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June 10, 2015
Braskem, the leading producer of polypropylene (PP) in the United States, is in preliminary engineering design phase of a world-scale PP plant, which will be the company’s...
June 9, 2015
The European Commission on Tuesday approved International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG)'s proposed acquisition of a group of chlorovinyls businesses belonging to Ineos. In...
June 5, 2015
The Dangote Group (Lagos), one of the most diversified business conglomerates in Africa, is planning to build a $4-billion petrochemical complex at Lekki, near Lagos, CW has learned...
June 3, 2015
Delegates to this year’s IHS Chemical polyethylene-polypropylene global technology and business forum, currently taking place in Zurich, were told that the polyethylene (PE) and...
June 3, 2015
The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) says that it will launch the Mini Dubai Polypropylene (PP) Futures contract and expand the existing Plastics Futures contract. The new...
June 2, 2015
India has levied antidumping duties on acrylic fiber imports from Thailand and South Korea for five years, effective 1 June, the Ministry of Finance (New Delhi) says. Depending on...
June 2, 2015
India has extended antidumping duties on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) paste resin imports from the European Union for one year until 24 June 2016, the Ministry of Finance (New Delhi) says...
June 2, 2015
SK Global Chemical (SKGC; Seoul) is to sell Nexlene, its premium polyethylene PE business to its joint venture with Sabic. Sabic SK Nexlene Co. (Singapore), an equally owned jv between...
June 10, 2015
Westlake Chemical (Houston) has acquired Ineos ChlorVinyls Holdings’ 35.7% interest in Suzhou Huasu Plastics Co. (SHPC), a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin and fabrication joint venture located near Shanghai. Westlake says the move increases its share of Huasu to 95%....
May 29, 2015
Naphtachimie's 720,000-m.t./year steam cracker at Lavéra, France remains offstream and is being repaired in steps, according to an update issued by chlorvinyls company Kem One...
May 29, 2015
Lotte Chemical UK (Redcar), a subsidiary of Lotte (Seoul), has declared force majeure on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) from the company's Wilton, UK, plant, according to company...
May 28, 2015
Sabic has declared force majeure on low-density polyethylene (LDPE) at the company's Wilton, UK plant. The unit has "encountered unexpected technical issues [...] in the form of a...
May 27, 2015
Sibur says its Tomsk, Russia, facility has produced six new film grades of low-density polyethylene (LDPE). The new grades have been tested by key consumers and added to the...
May 26, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest petrochemicals' producer, has selected technologies for its $5.7-billion project planned at Dilles Bottom, OH. The...
May 25, 2015
Gulf Capital (Abu Dhabi) and Carbon Holdings (Cairo), on Monday announced the signing of a debt financing agreement to support three of Carbon Holdings’ previously announced...
May 21, 2015
Methes Energies (Las Vegas, NV), will start offering epoxidized soybean oil (ESO) and natural polyol, from its Sombra, ON facility. Both of these biobased products help address growing...
May 20, 2015
Perstorp's state-of-the-art oxo alcohols plant at Stenungsund, Sweden. Perstorp has officially opened the Valerox plant, a new state-of-the-art oxo-alcohols production unit at...
May 20, 2015
Daelim Industrial (Seoul) and Daewoo Engineering & Construction (Seoul) announced on Wednesday that they have won a 3.5 trillion South Korean won ($3.2 billion) order to build a...
May 19, 2015
Naphtachimie's steam cracker and butadiene plant at Lavéra, France, remain offstream following a fire that damaged an electrical cable on 17 May. "The repair of equipment...
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