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October 18, 2013
Braskem and Toyota Tsusho (Tokyo), the trading arm of Toyota, have renewed their agreement for the distribution of "green" polyethylene (PE) in Asia, Braskem announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/K-2013-Braskem-and-Toyota-Tsusho-renew-distribution-agreement-for-green-PE_56030.html
October 18, 2013
Bayegan (Istanbul) has revived a major propane dehydrogenation (PDH) and polypropylene (PP) project planned in Turkey following the withdrawal earlier this year of joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Bayegan-revives-$1-billion-Turkish-propane-dehydro-and-PP-project_56033.html
October 18, 2013
Equate (Safat, Kuwait), a joint venture among Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC), Dow Chemical, Boubyan Petrochemical, and Qurain Petrochemical Industries, has completed a feasibility...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Equate-presents-expansion-plans-to-board-Olefins-III-project-makes-progress_56026.html
October 18, 2013
Braskem is investing approximately $50 million reais ($22.9 million) to expand its production capacity for linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) by 120,000 m.t./year at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Braskem-to-expand-LLDPE-capacity-at-Camaçari_56013.html
October 17, 2013
Dow Chemical today outlined a strategy for its performance plastics business and gave an update on the company’s major projects in Saudi Arabia and on the US Gulf Coast. Speaking...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/K-2013-Dow-outlines-plastics-strategy-gives-update-on-investments_56001.html
October 16, 2013
K 2013, the world´s largest plastics exhibition, began today at Düsseldorf with a mood of cautious optimism. The triennial trade show’s current theme is Resource...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/K-2013-More-customer-focus-and-solution-orientation_55980.html
October 16, 2013
UL Environment, a business unit of Underwriters Laboratories (UL; Northbrook, IL), has validated the benefits of Milliken's (Spartanburg, SC) new-generation Millad-branded...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/K-2013-Milliken-PP-clarifier-qualifies-for-environmental-claim-validation-label_55977.html
October 16, 2013
Sibur today commissioned its propane dehydrogenation (PDH) and polypropylene (PP) complex at Tobolsk, Russia in a ceremony attended by Russian president Vladimir Putin....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Sibur-commissions-PDH-PP-complex-at-Tobolsk_55955.html
October 10, 2013
The Mexican state of Veracruz is expected to receive $5 billion in direct investment by chemical companies, foreign and domestic, in Mexico, over the next five years, according to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Mexicos-state-of-Veracruz-expects-$11-billion-in-direct-investments-into-its-petrochemical-industry_55711.html
October 10, 2013
Metabolix (Cambridge, MA) has launched a biobased polymeric performance additive for recycled polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The I6003rp-branded additive was developed based on data...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Metabolix-launches-biobased-PVC-additive_55810.html
October 10, 2013
The prospects for most chlor-alkali and vinyls producers are not good: over the next 10 years, the global market for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) will be oversupplied by an annual average of 18 million m.t., according to analysts at IHS Chemical. However, producers in the United States will be able to maintain profitability, owing to low energy costs resulting from the boom in shale gas development, they say....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/IHS-Shale-to-shield-US-chlor-alkali-vinyls-from-huge-global-overcapacity_55798.html
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
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