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April 15, 2013
The government of Ukraine has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Lukoil (Moscow) to restart production at Karpatnaftokhim, Lukoil's  polyvinyl chloride (PVC)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Ukraine-PVC-plant-to-restart-following-agreement-between-government-and-Lukoil_51157.html
April 12, 2013
Braskem (São Paulo) says it will start a training program for the employees of its Idesa plant in Nanchital, Mexico, in May. A total of 400 industrial workers will have to be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Braskem-to-start-training-of-workers-for-its-Mexican-petrochemical-complex_51148.html
April 10, 2013
Beleaguered polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer Kem One (Lyon, France) has secured funding that it says will enable the company to continue operating under the terms of its receivership...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Kem-One-secures-funding-to-continue-operating-under-terms-of-receivership_51021.html
April 8, 2013
Uhde Inventa-Fischer says it has been awarded a contract by Micro Polymer, a joint venture between RLG Group (Vadodara, India) and Action Petrochem (New Delhi), to build a 216,000-m.t./year polyethylene terephthalate plant at Panipat, India. Purified terephthalic acid feedstock will be supplied by Indian Oil Corp.’s plant at an adjacent site....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Micro-Polypet-to-build-India-PET-plant_50981.html
April 5, 2013
Brazil has launched two investigations into the possible dumping in the Brazilian market of polypropylene (PP) originating from South Africa, India, and Korea. The probes cover the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Brazil-investigates-alleged-dumping-of-PP-from-South-Africa-India-Korea_50971.html
April 4, 2013
International Process Plants (IPP; Hamilton, NJ) says it has put  former Vinyls Italia assets at Porto Marghera and Porto Torres, Italy up for sale. The facilities, owned earlier...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Former-Vinyls-Italia-plants-at-Porto-Marghera-and-Porto-Torres-up-for-sale_50946.html
April 4, 2013
LyondellBasell Industries has licensed its Lupotech T and Lupotech A process technologies to Jiangsu Sailboat Petrochemical (JSPC; Lianyungang, China) for a low-density...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasell-licenses-technology-for-LDPE-plant-in-China_50939.html
April 2, 2013
Toyo Engineering (Narashino, Japan) says it has been jointly awarded with the Engineering for the Petroleum & Process Industries (Enppi; Cairo), a contract to build a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Toyo-Engineering-awarded-contract-for-polyethylene-plant-in-Egypt_50880.html
March 28, 2013
Huntsman says it is investing a combined $135 million at two of its methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) manufacturing facilities—specifically, increasing capacity at its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/Huntsman-invests-$135-million-in-MDI-updates_50686.html
March 28, 2013
Vinyls company Kem One (Lyon, France) has, as expected, been put into receivership by the commercial court of Lyon. The move follows a filing for insolvency with the court by Kem One's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Kem-One-enters-receivership-Arkema-denies-responsibility_50786.html
March 27, 2013
Metabolix reported fourth quarter 2012 results today, citing increased revenue and a slight gain in net income—though net income was reported as a loss for the quarter. Sales of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Metabolix-releases-fourth-quarter-results-announces-Chinese-film-distribution-deal_50756.html
March 26, 2013
Troubled vinyls company Kem One (Lyon, France) was scheduled to present to a Lyon court this morning an "application to default on its debts," French media reports say...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Vinyls-company-Kem-One-applies-to-default-on-its-debts_50738.html
March 25, 2013
Kem One (Lyon, France), a manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride, will file for insolvency tomorrow, according to various reports in the French press. The filing follows a works council...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Reports-Kem-One-to-file-for-insolvency_50720.html
March 25, 2013
PolyOne has entered into an agreement to sell its vinyl dispersion, blending, and suspension resin assets to Mexichem (Tlalneplantla, Mexico) for $250 million in cash, PolyOne...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/PolyOne-to-sell-its-vinyls-assets-to-Mexichem-in-$250-million-cash-deal_50715.html
March 22, 2013
Indorama Ventures’ (Bangkok) polymers subsidiary AlphaPet has confirmed the construction of a previously announced polyethylene terephthalate (PET) production unit in the United...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Indorama-subsidiary-confirms-PET-project-at-BP-site-in-the-US_50709.html
March 22, 2013
Global styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) prices are expected to be torn in the first half of this year between soft demand downstream from tire manufacturing, as the automotive sector...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Export-opportunities-will-drive-SBR-markets-during-the-second-half-of-2013_50701.html
March 21, 2013
Asahi Kasei Plastics’ North America (Fowlerville, MI) business announced that it is investing $5 million in a new compounding line and plant improvements to accommodate increased...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Asahi-Kasei-Plastics-invests-$5-million-to-expand-in-North-America_50685.html
March 19, 2013
Increases in polyethylene (PE) prices are expected to take place in Europe during March on the back of higher ethylene prices, but weak downstream converter and consumer demand are...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/European-PE-price-hikes-could-be-limited-by-weak-demand_50616.html
March 19, 2013
Dow Chemical says it has licensed its Unipol polypropylene (PP) technology to Oriental Energy (Zhangjiagang, China) to be used in a 400,000-m.t./year PP plant at Zhangjiagang. It will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Chinese-firm-selects-Dows-Unipol-polypropylene-technology_50306.html
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