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July 5, 2012
Italian export credit agency Sace (Rome) says it has approved a guarantee on a $600 million loan granted to the 65-35 Braskem Idesa jv for the construction of Ethylene XXI, a 1.05...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sace-Approves-$600-Million-Loan-Guarantee-for-Ethylene-XXI_44456.html
July 4, 2012
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD; London) says it is stepping up its support for energy-efficiency programs in Central and Eastern Europe with a $150-million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/MOL-Receives-$150-Million-Loan-from-EBRD-to-Improve-Slovnafts-Energy-Efficiency_44643.html
July 3, 2012
Arkema said today that it has finalized a previously announced divestment of its vinyl products activities to the Klesch Group (Geneva). The new vinyls company is called Kem One...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Arkema-Exits-PVC-New-Company-Kem-One-Plans-to-Invest-&euro400-Million_44613.html
July 2, 2012
Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) says plans for the Complejo Petroquimica Rio de Janeiro (Comperj) petrochemical complex near Rio de Janeiro have been...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Petrobras-Delays-Rio-de-Janeiro-Petrochemical-Project_44593.html
June 29, 2012
Sunoco’s Marcus Hook, PA industrial complex—a former oil refinery and petrochemical facility that was shut down in December 2011—may be able to be reused in ways that...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Study-Marcus-Hook-Site-Could-House-Cracker-or-PDH-Unit_44528.html
June 25, 2012
The elastomers project, which will be integrated with the existing Jubail complex. is expected to be completed in 2015. Kemya has awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the project to Technip, Tecnicas Reunidas and Daelim....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Sabic-and-ExxonMobil-Chemical-Advance-Jubail-Elastomers-Project_44458.html
June 21, 2012
The government of Croatia says it has failed to persuade the main creditors of heavily indebted petrochemical producer Dioki Group (Zagreb) to accept a debt-equity swap as part of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Creditors-Reject-Debt-Equity-Swap-for-Croatian-Petchem-Producer_44360.html
June 21, 2012
AkzoNobel says it has signed an agreement to supply its continuous initiator dosing (CiD) technology to Mexichem Resinas Vinilicas (Tlalnepantla, Mexico), one of the world's largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/AkzoNobel-Signs-Technology-Deal-with-Mexichem_44357.html
June 20, 2012
Jacobs Engineering said on Tuesday that it has been awarded a contract by Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) to provide front end engineering and design (FEED) services for two...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Jacobs-Confirms-CPChems-PE-Contract-Award_44318.html
June 19, 2012
Tosoh says it has increased the production capacity for the specialty rubber chlorosulfonated polyethylene (CSM) by 1,000 m.t./year at the company's Nanyo complex at Shunan, Japan...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Tosoh-Expands-Capacity-for-Chlorosulfonated-Polyethylene_44285.html
June 14, 2012
Mitsui Chemicals today confirmed a major restructuring program for its polyurethanes (PU) business, which will involve sourcing isocyanates and other PU products from Sabic and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/Mitsui-Chemicals-Restructures-PU-Business-Closes-Chiba-PPG-Plant_43936.html
June 12, 2012
Jacobs Engineering has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract for three polyethylene (PE) trains for Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sadara-Awards-Polyethylene-Plant-Contract-to-Jacobs-Engineering_44100.html
June 11, 2012
Sibur (Moscow) and Sinopec signed a cooperation agreement last week, which will form the basis for the creation of the previously announced joint venture for the production of nitrile...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Sibur-and-Sinopec-Move-Ahead-with-Synthetic-Rubber-JV-in-China_44075.html
June 5, 2012
Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Company, H.J. Heinz, Nike and Procter & Gamble have formed a consortium to promote research for developing polyethylene terephthalate (PET) that is 100%...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Coca-Cola-Joins-with-Four-Multinationals-in-Push-for-Biobased-PET_43973.html
June 3, 2012
Sahara Petrochemicals (Riyadh) has announced that its Al Waha Petrochemicals joint venture with LyondellBasell was taken offline on June 1 for a scheduled maintenance turnaround and to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Al-Waha-Propane-Dehydro-and-PP-Complex-are-Offline-for-Modifications_43935.html
June 1, 2012
This Week on CW:   ExxonMobil Chemical has filed permits to build a 1.5 million m.t./year ethane cracker and two 650,000 m.t./year polyethylene plants in Texas.   H.B. Fuller...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-June-1_43930.html
June 1, 2012
Ajinomoto (Tokyo) and Bridgestone (Tokyo) say they have jointly developed synthetic rubber using bio-based isoprene, a new raw material produced using fermentation technology from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Ajinomoto-and-Bridgestone-Jointly-Develop-Synthetic-Rubber-from-Biomass_43902.html
June 1, 2012
PTT Global Chemical (Bangkok) and Perstorp say that PTT Global Chemical has completed the previously announced acquisition of a 51% stake in Perstorp’s isocynates business, for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/toluene_diisocyanate/Perstorp-and-PTT-Global-Chemical-Establish-Isocyanates-JV_43897.html
May 30, 2012
Lanxess says it plans to invest about €30 million by 2015 to enhance productivity and energy efficiency at the company's production site for high-performance rubber at Port...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-Invests-at-Tire-Rubbers-Production-Site-in-France_43807.html
May 25, 2012
Rosneft (Moscow), Russia’s oil and gas major with petrochemical ambitions, has appointed Igor Sechin as the new president of the company. The appointment was endorsed by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/New-Company-President-Plans-to-Revitalize-Rosneft_43717.html
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