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October 9, 2013
Chevron Phillips Chemical’s (CPChem) $6-billion project to build an ethane cracker and two polyethylene (PE) facilities on the US Gulf Coast (USGC) will create 10,000 jobs in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/CPChem-plans-major-hiring-program-for-Texas-cracker-project-advances-organosulfurs-hike-in-Belgium_55799.html
October 9, 2013
Shell Chemicals is looking to move to the front-end engineering design (FEED) stage early next year on its previously announced ethane cracker project at Monaca, PA, Graham van’t...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Shell-moves-US-cracker-project-to-FEED-selects-contractors_55743.html
October 8, 2013
Cereplast says it has received a $1.4-million purchase order for its biopropylene-101 from Dugar Eximark (Hyderabad, India), a company specializing in green products, building...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Cereplast-sells-$1-4-million-of-biopolypropylene-to-Indian-customer_55753.html
October 4, 2013
At its Triunfo, Brazil, site, Lanxess has delayed replacing its emulsion styrene butadiene rubber (E-SBR) technology with that for solution styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Report-Lanxess-delays-converting-E-SBR-tech-to-S-SBR-tech-at-Triunfo_55647.html
October 3, 2013
Unipetrol (Prague) has selected Ineos's Innovene S technologies for polyethylene (PE) production at Litvinov, Czech Republic, Ineos Technologies announced today. The license...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Unipetrol-selects-Ineoss-Innovene-S-technology-for-PE-production-at-Litvinov_55614.html
October 3, 2013
Chevron Phillips Chemical’s (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX) board of directors has approved the US Gulf Coast (USGC) petrochemicals project, the company announced on 3 October. First announced in March 2011, the project comprises a 1.5 million m.t./year ethane cracker and two 500,000 m.t./year polyethylene facilities....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/CPChem-board-greenlights-Texas-petchems-project_55617.html
October 2, 2013
Petrobras's (Rio de Janeiro) shareholders have approved the sale of Innova (Triunfo, Brazil) to plastic packaging and styrene producer Videolar (São Paulo) in a deal valued at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Petrobrass-shareholders-approve-divestment-of-Innova_55583.html
September 27, 2013
The European Commission has officially asked Germany to adapt its law on chemicals by changing how it governs the sale of products containing methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/European-Commission-requests-Germany-to-comply-with-rules-on-products-containing-MDI_55474.html
September 27, 2013
Nizhnekamskneftekhim, (NKNK; Nizhnekamsk, Russia), one of Russia’s leading petrochemicals players, plans to begin constructing a previously announced petrochemical complex next...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Russian-firm-NKNK-to-begin-constructing-cracker-project-next-year_55471.html
September 26, 2013
The EU Court of Justice has ruled that Dow Chemical and DuPont must pay the full fines levied by the European Commission for the participation of the companies' former joint venture, Dow DuPont Elastomers, in a scheme to fix the price of chloroprene rubber between 1993 and 2002....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Dow-DuPont-lose-appeal-over-EU-chloroprene-rubber-cartel-fine_55451.html
September 26, 2013
The commercial court of Lyon, France, has granted the three bidders for debt-ridden polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer Kem One (Lyon) two additional months to finalize their respective...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Kem-One-bidders-granted-two-more-months-to-finalize-takeover-plans_55449.html
September 25, 2013
Lubrizol will build a chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) resin and compounding facility at its Louisville, KY site. Total investment will be $108 million, according to a statement...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Lubrizol-to-expand-chlorinated-PVC-at-Louisville-KY-site_55441.html
September 25, 2013
Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petrochemicals producer, is poised to begin operations at the company’s newly commissioned propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sibur-readies-PDH-plant-to-decide-on-large-Tobolsk-project-before-year-end_55422.html
September 23, 2013
Three bidders remain in the race for the takeover of beleaguered polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer Kem One (Lyon, France) after the extended submission period, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Three-bidders-remain-for-French-PVC-producer-Kem-One_55356.html
September 20, 2013
Petrofac (St Helier, Jersey) in a consortium with Linde and GS Engineering & Construction (Seoul), has received an order from KLPE Limited Liability Partnership, a joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Petrofac-consortium-receives-order-for-petchems-complex-in-Kazakhstan_55323.html
September 19, 2013
China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) is expected to join a $2.5-billion petrochemical project planned in Uzbekistan, according to Uzbekistani government sources. CNPC has signed a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/CNPC-to-join-petrochemical-project-in-Uzbekistan_55255.html
September 19, 2013
Braskem has launched a plan to strengthen the plastics converting sector in Brazil, the company has announced. Braskem will provide a series of initiatives under the Plastic Chain...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Braskem-launches-plan-to-strengthen-Brazils-plastics-converting-sector_55258.html
September 19, 2013
Sahara Petrochemicals says it has completed maintenance work on the utility plant of its affiliate Al Waha Petrochemicals following a technical failure, which occured on 8 September...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Sahara-completes-maintenance-on-Al-Wahas-PP-complex_55257.html
September 18, 2013
Formosa Plastics has declared force majeure on high-density polyethylene (HDPE) after “unexpected operational difficulties” at its HDPE II unit at Point Comfort, TX, according to a letter to customers issued on 17 September....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Formosa-Plastics-declares-force-majeure-on-HDPE-at-Point-Comfort_55234.html
September 18, 2013
State-owned Petroquímica de Venezuela (Pequiven; Caracas) will invest $4 billion to build new polymer plants in western Venezuela. Pequiven estimates that it will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Pequiven-to-invest-$4-billion-to-develop-new-plastics-capacity_55179.html
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