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October 3, 2014
Huntsman plans to build a world-scale, 400,000-m.t./year methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) plant at the company’s site at Geismar, LA. The company has commenced...
October 2, 2014
Dow Chemical and ExxonMobil Chemical announced today they have signed a definitive agreement to restructure the ownership of Univation Technologies, their equally owned polyethylene...
October 2, 2014
Dow expects to have buyers for the Angus Chemical Co., sodium borohydride, and AgroFresh businesses by the end of the year....
October 2, 2014
Brazil's antitrust body CADE (Brasilia) has approved the acquisition of Innova (Triunfo, Brazil), a subsidiary of Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro), by plastic packaging and styrene producer...
October 1, 2014
As a manufacturing sector, plastics has outpaced its counterparts in terms of economic growth since the 1980s. The industry looks poised to continue this trend too, as a panel of economic and plastics experts testified this morning at the Global Plastics Summit (GPS) in Chicago, hosted jointly by IHS and SPI....
October 1, 2014
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into a loan and other forms of public aid, including grants and repayable advances, accorded by the French authorities to...
October 1, 2014
Ineos Technologies announced today that it has entered into license agreements for its Innovene S and Innovene G polyethylene (PE) technologies to be used by the proposed Appalachian...
September 30, 2014
Dow Chemical has lost its bid to appeal the $1.06 billion award imposed in a class-action lawsuit over price fixing in the polyurethanes market....
September 30, 2014
Styrolution says it will begin production of NAS and Zylar transparent styrene copolymers at a new plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany, in early October. The company has already begun production of NAS in Decatur, AL....
September 22, 2014
Mexichem’s $630-million acquisition of high-density polyethylene pipe maker Dura-Line has closed, says investment bank Lincoln International (Chicago), which advised Dura-Line on...
September 19, 2014
GRAND OPENING: President Vladimir Putin at RusVinyl's inauguration today. RusVinyl (Kstovo, Russia)—an equally owned joint venture between Sibur (Moscow), Russia's largest...
September 18, 2014
Uhde Inventa-Fischer, a unit of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, said today that it has completed the revamp of a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle resins plant for Indorama...
September 16, 2014
Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petrochemical company, said today that, following the completion of the front-end engineering design (FEED) contracts and assessment of the...
September 11, 2014
Vung Ro Petroleum (VRP; Tuy Hoa, Vietnam) has broken ground on a previously announced refinery and petrochemical complex, and seaport development, at Hoa Tam industrial zone in the...
September 9, 2014
Coca-Cola is making an additional investment in the development and commercialization of Virent's (Madison, WI) registered biobased para-xylene (p-xylene), BioFormPX, Virent announced...
September 9, 2014
China has allowed antidumping duties on styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) originating from Russia, Japan, and South Korea, to expire, according to a statement from the Ministry of...
September 8, 2014
EU regulations and increased M&A activity will likely close older plants and continue consolidation in Europe's chlorvinyls industry, according to a new analysis from IHS Chemical...
September 3, 2014
Invista Technologies (St. Gallen, Switzerland) says it has licensed Invista’s R²R technology to Ariha Chemicals (Mumbai). Ariha plans to build the first standalone facility based on R²R, a technology for recovering byproducts from the waste stream of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) production....
September 3, 2014
Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Co. (Echem) says feasibility studies for a $1.5-billion propylene project at Alexandria, Egypt, and three other chemical projects, will be completed by 2015, according to a report in Daily News Egypt....
September 2, 2014
Ineos announced today that its Ineos Compounds unit and Doeflex Compounding have combined their polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compounding operations. The news follows a recent approval by...
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