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June 3, 2013
Asian para-xylene (p-xylene) producers have been faring better than their North American and European counterparts. However, p-xylene market dynamics could be altered by new capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Asia-p-xylene-market-shows-signs-of-oversupply-due-partly-to-new-capacity_52508.html
May 31, 2013
Ciech (Warsaw) is continuing its restructuring and is seeking a buyer for Ciech Pianki (Bydgoszcz, Poland), its polyurethane (PU) foam business, as it tries to focus on its soda ash...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/toluene_diisocyanate/Reports-Ciechs-PU-foam-unit-attracts-interest-from-Chinese-buyer_52478.html
May 31, 2013
Chemical prices slipped 0.8% in Brazil during April compared with the previous month, the first drop since November 2012, according to the Producer Price Index (IPP), published by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Chemical-prices-drop-0-8-percent-in-Brazil-during-April_52467.html
May 31, 2013
Argentina's production of basic chemicals fell 11.8% during April compared with the same period last year, according to the latest figures released by Indec, the government statistics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Argentinas-basic-chemical-production-drops-12-percent-year-on-year-in-April_52465.html
May 29, 2013
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Co. (Orpic; Muscat), plans to invest $3.6 billion to develop a petrochemicals complex near the Ṣuḥār, Oman, refinery, which will provide raw...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Oman-details-$3-6-billion-investment-in-petchems-at-ur_52355.html
May 28, 2013
Sibur (Moscow) has begun integrated equipment testing at the propylene storage facility and trial production of the first polypropylene (PP) line at the company’s Tobolsk-Polymer...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Sibur-begins-trial-runs-at-Tobolsk-polypropylene-complex_52322.html
May 23, 2013
Sabic has opened its first engineering plastics compounding facility as well as a new polypropylene (PP) compounding plant, at its manufacturing affiliate, Saudi Specialty Chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Report-Sabic-opens-compounding-facilities-at-Al-Jubail_52258.html
May 23, 2013
Polystyrene (PS) demand is expected to be lower worldwide this year compared with last year, according to the latest IHS Chemical Market Advisory Service: Global Plastics &...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Global-PS-demand-expected-to-be-lower-in-2013-because-of-high-feedstock-costs-product-substitution_52256.html
May 23, 2013
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat) plans to build an olefins complex and a polyethylene plant at the port of Suhār, Oman, at a cost of about $3 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Oman-plans-cracker-and-polyethylene-plant-at-Suhr_51674.html
May 23, 2013
Braskem (São Paulo) has launched its line of biobased low-density polyethylene (LDPE) derived from sugarcane ethanol, the company has announced. Annual production of biobased...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Braskem-launches-biobased-LDPE-line_52262.html
May 22, 2013
The project includes a refinery upgrading complex and a plant for converting refinery fuel gases into petrochemical feedstock....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Total-plans-&euro1-billion-modernization-of-Antwerp-facilities_52247.html
May 22, 2013
The European Union decided during a plenary session at Strasbourg, France, to let lapse a set of antidumping duties on polyethylene terephthalate (PET), imposed in 2000 on product...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Report-EU-lets-antidumping-duties-lapse-on-PET-from-5-Asian-countries-renews-antisubsidy-duty-on-PET-from-India_52232.html
May 21, 2013
Technip says it has been awarded the detailed engineering and procurement services contract for by Nova Chemicals’ previously announced polyethylene (PE) expansion project at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Technip-awarded-Nova-Joffre-PE-expansion_52115.html
May 21, 2013
LyondellBasell Industries says it will close a 100,000-m.t./year high-density polyethylene (HDPE) unit at Wesseling, Germany, in the third quarter....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasell-to-close-HDPE-unit-in-Germany_52099.html
May 21, 2013
A fire at Formosa Plastics’ Point Comfort, TX, on 2 May injured 16 people and shut down the PE-1 high-density polyethylene (HDPE) unit, which produces Formolene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Formosa-Point-Comfort-fire-impacts-US-HDPE-supplies_52096.html
May 21, 2013
Ineos and Solvay have confirmed CW’s exclusive report that they are forming a vinyls joint venture (CW, May 6, p. 7)....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Ineos-and-Solvay-confirm-plans-for-vinyls-JV-Solvay-to-exit-PVC_52087.html
May 17, 2013
Mexichem (Tlalneplantla, Mexico) has received clearance from FTC—and its equivalent body in Germany—for Mexichem's acquisition of the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) specialty...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Mexichem-cleared-to-acquire-PolyOnes-specialty-PVC-assets-bidding-for-Solvays-Indupa-assets_52133.html
May 15, 2013
“At this point, it is estimated that the remaining production line will start up by late June,” Ken Mounger, v.p. and general manager/polyolefins, tells customers....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Two-of-three-lines-operational-at-Formosas-fire-damaged-HDPE-unit_52021.html
May 15, 2013
LyondellBasell will shut down a 100,000-m.t./year high-density polyethylene (HDPE) unit in Wesseling, Germany, in the third quarter....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasell-to-close-HDPE-Unit-in-Germany_52037.html
May 15, 2013
Arkema's first-quarter adjusted net income contracted by 21.1% from €123 million ($159.7 million) in the first quarter of 2012, to €97 million, the company announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Arkemas-first-quarter-net-income-shrinks-by-21-1-percent-on-mixed-economic-environment_52011.html
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