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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
November 12, 2012
Borealis announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire DEXPlastomers (Heerlen, Netherlands), an equally owned joint venture between DSM and ExxonMobil Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Borealis-to-acquire-DEXPlastomers-from-DSM-and-ExxonMobil-Chemical_47626.html
November 12, 2012
Egypt’s president Mohamed Morsi has opened a complex producing styrene and polystyrene at the Dekheila Port at Alexandria, Egypt. The plant was built by the Egyptian Styrenics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Egyptian-president-opens-EStyrenics-complex-at-Alexandria_47629.html
November 8, 2012
Dow Chemical says that Qinghai Damei Coal Industry Co. has signed a license agreement for Unipol polypropylene (PP) process technology with Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Chinese-firm-selects-Dows-Unipol-PP-process-technology_47579.html
November 8, 2012
Westlake Chemical Corp.on Thursday reported net income for the third-quarter of $87.0 million, a 28% year-over-year (YOY) increase, despite lower sales, which fell 15% to $821.2 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Westlake-3Q-earnings-up-28-percent-on-lower-costs-and-higher-volumes_47568.html
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