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November 6, 2013
Petronas Chemicals Group (PCG; Kuala Lumpur) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to divest its interest in Phu My Plastics and Chemical (PMPC) to Asahi Glass and...
November 6, 2013
Sibur today inaugurated a new biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film manufacturing facility at its Biaxplen subsidiary at Tomsk, Russia, the company has announced. The opening...
November 5, 2013
The European Commisison says it has opened an in-depth investigation into the previously announced plans of Solvay and Ineos to merge their chlorvinyls activities in Europe into a...
November 5, 2013
The European Commission has adopted a proposal that requires European member states to reduce their use of lightweight plastic carrier bags. Such plastic bags are often used only once...
November 1, 2013
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) has finalized the sale of Chevron Phillips Chemical (China), which owns a polystyrene plant located in Zhangjiagang, China, to Grand Astor Limited....
October 31, 2013
Lanxess has extended a long-term agreement with Nova Chemicals to supply crude C4 as raw material for Lanxess’s North American production assets. Financial details have not been disclosed....
October 30, 2013
Rextac (Odessa, TX), a manufacturer of polypropylene (PP)-based adhesives, plans to build an integrated propane dehydrogenation (PDH)-PP facility adjacent to its petrochemical complex at Odessa, the company announced on 29 October....
October 24, 2013
Versalis (Milan), the chemical subsidiary of ENI (Rome); and LG Chem (Seoul) today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a strategic alliance. The...
October 24, 2013
Partners in Nghi Son Refinery & Petrochemical (NSRP) joint venture announced today that they held a ground breaking ceremony on Wednesday in the presence of high-ranking officials...
October 21, 2013
ONGC Petro Additions (Opal; Vadodara, India) expects to bring online its $4-billion petrochemical complex at Dahej, Gujarat State, India, in June or July next year, CW has learned...
October 18, 2013
Braskem and Toyota Tsusho (Tokyo), the trading arm of Toyota, have renewed their agreement for the distribution of "green" polyethylene (PE) in Asia, Braskem announced today...
October 18, 2013
Bayegan (Istanbul) has revived a major propane dehydrogenation (PDH) and polypropylene (PP) project planned in Turkey following the withdrawal earlier this year of joint venture...
October 18, 2013
Equate (Safat, Kuwait), a joint venture among Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC), Dow Chemical, Boubyan Petrochemical, and Qurain Petrochemical Industries, has completed a feasibility...
October 18, 2013
Braskem is investing approximately $50 million reais ($22.9 million) to expand its production capacity for linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) by 120,000 m.t./year at the...
October 17, 2013
Dow Chemical today outlined a strategy for its performance plastics business and gave an update on the company’s major projects in Saudi Arabia and on the US Gulf Coast. Speaking...
October 16, 2013
K 2013, the world´s largest plastics exhibition, began today at Düsseldorf with a mood of cautious optimism. The triennial trade show’s current theme is Resource...
October 16, 2013
UL Environment, a business unit of Underwriters Laboratories (UL; Northbrook, IL), has validated the benefits of Milliken's (Spartanburg, SC) new-generation Millad-branded...
October 16, 2013
Sibur today commissioned its propane dehydrogenation (PDH) and polypropylene (PP) complex at Tobolsk, Russia in a ceremony attended by Russian president Vladimir Putin....
October 10, 2013
Metabolix (Cambridge, MA) has launched a biobased polymeric performance additive for recycled polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The I6003rp-branded additive was developed based on data...
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