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December 21, 2011
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has agreed to a four-month extension, until April 2012, of the deadline for the previously announced privatization of chemical company Oltchim...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Oltchim-Privatization-Delayed-for-Four-Months_39945.html
December 21, 2011
The  European Union (EU) has terminated an antidumping and anti-subsidy probe on imports of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) products from Oman and Saudi Arabia, following the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/EU-Drops-PET-Antidumping-Probe-Against-Sabic-and-Octal_39965.html
December 21, 2011
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, has confirmed its plans to build a second solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (SSBR) plant with a production capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Asahi-Kasei-to-Build-Second-SSBR-Plant-in-Singapore_39963.html
December 13, 2011
Coca-Cola says it will announce Thursday a partner for the development of its next-generation PlantBottle, the beverage giant’s renewable polyethylene terephthalate (PET)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Coca-Cola-Set-to-Announce-Renewable-PET-Partner_39743.html
December 8, 2011
NatPet (Yanbu, Saudi Arabia), a subsidiary of the Alujain Group, is diversifying downstream into plastics processing, using polypropylene (PP) from its 400,000 m.t./year Yanbu...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/NatPet-Diversifies-Downstream-Completes-Reliability-Tests_39483.html
December 8, 2011
Honeywell has purchased Evonik’s polyethylene (PE) wax technology portfolio, including patents, the company says. The PE waxes have a number of uses in applications such as...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Honeywell-Buys-PE-Wax-Portfolio-from-Evonik_39494.html
December 8, 2011
Kaneka (Osaka) says it has entered into an agreement with Meghmani Organics (Ahmedabad, India) and Mitsui & Co. (Tokyo) for forming a new joint venture to conduct a feasibility...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Kaneka-Meghmani-Organics-and-Mitsui-and-Co-Form-JV-for-Chlorinated-Polyvinyl-Chloride-Project-in-India_39549.html
December 8, 2011
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) said on Wednesday that construction on its Saudi petrochemical joint venture project has been completed. The complex was built at Jubail by Saudi...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/CPChem-Completes-Construction-of-Saudi-Petrochemical-Complex_39599.html
December 6, 2011
Dow Chemical has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Jilin Connell Chemical Industry Co. (Jilin City, China) for Jilin Connell to supply aniline to Dow's U.S. operations. Discussions...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/Dow-and-Jilin-Connell-to-Partner-on-U-S-Aniline-Supply_39512.html
December 5, 2011
100% renewable PET fiber. Source: Toray Industries. Toray Industries says it has produced laboratory-scale samples of 100% biobased polyethylene terepthalate (PET) fibers. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Toray-Produces-100-percent-Renewable-PET-Fiber_39500.html
December 1, 2011
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok), says it has completed a previously announced deal to acquire Wellman International (Mullagh, Ireland) from industrial holding company Aurelius (Munich)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Indorama-Completes-Deal-to-Acquire-Wellman-International_39423.html
November 30, 2011
UOP has licensed its propane dehydrogenation technology to Zhejiang Shaoxing Sanjin Petrochemical Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Zhejiang Fuling Holding Group (Shaoxing City...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/UOP-Licenses-Propane-Dehydrogenation-Technology-for-Big-Plant-in-China_39422.html
November 23, 2011
Arkema announced today that it has agreed to offload its vinyl products business to private equity firm Klesch Group (London), which specializes in the development of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Arkema-to-Offload-Chlor-Alkali-and-PVC-Business-to-Private-Equity-Firm_39264.html
November 17, 2011
Industry groups Plastics Europe (Brussels, Belgium), ACC and the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI; Washington, DC) have partnered with 51 other global plastics organizations to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Plastics-Groups-Partner-to-Combat-Marine-Litter_39127.html
November 16, 2011
Total Petrochemicals says it will permanently shut down a 200-million lb/year polystyrene (PS) plant at Carville, LA, which has been idled since the second half of 2010. "The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Total-Shutters-Carville-Polystyrene-Plant_39080.html
November 3, 2011
BASF plans to increase the production capacity of Neopor, its expandable polystyrene (EPS) insulation material at facilities in Ludwigshafen by about 60,000 m.t./year from December...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/BASF-Ups-EPS-Capacity-in-Germany-_38818.html
November 1, 2011
Westlake Chemical reported third-quarter net income of $67.9 million ($1.01/share), up 8% from the year ago quarter and beating analysts’ estimates of 98 cts/share, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Profits-Rise-at-Westlake_38740.html
October 28, 2011
LyondellBasell reported third-quarter net income of $895 million, up 92% from the year-ago quarter, on sales up 29%, to $13 billion. Results were driven by strong performance in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasells-Earnings-Soar-on-Advantaged-U-S-Olefins-Business_38683.html
October 26, 2011
Lanxess says it will expand finishing technology for ethylene-propylene-diene monomer (EPDM) rubber at its Orange, TX facility. The company says it will spend about $7 million on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Lanxess-to-Expand-EPDM-Finishing-Technology-at-Orange-TX_38552.html
October 20, 2011
LyondellBasell says it has developed an enhanced logistics concept with its distributors designed to improve service to its polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) customers in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasell-Enhances-European-PP-and-PE-Distribution-Plans-to-Close-Alastian-Sales-Channel-Next-Month_38434.html
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