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September 22, 2014
Mexichem’s $630-million acquisition of high-density polyethylene pipe maker Dura-Line has closed, says investment bank Lincoln International (Chicago), which advised Dura-Line on...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Mexichems-acquisition-of-HDPE-pipe-maker-closes_63926.html
September 19, 2014
GRAND OPENING: President Vladimir Putin at RusVinyl's inauguration today. RusVinyl (Kstovo, Russia)—an equally owned joint venture between Sibur (Moscow), Russia's largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/RusVinyl-commissions-&euro1-4-billion-integrated-PVC-complex-in-Russia_63903.html
September 18, 2014
Uhde Inventa-Fischer, a unit of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, said today that it has completed the revamp of a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle resins plant for Indorama...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Uhde-Inventa-Fischer-completes-revamp-of-Indoramas-PET-plant-in-Poland_63884.html
September 16, 2014
Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petrochemical company, said today that, following the completion of the front-end engineering design (FEED) contracts and assessment of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sibur-proceeds-with-$9-5-billion-petchem-project-at-Tobolsk_63837.html
September 11, 2014
Vung Ro Petroleum (VRP; Tuy Hoa, Vietnam) has broken ground on a previously announced refinery and petrochemical complex, and seaport development, at Hoa Tam industrial zone in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Reports-Vietnam-firm-breaks-ground-on-$4-billion-refinery-petrochemical-complex_63724.html
September 9, 2014
Coca-Cola is making an additional investment in the development and commercialization of Virent's (Madison, WI) registered biobased para-xylene (p-xylene), BioFormPX, Virent announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Coca-Cola-invests-to-help-Virent-scale-up-biobased-p-xylene_63675.html
September 9, 2014
China has allowed antidumping duties on styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) originating from Russia, Japan, and South Korea, to expire, according to a statement from the Ministry of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/China-allows-expiry-of-antidumping-duties-on-SBR-from-Russia-Japan-Korea_63676.html
September 8, 2014
EU regulations and increased M&A activity will likely close older plants and continue consolidation in Europe's chlorvinyls industry, according to a new analysis from IHS Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/IHS-Regulation-and-M-and-A-activity-reshaping-Europes-chlorvinyls-industry_63657.html
September 3, 2014
Invista Technologies (St. Gallen, Switzerland) says it has licensed Invista’s R²R technology to Ariha Chemicals (Mumbai). Ariha plans to build the first standalone facility based on R²R, a technology for recovering byproducts from the waste stream of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) production....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Invista-licenses-R2R-technology-to-Ariha-for-new-standalone-facility_63596.html
September 3, 2014
Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Co. (Echem) says feasibility studies for a $1.5-billion propylene project at Alexandria, Egypt, and three other chemical projects, will be completed by 2015, according to a report in Daily News Egypt....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Report-Echem-studying-$1-5-billion-propylene-project-in-Egypt_63583.html
September 2, 2014
Ineos announced today that its Ineos Compounds unit and Doeflex Compounding have combined their polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compounding operations. The news follows a recent approval by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Ineos-and-Doeflex-combine-PVC-compounding-operations_63581.html
August 29, 2014
Odebrecht’s (Salvador, Brazil) Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise (Ascent) steam cracker project continues to move forward with the acceptance of its voluntary remediation application by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Policy (WVDEP). The agency says its office of environmental remediation and Ascent are currently negotiating an agreement for the identification of health and ecological risks associated with current and potential future uses of the site and the establishment remediation standards....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Odebrechts-Ascent-cracker-project-negotiates-remediation-agreement-with-WVDEP_63505.html
August 28, 2014
Start up company Appalachian Resins (Houston) is leasing land in Salem Township, OH for a proposed $1-billion ethylene and polyethylene (PE) production facility. Appalachian Resins had...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Appalachian-Resins-leases-land-in-Ohio-for-$1-billion-project_63456.html
August 27, 2014
Russian Railways Logistics (RRL; Moscow), a subsidiary of RZD Holding (Moscow), has established a cooperation agreement with Chelyabinsk Pipe-Rolling Plant (Chelpipe; Moscow) covering...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Russian-rail-firm-provides-PE-transport-services-to-pipe-plant_63411.html
August 22, 2014
China CAMS Engineering, (Beijing), a subsidiary of China National Machinery Industry Corp., has been awarded a contract to build a petrochemical complex for Navoiazot (Navoi...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Chinese-engineering-firm-awarded-PVC-plant-contract-in-Uzbekistan_63350.html
August 22, 2014
Resin Trade (Burton on Trent, UK), a polymer distribution company, has selected polyethylene (PE) bag manufacturer Duo UK to be the first UK-based company to produce mailing bags using...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Duo-UK-to-produce-mailing-bags-using-Braskems-Green-PE_63349.html
August 21, 2014
Gemini HDPE, a manufacturing joint venture between an Ineos US olefins and polymers subsidiary and Sasol, has hired KBR to provide engineering, procurement, and construction services for a planned 470,000-m.t./year high-density polyethylene facility at Ineos's Battleground Manufacturing Complex at La Porte, TX....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Ineos-Sasol-hire-KBR-for-La-Porte-HDPE-project_63335.html
August 18, 2014
Sahara Petrochemicals today declared an emergency shutdown at its Al Waha Petrochemical subsidiary at Al Jubail, a producer of propylene and polypropylene (PP). The company cites...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Sahara-declares-emergency-shutdown-at-polypropylene-complex_63261.html
August 18, 2014
Mexichem (Tlanelpantla, Mexico) has reached an agreement to acquire Dura-Line (Knoxville, TN) from private equity firm CHS Capital (Chicago) for $630 millon in cash and assumed...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Mexichem-acquires-US-based-HDPE-conduit-and-pipe-producer-for-$630-million_63271.html
August 18, 2014
An equipment failure on 14 August will disrupt production at Huntsman’s Port Neches, TX, facility for 2-3 weeks, the company says. Huntsman makes methyl-tert butyl ether (MTBE), propylene oxide (PO), and propylene glycol (PG) at the facility....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/Huntsman-reports-2-3-week-disruption-at-Port-Neches_63258.html
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