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July 8, 2013
Advanced Petrochemical Co. (Al Jubail), a producer of propylene and polypropylene, has announced preliminary interim financial results for the period ended 30 June. The company reports...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Advanced-more-than-doubles-second-quarter-profits-on-higher-volumes-and-lower-feedstock-prices_53417.html
July 4, 2013
RusVinyl, a joint venture between Sibur (Moscow) and Solvin, has completed construction of a logistics platform that forms part of RusVinyl's polyvinyl chloride (PVC) production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/RusVinyl-completes-logistics-platform-to-start-pre-marketing-activities-in-third-quarter_53390.html
July 3, 2013
Sibur is expanding capacity at its Polief polyester subsidiary at Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia. Sibur holds a majority stake in Polief with the government of Bashkortostan holding 17.5%...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Sibur-hikes-capacity-at-polyester-subsidiary-Polief_53363.html
July 1, 2013
Lanxess has converted the largest production line for the Keltan-branded ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber at the company's Geleen, Netherlands complex, to Lanxess's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-completes-technology-conversion-at-Netherlands-EPDM-site_53300.html
July 1, 2013
Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Co. (Muntajat, Doha) has taken over the global marketing of Lotrène low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and linear...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Muntajat-adds-Qapco-and-Qatofin-polyethylene-to-its-marketing-activities_53277.html
July 1, 2013
Univation Technologies has given more details about a previously announced technology award for 3 grassroots polyethylene (PE) lines planned by Al Sejeel, a joint venture between Qatar...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Univation-Technologies-details-Qatari-Al-Sejeel-polyethylene-technology-award_53290.html
June 28, 2013
OSHA announced this week a National Emphasis Program (NEP) to protect workers from the serious health effects of occupational exposure to isocyanates. OSHA, through the NEP, ...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/OSHA-launches-program-to-protect-workers-from-health-effects-of-exposure-to-isocyanates_53201.html
June 27, 2013
Beleaguered polyethylene terephthalate (PET) producer La Seda de Barcelona's (El Prat de Llobregat, Spain) shareholders rejected a plan to restructure more than 75% of the company's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/La-Sedas-shareholders-back-asset-restructuring-proposal-over-debt-restructuring-plan_53144.html
June 26, 2013
Tetra Pak (Pully, Switzerland), a packaging company, plans to sign an agreement with Braskem, for the supply of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) made from sugar cane to Tetra Pak's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Braskem-to-supply-Tetra-Pak-with-biosourced-LDPE-for-packaging-in-Brazil_53142.html
June 26, 2013
Neste Jacobs (Porvoo, Finland), a technology, engineering, and project management company; and Borouge (Abu Dhabi), a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and Borealis...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Borouge-Neste-Jacobs-sign-engineering-and-project-management-contract_53136.html
June 26, 2013
Marubeni has concluded an offtake agreement with Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical (NSRP), the future operator of the Nghi Son Refinery and Chemical Complex in Thanh Hoa...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Marubeni-concludes-long-term-offtake-agreement-for-PP-and-sulfur-in-Vietnam_53135.html
June 26, 2013
LyondellBasell says that CNOOC Oil and Petrochemicals (Beijing), a wholly owned subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC; Hong Kong), has selected the LyondellBasell...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/CNOOC-selects-LyondellBasell-technology-for-PP-plant-in-China_53126.html
June 25, 2013
Borealis has announced an investment of €65 million ($85 million) for a major upgrading project at its production site at Porvoo, Finland. The Borstar PE2 polyethylene (PE) plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Borealis-to-invest-&euro65-million-at-PE-plant-in-Finland_53104.html
June 20, 2013
Evonik Industries has launched production of its previously announced phthalate-free plasticizer 1,2-cyclohexa dicarboxylic acid diisononyl ester at the company's Marl, Germany site...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Evonik-launches-production-of-phthalate-free-plasticizer_52959.html
June 19, 2013
Shin-Etsu says its US subsidiary Shintech will invest $500 million to expand chlor-alkali, vinyl chloride monomer, and polyvinyl chloride at production sites in Louisiana. Project completion is targeted for 2015....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Shin-Etsu-to-invest-$500-million-to-boost-US-vinyls-capacity_52911.html
June 19, 2013
La Seda de Barcelona (El Prat de Llobregat, Spain), one of Europe's largest manufacturers of polyethylene terephthalate, has filed for insolvency, the company announced Monday. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/La-Seda-files-for-insolvency_52914.html
June 19, 2013
Tessenderlo Group (Brussels) has completed the previously announced sale of its compounding activities to Mitsubishi Chemical, Tessenderlo announced today. The sale comprises 4...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Tessenderlo-completes-sale-of-compounding-activities-to-Mitsubishi-Chemical_52909.html
June 18, 2013
Unigel (São Paulo), Brazil's second-largest petrochemical manufacturer after Braskem (São Paulo), is considering an initial public offering for mid-2014, according...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Report-Brazils-Unigel-mulling-mid-2014-IPO_52885.html
June 17, 2013
European benzene supply is expected to remain tight as use of lighter feedstocks limits production of benzene coproduct, according to the latest IHS Chemical Market Advisory...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Tight-European-benzene-supply_52863.html
June 17, 2013
Kem One (Lyon, France), the former vinyls business of Arkema, says that seven potential buyers have expressed an interest in acquiring the firm's assets currently in receivership...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Kem-One-receives-7-letters-of-interest-from-potential-buyers_52859.html
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