
July 3, 2014
Synthos (Oświęcim, Poland) will invest 631.2 million zloty ($207.6 million) across three petrochemical projects at the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) of Krakow, Poland, the SEZ...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Synthos-announces-three-petchem-projects-at-Krakow_62239.html
July 3, 2014
Huntsman Polyurethanes Shanghai, a joint venture between Huntsman and Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical (SCAC), plans to double methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) splitting capacity of its facility in the Shanghai Chemical Industrial Park (SCIP). The expansion, which will begin operation in 2017, will increase the site’s MDI splitting capacity to 480,000 m.t./year, says Huntsman....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/Huntsman-Shanghai-Chlor-alkali-JV-to-double-MDI-splitting-capacity_62220.html
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