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April 19, 2013
Versalis (Milan), the chemicals business of ENI (Rome), has outlined a major transformation program that aims to shift the company's portfolio from one dominated by commodities toward...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Versalis-announces-transformation-plan-mulls-import-of-US-gas_51306.html
April 18, 2013
Wison Engineering (Shanghai) has developed proprietary butene oxidization and dehydrogenation technology to produce butadiene, the company announced. The novel technology, featuring a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Chinese-engineering-firm-develops-proprietary-butene-dehydrogenation-technology_51280.html
April 18, 2013
Sabic Europe (Sittard, Netherlands) has announced a major restructuring of its operations, resulting in 1,050 job cuts. Sabic employees represent two-thirds of the cuts announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sabic-restructures-European-operations-cuts-more-than-1000-jobs_51273.html
April 17, 2013
State-owned energy company Pertamina (Jakarta) has confirmed the selection of PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) as its partner in a previously announced petrochemical complex on the island of Java, Indonesia....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Pertamina-confirms-PTT-as-partner-in-$5-billion-complex_51082.html
April 17, 2013
Inter Pipeline Fund (IPF; Calgary, AB) has entered into a binding agreement with Nova Chemicals covering the long-term sale of ethane produced at IPF's Cochrane, AB, extraction plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/IPF-to-continue-supplying-ethane-to-Novas-Joffre-site-until-the-end-of-2024_51226.html
April 17, 2013
Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petrochemicals company, has outlined its investment plans and announced the completion of a 500,000-m.t./year polypropylene (PP) plant at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sibur-readies-world-scale-PP-plant-to-decide-soon-on-major-olefins-complex_51212.html
April 15, 2013
Brazil has launched two investigations into the possible dumping in the Brazilian market of polypropylene (PP) originating from South Africa, India, and Korea. The probes cover the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Brazil-investigates-alleged-dumping-of-polypropylene_51138.html
April 15, 2013
Uhde Inventa-Fischer has been awarded a contract by Micro Polypet, a joint venture between RLG Group (Vadodara, India) and Action Petrochem (New Delhi), to build a 216,000-m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Uhde-Inventa-Fischer-to-build-PET-plant-for-Micro-Polypet-in-India_51086.html
April 15, 2013
LyondellBasell Industries says that Nizhnekamskneftekhim (Nizhnekamsk, Russia) has selected LyondellBasell’s Spheripol process technology for a new 400,000-m.t./year single-line...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Nizhnekamskneftekhim-selects-LyondellBasell-technology-for-PP-plant_51084.html
April 15, 2013
The government of Ukraine has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Lukoil (Moscow) to restart production at Karpatnaftokhim, Lukoil's  polyvinyl chloride (PVC)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Ukraine-PVC-plant-to-restart-following-agreement-between-government-and-Lukoil_51157.html
April 12, 2013
Braskem (São Paulo) says it will start a training program for the employees of its Idesa plant in Nanchital, Mexico, in May. A total of 400 industrial workers will have to be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Braskem-to-start-training-of-workers-for-its-Mexican-petrochemical-complex_51148.html
April 10, 2013
Beleaguered polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer Kem One (Lyon, France) has secured funding that it says will enable the company to continue operating under the terms of its receivership...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Kem-One-secures-funding-to-continue-operating-under-terms-of-receivership_51021.html
April 8, 2013
Uhde Inventa-Fischer says it has been awarded a contract by Micro Polymer, a joint venture between RLG Group (Vadodara, India) and Action Petrochem (New Delhi), to build a 216,000-m.t./year polyethylene terephthalate plant at Panipat, India. Purified terephthalic acid feedstock will be supplied by Indian Oil Corp.’s plant at an adjacent site....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Micro-Polypet-to-build-India-PET-plant_50981.html
April 5, 2013
Brazil has launched two investigations into the possible dumping in the Brazilian market of polypropylene (PP) originating from South Africa, India, and Korea. The probes cover the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Brazil-investigates-alleged-dumping-of-PP-from-South-Africa-India-Korea_50971.html
April 4, 2013
International Process Plants (IPP; Hamilton, NJ) says it has put  former Vinyls Italia assets at Porto Marghera and Porto Torres, Italy up for sale. The facilities, owned earlier...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Former-Vinyls-Italia-plants-at-Porto-Marghera-and-Porto-Torres-up-for-sale_50946.html
April 4, 2013
LyondellBasell Industries has licensed its Lupotech T and Lupotech A process technologies to Jiangsu Sailboat Petrochemical (JSPC; Lianyungang, China) for a low-density...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasell-licenses-technology-for-LDPE-plant-in-China_50939.html
April 2, 2013
Toyo Engineering (Narashino, Japan) says it has been jointly awarded with the Engineering for the Petroleum & Process Industries (Enppi; Cairo), a contract to build a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Toyo-Engineering-awarded-contract-for-polyethylene-plant-in-Egypt_50880.html
March 28, 2013
Huntsman says it is investing a combined $135 million at two of its methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) manufacturing facilities—specifically, increasing capacity at its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/Huntsman-invests-$135-million-in-MDI-updates_50686.html
March 28, 2013
Vinyls company Kem One (Lyon, France) has, as expected, been put into receivership by the commercial court of Lyon. The move follows a filing for insolvency with the court by Kem One's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Kem-One-enters-receivership-Arkema-denies-responsibility_50786.html
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