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November 6, 2012
Qatar Petrochemical Co. (Qapco; Doha) is planning to commission its 2.3-billion Qatari rial ($631.6 million) low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant at Mesaieed, Qatar, on 20...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Qapco-to-commission-LDPE-plant-this-month_47479.html
October 31, 2012
Sinopec has reached an agreement to purchase a 25% stake plus 1 share of Sibur's Krasnoyarsk Synthetic Rubbers Plant (KSRP) located in the Krasnoyarsk region, Russia. The agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Sinopec-to-acquire-stake-in-Siburs-synthetic-rubbers-plant-in-Russia_47369.html
October 30, 2012
Sibur has inaugurated an expandable polystyrene (EPS) production line at Perm, Russia. The 50,000 m.t./year EPS line doubled Perm’s capacity to 100,000 m.t./year. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Sibur-inaugurates-second-EPS-plant-at-Perm_47356.html
October 29, 2012
Petronas Chemicals Group (PCG; Kuala Lumpur) says it plans to exit the vinyls business, closing production plants in Malaysia and divesting a plant in Vietnam. The move reflects PCG's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Petronas-to-exit-the-vinyls-business-through-plant-closures-divestment_47334.html
October 28, 2012
Jindal Poly Films (JPFL; New Delhi), a flexible packaging firm belonging to the BC Jindal Group, on Friday notified the Bombay Stock Exchange that it has entered into an agreement with...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/ExxonMobil-Chemical-to-sell-BOPP-business-to-Jindal-Poly-Films-more-than-doubling-Jindals-capacity_47311.html
October 26, 2012
Nizhnekamskneftekhim (Nizhnekamsk, Russia) and Ineos Technologies have signed a licensing contract for two polyethylene (PE) plants to be built at Nizhnekamsk.   Vladimir Busygin...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Russian-firm-to-build-two-Ineos-process-PE-plants_47282.html
October 24, 2012
Dow Chemical says it plans to build a new world-scale plant for the production of metallocene-based ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) at one of its US Gulf Coast sites. The plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Dow-to-build-US-Gulf-Coast-EPDM-plant_47212.html
October 18, 2012
Uhde Inventa-Fischer says it has been awarded a contract by JBF Industries (Mumbai) to build at BP's Geel, Belgium, manufacturing complex, the biggest polyethylene terephthalate (PET)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Uhde-Inventa-Fischer-awarded-contract-for-JBFs-PET-project-in-Belgium-the-biggest-in-Europe_47053.html
October 15, 2012
Sibur (Moscow) has announced a project to debottleneck and upgrade polyolefins capacity at the company's Tomsk, Russia, site. Polypropylene (PP) capacity will increase by 10,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sibur-to-debottleneck-polyolefins-capacity-at-Tomsk_46982.html
October 9, 2012
Nexeo Solutions (The Woodlands, TX) has extended its distribution agreement with Borealis to distribute Borealis’ products for healthcare applications. Nexeo Solutions already...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Borealis-extends-healthcare-distribution-agreement-with-Nexeo-Solutions_46826.html
October 4, 2012
Oman Oil Co. (Muscat), a government owned firm, has announced plans to invest $800 million to set up a petrochemical complex at Sohar. The facilities will be designed to produce 1...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Oman-Oil-studying-large-PTA-and-PET-project-at-the-port-of-Sohar_46700.html
September 27, 2012
Coca-Cola says it has partnered with JBF Industries (Mumbai) to expand production of biobased ethylene glycol (EG) for its partially biobased polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Coca-Cola-JBF-Industries-Plan-Renewable-Glycols-Unit-in-Brazil_46553.html
September 18, 2012
Lanxess says it is investing to enhance productivity and energy efficiency at the company's high-performance rubber facility at La Wantzenau, France. The total amount of the investment...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-Invests-in-Rubber-Production-Plant-in-France-Pigments-Facility-in-Germany_46327.html
September 13, 2012
M&G Group says it is moving forward with previously announced plans to build a world-scale polyethylene terephthalate (PET) facility at Corpus Christi, TX. M&G declined to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/M-and-G-Advances-Plans-for-World-Scale-PET-Plant-at-Corpus-Christi_46192.html
September 12, 2012
Jacobs Engineering has been awarded a contract by Lotte Chemical UK, a subsidiary of KP Chemical (Seoul), to provide construction management services for a previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Jacobs-Awarded-Management-Contract-for-PET-Plant-in-U-K-_46184.html
September 12, 2012
Huntsman Corp. and Alberdingk Boley (Krefeld, Germany) say they will cooperate in the development of applications based on renewable resources for the adhesives and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Huntsman-Alberdingk-Boley-to-Expand-PU-Partnership_46165.html
September 11, 2012
Jiutai Energy (Zhungeer, Inner Mongolia, China), a subsidiary of Jiutai Energy Group (Beijing), has signed a license agreement with Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Union-Carbide-Signs-License-Agreement-for-PP-Plant-in-Inner-Mongolia_46168.html
September 10, 2012
Octal (Masqat, Oman), a global leader in the packaging industry, has tripled its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle resin capacity at the Ṣalālah, Oman, complex. Total capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Octal-Completes-Major-PET-Expansion-PTA-Unit-Planned_46129.html
September 5, 2012
Mitsui Chemicals announced today that it plans to restructure its petrochemical operations at the Chiba, Japan, manufacturing complex “to flexibly and effectively manage the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Mitsui-Chemicals-Idemitsu-to-Rationalize-Chiba-Complex-Suspend-PP-HDPE-Units_46050.html
September 4, 2012
Lanxess says it is investing €235 million ($294 million) to build the world's largest plant for ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) synthetic rubber at Changzhou, China...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-Invests-&euro235-Million-to-Build-Worlds-Largest-EPDM-Plant-in-China_46046.html
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