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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
December 11, 2012
LyondellBasell Industries says that Petronas has selected the LyondellBasell Spheripol process technology for a pair of 300,000-m.t./year polypropylene plants to be built at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Petronas-selects-LyondellBasell-technology-for-PP-plant_48257.html
December 10, 2012
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding with state-owned Pertamina (Jakarta) to invest jointly $5 billion in an integrated refinery and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/PTT-Pertamina-plan-$5-billion-refinery-petchem-jv-Pertamina-to-partner-Chandra-Asri-in-separate-PP-jv_48235.html
December 5, 2012
Ineos Technologies has confirmed CW’s report that Nizhnekamskneftekhim (Nizhnekamsk, Russia) has selected its process technology for two polyethylene (PE) plants to be built at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Ineos-Technologies-confirms-PE-licensing-deal-with-Nizhnekamskneftekhim-in-Russia_48149.html
December 4, 2012
Tecnimont, a subsidiary of Maire Tecnimont, has been awarded a contract by Etileno XXI Services to provide engineering and procurement services on a lump-sum basis for a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Tecnimont-awarded-contract-for-LDPE-plant-at-Ethylene-XXI-complex_48120.html
November 28, 2012
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) tells CW that the previously announced petrochemical project in India that will consist of plants producing purified terephthalic acid, polyethylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Indoramas-$700-million-petchem-project-in-India-to-be-located-in-Tamil-Nadu_47944.html
November 27, 2012
Dow Chemical has increased propylene glycol (PG) production capacity at its plant at Stade, Germany by 10,000 m.t./year. The total PG production capacity of Dow's plant at Stade has...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Dow-increases-propylene-glycol-capacity-in-Germany_47856.html
November 27, 2012
Foster Wheeler says it has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) contract by Lanxess for a previously announced, new ethylene propylene diene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-contract-for-Lanxesss-EPDM-project-in-China_47917.html
November 26, 2012
Refining company Grupa Lotos (GdaƄsk, Poland) and chemicals producer Azoty Tarnów (Tarnów, Poland) have agreed to carry out a preliminary feasibility study for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Polish-firms-study-options-for-petchems-project_47921.html
November 21, 2012
Qatar Petrochemical Co. (Qapco; Doha) has inaugurated its low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant at Mesaieed, Qatar, in the presence of the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Qapco-inaugurates-LDPE-plant-at-Mesaieed_47881.html
November 19, 2012
Ineos Technologies said today that it has licensed its Innovene polypropylene (PP) technology to a subsidiary of China Shenhua Group (Beijing), China Shenhua Coal to Chemical Xinjiang...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Ineos-licenses-PP-technology-to-China-Shenhua-to-be-used-downstream-from-MTO-complex_47821.html
November 19, 2012
Nova Chemicals says that it and PFB Corp., (PFB; Calgary, AB) mutually agreed to terminate their letter of intent for PFB to acquire Nova Chemicals’ performance styrenics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Nova-terminates-letter-of-intent-to-sell-performance-styrenics-to-PFB_47814.html
November 16, 2012
In more mature markets such as Western Europe, industry will see industry consolidation, operations optimization and movement toward production of higher-value performance products...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Shale-provides-North-American-PE-players-with-growing-advantage_47812.html
November 16, 2012
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) has confirmed plans to build a new polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant in the United States. The company had first announced plans for the project...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Indorama-confirms-PET-project-in-US-to-debottleneck-plant-in-Poland_47784.html
November 14, 2012
LyondellBasell Industries says it will restore a low-density polyethylene (LDPE) line at Wesseling, Germany to production. The LDPE line has been out of service since January 2012, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasell-to-restart-LDPE-production-line-in-Germany_47686.html
November 13, 2012
The Chinese government says that the previously announced investigation by The Ministry of Commerce, PRC (Mofcom; Beijing) found that the European Union has been dumping...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/toluene_diisocyanate/Chinas-investigation-confirms-dumping-of-TDI-by-EU_47663.html
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