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December 5, 2013
Lion Copolymer (Baton Rouge, LA) will temporarily shut down its synthetic rubber plant at Baton Rouge, according to local media reports. The length of the closure is still to be...
December 4, 2013
Lotte Chemical UK, a subsidiary of Lotte Chemical (Seoul), says it intends to close its purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant at Wilton, UK, with the potential loss of 70 jobs. The...
December 2, 2013
W.R.Grace announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Dow’s polypropylene (PP) licensing and catalysts business for $500 million. The...
December 2, 2013
M&G Chemicals (Tortona, Italy) has debuted on the Hong Kong stock exchange, offering 2.35 billion shares at HK$1.65–1.95/share. The initial public offering comprises an...
December 2, 2013
India's first styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) plant, at Panipat, was inaugurated on 29 November by the country's minister of petroleum, natural gas, and textiles, Panabakka Lakshmi...
November 27, 2013
Solvay cut 2016 earnings targets at an investor presentation in London today, citing changes in its portfolio and macroeconomic challenges, particularly in Europe. Solvay now expects...
November 26, 2013
ACC reported today that the group’s monthly Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) rose 0.1% in November on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis. The CAB is up 2.8% year-on-year...
November 25, 2013
Green chemicals firm Carbios (Paris) has filed its “document de base” with the French financial markets authority (AMF; Paris) as part of its proposed IPO on NYSE Alternext...
November 25, 2013
The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC; Tokyo) has signed a buyer's credit agreement totaling up to ¥8.9 billion ($87.85 million; JBIC portion) with the Government of...
November 24, 2013
Engineers India Ltd (EIL; New Delhi) said today that it has won a project management consultancy and engineering, procurement and construction management contract from Dangote Group...
November 22, 2013
Hanwha Chemical Corp., (Seoul), a producer of chlor-alkalis, polyethylene and polyvinyl chloride as well as a major player in the solar energy, says it is planning to participate in a...
November 21, 2013
MOL (Budapest) has reached an agreement with JSR Corp. (Tokyo) to establish a joint venture that will manufacture solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (S-SBR) at...
November 21, 2013
University of Leicester (Leicester, UK) students have cloned the DNA sequences responsible for degrading toluene, the university announced. The cloning of these sequences could help...
November 20, 2013
The official receiver of Kem One SAS (Lyon, France), the chlor-alkali and commodity polyvinyl chloride (PVC) division of Kem One (Lyon), met with the company's staff...
November 19, 2013
Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX) will launch a polypropylene (PP) futures contract on 28 February 2014, the exchange announced today during the Gulf Petrochemicals and...
November 19, 2013
Coca-Cola and Ford Motor Co. are collaborating on a first-ever interior fabric made from the renewable material  that is used to produce Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle Technology...
November 18, 2013
Neste Jacobs (Porvoo, Finland) and Borealis have signed an agreement for the former to deliver the engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) part of a previously...
November 15, 2013

Odebrecht, the parent of Braskem, is exploring the possibility of building a petrochemical complex in West Virginia, the state’s governor announced in a press release on 14 November. The project, located in the Marcellus shale region of the Northeast United States, would include an ethane cracker, three polyethylene plants, and associated infrastructure for water treatment and energy co-generation.


November 14, 2013
Yokogawa Electric (Tokyo) has been selected as the main automation contractor for Chevron Phillips Chemical's (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX) US Gulf Coast (USGC) petrochemicals project...
November 14, 2013
ExxonMobil Chemical Technology Licensing announced today that it has licensed its proprietary tubular tail technology to Thai Polyethylene Co. (TPE), a subsidiary of Siam Cement Group...
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