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January 31, 2014
Dhunseri Petrochem & Tea (Kolkata, India), a major producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle resin in India, is in the process of commissioning a PET plant in Egypt...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Dhunseri-Petrochem-commissions-PET-plant-in-Egypt_58461.html
January 29, 2014
The polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market in Europe is balanced, with January demand better than expected for this time of year, according to IHS Chemical's latest Market Advisory...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/PVC-demand-in-Europe-beats-seasonal-expectations_58391.html
January 29, 2014
The European Commission has fined three manufacturers a combined €114 million ($156 million) for conspiring to fix prices of flexible polyurethane (PU) foam between October...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/Europe-slaps-price-fixing-fines-on-producers-of-flexible-PU-foam_58389.html
January 23, 2014
Ineos and Solvay received a statement of objections from the European Commission concerning the proposed €4.3-billion ($5.8 billion) merger of the companies' chlorvinyls...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Ineos-and-Solvay-receive-statement-of-objections-from-European-Commission-on-proposed-chlorvinyls-merger_58214.html
January 20, 2014
Ineos announced today that Vung Ro Petroleum has selected the Innovene polypropylene (PP) technology for a 900,000-m.t./year PP plant to be built in Vietnam. The facility will be built...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Ineos-licenses-PP-technology-for-a-large-plant-in-Vietnam_58121.html
January 20, 2014
Industries Qatar (IQ; Doha) on Sunday announced a tentative shutdown schedule for its manufacturing facilities during the first quarter. IQ’s shutdown timetable in the first...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Industries-Qatar-plans-lengthy-plant-closures-in-first-quarter_58118.html
January 17, 2014
Dow Chemical says it  has entered into a partnership with Koda Distribution (Stamford, CT) for the distribution of Dow’s isocyanates and polyols to the polyurethane (PU)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/Dow-partners-with-Koda-for-distribution-of-PU-intermediates_58039.html
January 17, 2014
Alpek (San Pedro Garza García, Mexico), a subsidiary of Grupo Alfa (Monterrey, Mexico), and United Petrochemical Co. (UPC; Moscow), a subsidiary of Sistema (Moscow), the largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Alpek-and-United-Petrochemical-form-RusPETF-joint-venture_58087.html
January 16, 2014
Tianjin Bohua Petrochemical (Tianjin, China) has started production its previously announced propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit at Tianjin, China. The 600,000-m.t./year is the first...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Chinas-first-PDH-plant-starts-production_58036.html
January 16, 2014
Sasol today commissioned its new ethylene purification facility at Sasolburg. The company’s CEO, David Constable; and the South African minister of trade and industry, Rob...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sasols-new-ethylene-splitter-will-lead-to-PE-capacity-hike_57946.html
January 16, 2014
Sahara Petrochemical today reported a huge increase in quarterly profits citing improved performance at its Al Waha polypropylene (PP) production affiliate, which in the past was...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Saudi-polypropylene-producers-Sahara-and-Advanced-report-large-increase-in-profits_58008.html
January 15, 2014
Total says it has received the go-ahead from the Chinese authorities to proceed with a coal-to-olefins joint venture with China Power Investment Corp. (CPI; Beijing) in the autonomous...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Total-gets-green-light-for-coal-to-olefins-JV-in-China_57976.html
January 9, 2014
Americas Styrenics (The Woodlands, TX) plans to construct a deep water dock at its styrene production facility at St. James, LA, on the Mississippi River. The company expects to obtain local permits by mid-2014 and to bring the facility online in late 2015....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Americas-Styrenics-plans-deep-water-dock-for-St-James-facility_57856.html
January 9, 2014
Braskem has defended its offer to buy out the minority shareholders of Solvay Indupa, which was rejected by Argentina’s stock regulator, the Comisión Nacional de Valores (CNV), on 3 December 2013. In a statement issued on 6 December, the company says it is discussing the issue with CNV in order to find a path forward....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Braskem-defends-offer-for-Solvay-Indupa-negotiating-next-move_57754.html
January 9, 2014
Solvay has issued a statement confirming that the planned divestment of the company's 70.59% stake in polyvinyl chloride producer Solvay Indupa to Braskem is moving ahead and does not...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Solvay-sale-of-Indupa-stake-to-Braskem-is-underway-does-not-depend-on-deal-for-listed-Indupa-shares_57827.html
January 6, 2014
Argentina’s stock regulator, the Comisión Nacional de Valores (CNV), has rejected Braskem’s bid to acquire the 29.41% of Solvay Indupa that is publicly traded, according to a report by Reuters....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Report-Argentina-rejects-Braskems-offer-for-publicly-traded-Solvay-Indupa-shares-corrected_57746.html
January 6, 2014
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) producer La Seda de Barcelona (El Prat de Llobregat, Spain) has filed for liquidation pursuant to a resolution adopted by its board, the company has...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/PET-producer-La-Seda-files-for-liquidation_57749.html
January 3, 2014
The Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS; Moscow) has fined Siberian Chemical Co. (SCC; Kazan) 123.5 million Russian rubles ($3.7 million) for the company's participation in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Russias-antitrust-authority-fines-an-additional-member-of-S-PVC-price-fixing-cartel_57734.html
January 3, 2014
LyondellBasell Industries says it has completed the previously announced restart of the company's methanol plant at Channelview, TX. The plant was placed back into service in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasell-restarts-methanol-plant-in-Texas_57716.html
December 30, 2013
Rosneft (Moscow), Oil Techno (Yerevan, Armenia), and tire manufacturer Pirelli have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for joint R&D related to synthetic rubber, in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Rosneft-Pirelli-sign-deal-for-rubber-R-and-D-partnership-in-Armenia_57682.html
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