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June 11, 2013
The key theme for Borealis, Borouge, and Nova Chemicals at the K 2013 plastics and rubber trade fair at Düsseldorf later this year will be Open your mind, Borealis said at a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Borealis-Borouge-and-Nova-outline-plans-at-pre-K-event_52712.html
June 10, 2013
Ineos Styrenics intends to close production of expandable polystyrene (EPS) at its Marl, Germany, site at the end of the fourth quarter of this year, the company announced today. Ineos...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Ineos-Styrenics-to-close-EPS-plant-at-Marl-by-end-of-the-year_52727.html
June 7, 2013
Cardia Bioplastics (Mulgrave, Australia) and biomolecular engineers at the University of Sydney are developing more cost-effective polypropylene carbonate (PPC) polymers, Cardia has...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Australias-Cardia-Bioplastics-and-Univ-of-Sydney-researchers-develop-renewable-PPC-polymers_52691.html
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
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