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January 16, 2013
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) will introduce a new group organization effective 1 February 2013, the company announced today. The move aims to, for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Gurit-reorganizes-and-rebrands_49007.html
January 14, 2013
European chlorine production was down in December, according to the latest figures published by industry association Euro Chlor (Brussels) today. European chlorine capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Poor-PVC-demand-reflected-in-low-EU-chlorine-capacity-utilization-in-December_48952.html
January 14, 2013
Crodux Plin (Zagreb, Croatia), a provider of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), is planning to relaunch polystyrene (PS) and expandable polystyrene (EPS) production at Dioki’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/LPG-supplier-Crodux-planning-to-help-relaunch-production-at-Diokis-PS-and-EPS-plants_48947.html
January 11, 2013
M&G expects construction of both plants, including permitting, to be complete within 36 months....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/M-and-G-hires-Sinopec-Engineering-for-massive-US-PET-project_48926.html
January 11, 2013
Dyneema, a DSM subsidiary, has opened its first technical center in Singapore, a 2,500-sq meter facility, the company announced today. The facility aims to support customers across...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/DSM-Dyneema-opens-AsiaPacific-technical-center-in-Singapore_48920.html
January 11, 2013
Evonik will develop its C4 products chain with the expansion of its butene-1 capacity at the Marl Chemical Park (Marl, Germany), and by expanding its butadiene capacity at Antwerp...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Evonik-to-expand-C4-chain-capacity-in-Germany-and-Belgium_48915.html
January 10, 2013
Westlake Chemical has begun the previously announced expansion of the Petro 2 ethylene unit at its complex at Lake Charles, LA, the company said today. The expansion work, taking place...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Westlake-commences-ethylene-expansion-at-Lake-Charles_48861.html
January 9, 2013
Praxair’s Brazilian subsidiary White Martins has started up a new air separation plant at Alagoas, Brazil. Praxair will supply nitrogen and oxygen to Braskem as a part of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Praxair-starts-up-ASU-for-Braskems-PVC-unit-in-Brazil_48854.html
January 7, 2013
The Cologne district authority has, following a detailed appraisal, granted Bayer MaterialScience a permit to build and operate a previously announced toluene diisocyanate (TDI) plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/toluene_diisocyanate/Bayer-MaterialScience-receives-final-approval-for-TDI-project-in-Germany_48786.html
January 7, 2013
Despite all the talk of low-cost feedstocks in the United States due to the impact of shale gas, the low alternative value of liquid hydrocarbons in Russia is keeping existing Russian...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Stranded-gas-and-hydrocarbons-in-Russia-compete-with-new-shale-gas-in-the-US_48726.html
January 4, 2013
Televantos: Dash deal provides growth platform. Private equity firm Arsenal Capital (New York) has acquired Dash Multi-Corp. (St. Louis) for an undisclosed sum from Marvin Wool, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Arsenal-Capital-acquires-polyurethanes-and-adhesives-firms_48568.html
January 4, 2013
Petronas has selected LyondellBasell Industries’ Spheripol process technology for two 300,000-m.t./year polypropylene (PP) plants to be built at Pengerang in Johor, southern...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Petronas-selects-LyondellBasell-technology-for-polypropylene-plant_48545.html
January 4, 2013
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) has confirmed plans to build a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant in the United States. The company originally announced plans for the project earlier...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Indorama-confirms-PET-investment-in-US-to-debottleneck-unit-in-Poland_48544.html
January 3, 2013
Kem One (Lyon, France), the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) business acquired by the Klesch Group from Arkema last year, has announced plans to raise capacity for emulsion PVC at its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Kem-One-expands-emulsion-PVC-capacity-at-Hernani-Spain_48543.html
January 3, 2013
HIP Petrohemija (Pancevo, Serbia) says it has started operations at an expanded high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plant at the company's Pancevo refinery and petrochemicals complex...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Expanded-HDPE-plant-starts-up-in-Serbia_48710.html
December 24, 2012
Sibur (Moscow) says it has established a Synthetic Rubbers Research and Development Centre at Voronezh, Russia, which will be the main platform for the company's R&D for synthetic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Sibur-establishes-synthetic-rubber-R-and-D-center_48621.html
December 19, 2012
ReachCentrum, a subsidiary of Cefic, says that nine manufacturers of expanded polystyrene (EPS) have joined forces to establish a hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)-authorization...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Nine-EPS-manufacturers-establish-consortium-for-Reach-authorization-of-HBCDD_48466.html
December 18, 2012
Kem One (Lyon, France), the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) business acquired by the Klesch Group from Arkema last year, has announced plans to raise capacity for emulsion PVC at its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Kem-One-hikes-emulsion-PVC-capacity-in-Spain_48459.html
December 14, 2012
Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB; La Paz, Bolivia) has awarded a conceptual engineering study to Tecnimont for an ethylene and polyethylene (PE) manufacturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Bolivia-advances-petchem-project-with-study-award_48392.html
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