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October 12, 2015
Ethylene XXI, the 75-25 joint venture project between Braskem and Idesa at Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, will be completed by end of November, with full capacity expected to be reached next...
October 8, 2015
LyondellBasell's Equistar Chemicals unit has declared force majeure on all polypropylene (PP) products, effective 7 October. The notice comes after the company's Bayport, TX, production facility suffered a power outage on 5 October....
October 7, 2015
BASF says it is resuming sales of general purpose polystyrene (GPPS). The company divested most of its styrenics operations to Ineos but kept the GPPS plant at Ludwigshafen, which...
October 1, 2015
Bridgestone announced today that it successfully produced passenger tires made entirely from natural rubber derived from guayule, a shrub native to the dry regions of the southwestern...
September 30, 2015
The acquisition by Sinopec (Beijing), China’s largest petrochemicals company, of a stake in Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petrochemicals player, is expected to be...
September 29, 2015
Europe's styrene contract price for October is expected to settle substantially lower later this week despite the stable direction of raw material costs. However, even with a...
September 25, 2015
The Korea Trade Commission (KTC; Seoul) said on Thursday that it will extend antidumping duties on Chinese and Indian suppliers of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film for three more...
September 24, 2015
Badlands NGL (Denver) says it has entered into a "precedent agreement" with Continental Resources (CLR; Oklahoma City), one of the oil and gas producers in the Williston...
September 23, 2015
Synthos's (Oswiecim, Poland) previously announced $170-million Nd-polybutadiene rubber project at Triunfo, Brazil, has been put on hold owing to uncertainty surrounding the...
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 17, 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 15, 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 (PÅ‚ock, 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...
September 8, 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 25, 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...
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