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January 17, 2014Alpek (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...
January 17, 2014Dow 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)...
January 16, 2014Tianjin 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...
January 16, 2014Sahara 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...
January 15, 2014Total 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...
January 16, 2014Sasol 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...
January 9, 2014Americas 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....
January 9, 2014Solvay 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...
January 9, 2014Braskem 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....
January 6, 2014Polyethylene 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...