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January 7, 2013
Despite all the talk of low-cost feedstocks in the United States due to the impact of shale gas, the low alternative value of liquid hydrocarbons in Russia is keeping existing Russian...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Stranded-gas-and-hydrocarbons-in-Russia-compete-with-new-shale-gas-in-the-US_48726.html
January 4, 2013
Televantos: Dash deal provides growth platform. Private equity firm Arsenal Capital (New York) has acquired Dash Multi-Corp. (St. Louis) for an undisclosed sum from Marvin Wool, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Arsenal-Capital-acquires-polyurethanes-and-adhesives-firms_48568.html
January 4, 2013
Petronas has selected LyondellBasell Industries’ Spheripol process technology for two 300,000-m.t./year polypropylene (PP) plants to be built at Pengerang in Johor, southern...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Petronas-selects-LyondellBasell-technology-for-polypropylene-plant_48545.html
January 4, 2013
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) has confirmed plans to build a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant in the United States. The company originally announced plans for the project earlier...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Indorama-confirms-PET-investment-in-US-to-debottleneck-unit-in-Poland_48544.html
January 3, 2013
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-expands-emulsion-PVC-capacity-at-Hernani-Spain_48543.html
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
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