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May 4, 2015
ExxonMobil started a planned turnaround of its chemical Singapore Chemical Plant (SCP) on 1 May, the company said today. “We confirm that there is a scheduled maintenance...
May 4, 2015
Westlake says conversions to cost-advantaged ethane feedstock improved first-quarter margins in the vinyls chain, but the gain was more than offset by lower margins in olefins. The company reports first-quarter net income of $146 million, down 7.6% year-on-year (YOY) from $158 million. Net sales increased 7.4% YOY to $1.104 billion, mainly on the contribution of Vinnolit, the specialty PVC resin business acquired last July. Earnings per share of $1.10 fell short of the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.18, as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York)....
May 3, 2015
Al Waha Petrochemical, an affiliate of Sahara Petrochemicals, restarted production at its Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia based propane dehydrogenation and polypropylene (PP) complex on 30...
April 30, 2015
A team of researchers from Münster University (Münster, Germany) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME (Aachen, Germany) Münster...
April 30, 2015
Kraton Performance Polymers reports a first-quarter net loss of $9.5 million, down from a net loss of $7.9 million in the year-ago period. Revenue fell 16% year-over-year (YOY) to $261.4 million. Adjusted earnings more than doubled YOY, to $49.2 million, or 76 cents/share, versus 33 cts/share in the year-ago period....
April 28, 2015
Repsol (Madrid) and Grupo Kuo (Mexico City) have agreed to extend their 50-50 elastomers joint venture, Dynasol (Madrid), in which they have been partners since 1999. The jv will now...
April 27, 2015
Alpek’s (Monterrey, Mexico) first-quarter net income totaled $48 million, up 32% year-on-year (YOY), according to the latest company's results. Ebitda was up to $137 million from...
April 27, 2015
W. R. Grace said today that it will provide its Unipol polypropylene (PP) technology and services to Yunnan Yuntianhua PetroChemical Co., for a new 150,000 m.t./year PP production...
April 26, 2015
Ineos Technologies has confirmed that it has licensed its Innovene S process technology for the manufacture of medium-density and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) to Socar Polymer for...
April 24, 2015
The US International Trade Commission (USITC) on 23 April has instructed the US Department of Commerce to continue an investigation into imports of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin from Canada, China, India, and Oman. DAK Americas, M&G Chemicals, and Nan Ya Plastics requested the investigation on 10 March, charging that dumped imports of PET resin have damaged their business....
April 21, 2015
ExxonMobil Chemical says it is considering whether to build a new polyethylene (PE) line at its Beaumont, TX, facility. The project would be additional to two 650,000-m.t./year PE lines now under construction at Mont Belvieu, TX. “We’ll conduct an extensive evaluation before making any final investment decision,” ExxonMobil says....
April 20, 2015
Sanmar Group (Chennai, India) will invest $350 million to expand its chemical facility at Port Said, Egypt, the Egyptian embassy in New Delhi says. Plans include a doubling of...
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