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April 7, 2015A subsidiary of the energy major Socar (Baku, Azerbaijan) has awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) lump-sum, turnkey contract to two subsidiaries of Maire...
April 6, 2015Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL), a subsidiary of ONGC (New Delhi), on Sunday commissioned a polypropylene (PP) plant at Mangalore, India. The unit forms part of...
April 2, 2015Japan’s imports of synthetic rubber in February sank from January’s levels, the Rubber Trade Association of Japan says. The country imported 4,809 m.t. of styrene butadiene...
March 31, 2015The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP; Harrisburg) has announced its intention to issue air permits to Shell Chemicals' planned Appalachian petrochemical complex at Monaca, PA. The DEP will hold a public hearing on 5 May to take comments regarding Shell’s application....
March 30, 2015Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) said today that it will, on 1 April and after testing, begin commercial operations at the ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) and low-density...
March 26, 2015BASF has declared force majeure on contracts and related agreements pertaining to its Lupranate brand of monomeric diphenylmethane diisocyanate–based products, effective 23...
March 27, 2015Styrolution, the styrenics subsidiary of Ineos, anticipates the demand for all grades of styrenic resins to experience relatively strong demand as a result of replenishment along the...
March 25, 2015Inodorama Ventures (Bangkok) is negotiating to buy Cepsa’s (Madrid) polyester manufacturing facilities at San Roque, Spain, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with...
March 25, 2015Sahara Petrochemicals Co. said today that it will carry out scheduled maintenance at its Al Waha propylene and polypropylene (PP) facility at Al Jubail. The turnaround will begin on 1...
March 25, 2015Asahi Glass (Tokyo) says that its subsidiary Phu My Plastics & Chemicals (PMPC) located in the Cai Mep industrial zone in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Vietnam, will increase...