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September 12, 2013
Dangote Industries (Lagos) says it has signed a $3.3-billion loan agreement with a consortium of local and international banks, which will be used for the construction of the biggest...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Dangote-Industries-to-build-refinery-PP-and-fertilizer-plants-in-Nigeria_55069.html
September 11, 2013
Lotte Chemical's (Seoul) polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant at Wilton, UK, came back online today after a technical incident and torrential rains caused the unit to shut down last...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Lotte-Chemical-UK-PET-plant-back-online-force-majeure-remains-in-place_55097.html
September 11, 2013
The Bank of England (BOE; London) has announced that it is considering plans to switch certain UK banknotes from paper to polymer, which would increase their working life and make...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Bank-of-England-switch-to-polymer-banknotes-to-benefit-Innovia-Films_55103.html
September 11, 2013
Ineos may be considering selling its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at Schkopau, Germany, to gain approval from the European Commission for the previously announced PVC joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Report-Ineos-mulling-sale-of-PVC-plant-in-Germany-to-help-gain-EU-approval-of-JV-with-Solvay_55100.html
September 11, 2013
The official receiver for Kem One (Lyon, France) has received four takeover proposals for the company, Kem One has announced. Discussions continue with the principal stakeholders, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Receiver-accepts-four-proposals-to-acquire-Kem-One-bid-deadline-extension-requested_55093.html
September 11, 2013
Tosoh says its Taiyo Vinyl subsidiary is expanding polyvinyl chloride (PVC) capacity at the Chiba, Japan, manufacturing complex. The company will add 10,000 m.t./year capacity by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Tosoh-hikes-PVC-capacity-in-Japan_55091.html
September 10, 2013
Rosneft (Moscow) is considering partnering synthetic rubber maker Nairit (Yerevan, Armenia) in chloroprene rubber manufacture at the Nairit complex, which was idled in 2010 due...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Rosneft-mulls-chloroprene-rubber-production-in-Armenia-may-collaborate-with-Pirelli_55064.html
September 9, 2013
Borealis's polypropylene (PP) long glass fiber (LGF) production line at Monza, Italy, has started operations, the company announced today. The Monza production facility is a specialty...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Borealis-starts-up-PP-LGF-plant-in-Italy-launches-product-range-with-Borouge_55036.html
September 9, 2013
Braskem America (Philadelphia), a wholly owned subsidiary of Braskem, has been awarded a further $5-million grant via Pennsylvania's Economic Growth Initiative for the continued...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Braskem-awarded-an-additional-$5-million-grant-for-Marcus-Hook-propylene-splitter_55033.html
September 9, 2013
Sahara Petrochemicals (Riyadh) announced on Sunday that its subsidiary Al Waha Petrochemicals experienced a technical fault in its utilities unit, which led to an interruption of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Technical-problems-lead-to-shutdown-of-Al-Wahas-propylene-and-PP-complex-in-Saudi-Arabia_55028.html
September 5, 2013
Braskem is participating in the bidding process to acquire Indupa (Buenos Aires), Solvay's South American polyvinyl chloride (PVC) business, which is up for sale, according to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Braskem-confirms-participation-in-bidding-for-Solvays-Indupa-PVC-business_54946.html
September 4, 2013
Total will close permanently its 340,000-m.t./year ethylene plant at Carling, France, the company announced today. The Carling steam cracker is expected to shut down in the second half...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Total-to-close-Carling-cracker-convert-site-into-polymer-resin-hub_54909.html
September 3, 2013
Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNK; Nizhnekamsk, Russia), a leading petrochemicals and synthetic rubber producer, reports a drop in sales and profits in the first six months of this year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Russian-firm-NKNK-reports-declines-in-sales-profits-due-to-lower-rubber-prices_54875.html
August 30, 2013
The summer of 2013 has been a washout for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in the United States, according to analysts at IHS Chemical. With bottle season over, demand will drop, but prices will retain their upward momentum for the next month or so, boosted by rising feedstock costs. PET producers have nominated increases of 3-4 cents/lb. for September....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/IHS-Chemical-US-PET-set-to-rise-despite-weak-demand_54848.html
August 30, 2013
Market speculation has resurfaced over the future of Total's steam cracker at Carling, France, according to a report from French financial newspaper Les Echos. A refinery and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Report-Speculation-resurfaces-about-possible-closure-of-Totals-Carling-cracker_54844.html
August 30, 2013
Petrochemical sales volume in Brazil was up 2.46% year-on-year (YOY) in June and July, according to Abiquim (São Paulo), the country's chemical industry association. Domestic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Brazils-domestic-petchem-sales-up-2-46-percent-in-June-July_54839.html
August 27, 2013
Dow Chemical has selected the location of four plastics units on the US Gulf Coast, the company said on 27 August....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Dow-selects-sites-for-US-Gulf-Coast-plastics-units_54770.html
August 23, 2013
Courts in the US and Europe have almost wholly rejected claims that M&G Group’s PoliProtect APB and JB resins infringe Invista patents, M&G Group said in a statement issued on 23 August....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/M-and-G-Invista-misleads-on-PoliProtect-patent-ruling_54724.html
August 23, 2013
Petrobras has started production of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) at its Pernambuco, Brazil, complex, the company announced. The plant is Brazil's only operating PTA facility. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Petrobras-starts-production-of-PTA-at-Pernambuco-complex_54692.html
August 21, 2013
According to a statement issued by Invista, the ruling “resolves questions regarding ongoing allegations of infringement with respect to M&G’s PoliProtect APB and JB resin manufactured, offered for sale, and sold in the United States....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/US-court-M-and-G-has-infringed-Invistas-PolyShield-patent_54605.html
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