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October 3, 2016
Low oil prices have given a short-term boost to Europe's petrochemical industry, which depends on naphtha for most of its feedstock, but the industry needs to stay focused on its...
October 2, 2016
Sumitomo Chemical has inaugurated a new polypropylene (PP) compounding facility in India and established a marketing base in Mexico as part of its plans to expand the business worldwide....
September 29, 2016
Petronas (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) has concluded an agreement for the engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) of an automated storage and retrieval system...
September 29, 2016
During 2016-2018, global polyethylene capacity will grow much faster than demand, driving down prices and margins, particularly for low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), according to Nick Vafiadis, global business director at IHS Chemical. “At least on paper, we’re looking at what could be a historic level of overbuild, assuming people keep to the start-up schedule we currently anticipate,” he said Thursday at the Global Plastics Summit 2016 in Chicago....
September 28, 2016
Petrochemical paper swaps increase speculation in commodities but offer limited hedging, says IHS Chemical...
September 28, 2016
Alpek (Monterrey, Mexico) said on Tuesday it has received a 30-day extension to continue exclusive negotiations with Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) for its stake in Petroquímica Suape and Citepe....
September 26, 2016
The Directorate General of Anti Dumping and Allied Duties, part of India's Ministry of Commerce, has launched an antidumping investigation into imports by India of polybutadiene rubber...
September 23, 2016
India’s polyethylene (PE) capacity is increasing rapidly and the country will soon be self-sufficient in commodity grades of PE, IHS Chemical says. The latest PE plant start-ups...
September 23, 2016
To recover increases in the cost of feedstocks ethylene and chlorine, US polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producers have nominated October price increases of 4 cents per pound, but with the US construction season winding down and new supply slated to come online next year, buyer resistance is growing, according to IHS Chemical...
September 23, 2016
Sumitomo Chemical plans to install polymer production equipment with a capacity of 5,000 metric tons/year at its facility at Chennai, India. It will involve an investment of about...
September 22, 2016
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok, Thailand) says that the name of Dhunseri Petglobal, its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin joint venture (JV) in India with Dhunseri Petrochem (Kolkata...
September 21, 2016
Natural gas company Gail India (New Delhi) has announced it has started up a previously announced 400,000–metric tons/year polyethylene (PE) plant at the company’s...
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