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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 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...
September 15, 2016
Sibur (Moscow, Russia) has upgraded and ramped up production at the company's Tomskneftekhim polymer facility at Tomsk, Russia. The company embarked in 2012 on a major upgrade of...
September 14, 2016
New production capacity will begin to put North American polyethylene (PE) prices under downward pressure in 2017, changing the dynamics of export, say analysts at IHS Chemical...
September 13, 2016
Ineos Oligomers has hired Jacobs Engineering Group to design and build a 420,000 metric ton/year linear alpha olefin (LAO) unit in Chocolate Bayou, Texas. Jacobs says it will be providing engineering, procurement and construction services for the new unit, which is slated to begin operations in November 2018....
September 9, 2016
LyondellBasell Industries has selected its La Porte, Texas, site for a planned high-density polyethylene (PE) plant, the company announced Friday. The 500,000–metric tons/year plant will be the first to use LyondellBasell's Hyperzone PE technology....
September 8, 2016
Nova Chemicals said on Wednesday that it has reached mechanical completion of its PE1 expansion project, a third gas phase reactor at the company's Joffre, Alberta site....
September 5, 2016
ChemChina and Rosneft have signed an agreement setting out the framework for implementation of the Far-Eastern Petrochemical Co. project, located near the city of Nakhodka, Russia....
August 24, 2016
Borealis AG, a producer of polyolefins, base chemicals, and fertilizers, on Wednesday announced 12% lower second-quarter net profit and 10% lower consolidated sales of €309 million ($348.5 million) and €2.2 billion, respectively, still the company's second-best quarterly result after the record 2015....
August 16, 2016
Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has officially inaugurated the Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Co. (Ethydco; Alexandria, Egypt) ethylene and derivatives complex, according to...
August 15, 2016
With oil under $50/barrel, North America’s ethane advantage is not nearly so great as it once was, but it remains large enough to attract major ethylene projects, as two stories in this week’s Business Insider show. Notably, one of the projects is a joint venture between US-based ExxonMobil and Saudi Arabia’s Sabic....
August 10, 2016
KAP: Moving into HDPE and polyproplylene. KAP Industrial Holdings (Stellenbosch, South Africa), a South African company whose biggest investor is Steinhoff International Holdings...
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