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February 14, 2014
Alpek, a subsidiary of Alfa (San Pedro Garza García, Mexico), posted net losses of $1 million for the last quarter of 2013, according to the group's results released this week...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Alpek-swings-to-a-net-loss-in-fourth-quarter_58824.html
February 9, 2014
Octal Petrochemicals, a major producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle resin at Salalah, Oman, has announced plans to set up a $20-million project in Saudi Arabia to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Octal-to-invest-in-downstream-facility-in-Saudi-Arabia_58688.html
February 6, 2014
Plants owned and operated by La Seda de Barcelona (El Prat de Llobregat, Spain) at El Prat and Tarragona, Spain are to be acquired by Cristian Lay (Jerez de los Caballeros, Spain)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/La-Seda-to-sell-petchem-assets-in-Spain-to-market-entrant_58604.html
January 31, 2014
Dhunseri Petrochem & Tea (Kolkata, India), a major producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle resin in India, is in the process of commissioning a PET plant in Egypt...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Dhunseri-Petrochem-commissions-PET-plant-in-Egypt_58461.html
January 17, 2014
Alpek (San Pedro Garza García, Mexico), a subsidiary of Grupo Alfa (Monterrey, Mexico), and United Petrochemical Co. (UPC; Moscow), a subsidiary of Sistema (Moscow), the largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Alpek-and-United-Petrochemical-form-RusPETF-joint-venture_58087.html
January 6, 2014
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) producer La Seda de Barcelona (El Prat de Llobregat, Spain) has filed for liquidation pursuant to a resolution adopted by its board, the company has...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/PET-producer-La-Seda-files-for-liquidation_57749.html
December 10, 2013
Uhde Inventa-Fischer announced today that it has commissioned a polycondensation plant for the production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle resin and packaging...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Octal-Petrochemicals-commissions-large-PET-resins-plant-in-Oman_57233.html
December 9, 2013
Researchers from IBM and the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (Singapore) have made a nanomedicine breakthrough, converting common plastic materials such as polyethylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Researchers-convert-plastics-into-disease-fighting-nanofibers_57197.html
December 9, 2013
M&G Chemicals (Tortona, Italy) has postponed its listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange, the company announced today. "In light of volatile market conditions, M&G...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/M-and-G-Chemicals-postpones-Hong-Kong-IPO-citing-volatile-market-conditions_57196.html
December 4, 2013
Lotte Chemical UK, a subsidiary of Lotte Chemical (Seoul), says it intends to close its purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant at Wilton, UK, with the potential loss of 70 jobs. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Lotte-Chemical-to-close-PTA-plant-in-UK_57071.html
December 2, 2013
M&G Chemicals (Tortona, Italy) has debuted on the Hong Kong stock exchange, offering 2.35 billion shares at HK$1.65–1.95/share. The initial public offering comprises an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/M-and-G-Chemicals-shares-debut-on-Hong-Kong-stock-exchange_57022.html
November 25, 2013
Green chemicals firm Carbios (Paris) has filed its “document de base” with the French financial markets authority (AMF; Paris) as part of its proposed IPO on NYSE Alternext...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Carbios-to-seek-IPO-in-NYSE-Alternext-Paris_56937.html
November 19, 2013
Coca-Cola and Ford Motor Co. are collaborating on a first-ever interior fabric made from the renewable material  that is used to produce Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle Technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Ford-uses-Coca-Cola-PET-bottle-technology-in-car-interior-fabric_56777.html
November 13, 2013
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) has decided to mothball the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant of the company's Indorama Polymers subsidiary at Workington, UK as part of a business...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Indorama-to-mothball-PET-plant-in-the-UK_56672.html
October 10, 2013
The Mexican state of Veracruz is expected to receive $5 billion in direct investment by chemical companies, foreign and domestic, in Mexico, over the next five years, according to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Mexicos-state-of-Veracruz-expects-$11-billion-in-direct-investments-into-its-petrochemical-industry_55711.html
September 18, 2013
State-owned Petroquímica de Venezuela (Pequiven; Caracas) will invest $4 billion to build new polymer plants in western Venezuela. Pequiven estimates that it will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Pequiven-to-invest-$4-billion-to-develop-new-plastics-capacity_55179.html
September 11, 2013
Lotte Chemical's (Seoul) polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant at Wilton, UK, came back online today after a technical incident and torrential rains caused the unit to shut down last...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Lotte-Chemical-UK-PET-plant-back-online-force-majeure-remains-in-place_55097.html
August 30, 2013
The summer of 2013 has been a washout for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in the United States, according to analysts at IHS Chemical. With bottle season over, demand will drop, but prices will retain their upward momentum for the next month or so, boosted by rising feedstock costs. PET producers have nominated increases of 3-4 cents/lb. for September....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/IHS-Chemical-US-PET-set-to-rise-despite-weak-demand_54848.html
August 23, 2013
Courts in the US and Europe have almost wholly rejected claims that M&G Group’s PoliProtect APB and JB resins infringe Invista patents, M&G Group said in a statement issued on 23 August....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/M-and-G-Invista-misleads-on-PoliProtect-patent-ruling_54724.html
August 23, 2013
Petrobras has started production of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) at its Pernambuco, Brazil, complex, the company announced. The plant is Brazil's only operating PTA facility. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Petrobras-starts-production-of-PTA-at-Pernambuco-complex_54692.html
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