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June 30, 2015
SCG Packaging (Bangkok) has acquired an 80% stake in a Vietnamese flexible packaging company, its parent Siam Cement (Bangkok) said Tuesday. TC Flexible Packaging...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/SCG-Packaging-buys-80-percent-stake-in-Vietnamese-company_71747.html
June 24, 2015
A fire broke out at a silo belonging to Petronas Chemicals' low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant at Kerteh, Malaysia, Tuesday evening, Petronas says. The fire started at 5:00 pm local...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Petronas-Chemicals-reports-fire-at-silo-belonging-to-LDPE-unit_71555.html
June 22, 2015
Gazprombank (Moscow) has provided a credit facility to the State Oil Co. of the Azerbaijan Republic (Socar; Baku), the two entities have announced. Gazprombank's investment committee...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Gazprombank-provides-loan-to-Socars-polymer-project-in-Azerbaijan_71504.html
June 18, 2015
A consortium comprising the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and leading international investors, have agreed to invest in the development of ZapSibNeftekhim, Sibur’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sibur-secures-funds-for-its-largest-petchems-project-planned-at-Tobolsk_71453.html
June 16, 2015
Nova Chemicals has commissioned and begun operating a semi-commercial scale, nine-layer blown-film co-extrusion line at the company’s Centre for Performance Applications at Calgary, AB. Nova says the unit will be the cornerstone of additional investments at the facility....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Nova-commissions-semi-commercial-nine-layer-blown-film-line_71368.html
June 11, 2015
Lotte Chemical Titan (Kuala Lumpur) has confirmed that an industrial accident took place at its polyethylene no. 3 plant at Tanjung Langsat, Malaysia, on Monday, a company spokesman...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Lotte-Chemical-Titan-confirms-industrial-accident-struck-PE-plant_71157.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Dangote-to-build-world-scale-cracker-polyolefin-plants-in-Nigeria_71030.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/PEPP-2015-Tightness-in-Europe-will-ease-North-American-PE-supplies-will-increase_70975.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/SK-Global-Chemical-sells-Nexlene-PE-business-to-JV-with-Sabic_70928.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sabic-declares-force-majeure-on-LDPE-at-UK-site_70759.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sibur-produces-new-polyethylene-grades_70706.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/PTTGC-selects-technologies-for-US-project-could-raise-capacity-at-planned-Indonesia-refinery_70666.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Abu-Dhabi-extends-loan-for-Egyptian-projects-Tahrir-funding-expected-by-yearend_70660.html
May 19, 2015
GS Engineering & Construction (GS E&C; Seoul) told the Korea Stock Exchange on Tuesday that it has canceled its $1.41-billion contract to build a polyethylene (PE)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/GS-E-and-C-cancels-polyethylene-plant-contract-in-Kazakhstan_70492.html
May 18, 2015
ExxonMobil started a planned turnaround of its chemical Singapore Chemical Plant (SCP) on 1 May, the company said today. “We confirm that there is a scheduled maintenance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/ExxonMobil-begins-planned-maintenance-at-Singapore-chemical-plant_70045.html
May 18, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest and one of Asia’s fastest-growing petrochemical players, tells CW that it will invest about $1 billion in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/PTTGC-to-build-PO-polyols-complex-in-Thailand-details-US-ethane-cracker-plans_70462.html
May 11, 2015
Borouge (Abu Dhabi), a 60-40 joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and Borealis (Vienna), has brought onstream all five polyolefin plants, which form part of Borouge 3...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Borouge-ramping-up-ponders-next-phase-under-2030-strategy_70242.html
May 6, 2015
Dow Chemical said on Wednesday that it has completed the acquisition of ExxonMobil Chemical’s share in Univation Technologies (Houston), previously an equally owned joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Dow-Chemical-completes-acquisition-of-Univation-Technologies_70150.html
April 26, 2015
Ineos Technologies has confirmed that it has licensed its Innovene S process technology for the manufacture of medium-density and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) to Socar Polymer for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Ineos-confirms-award-of-HDPE-technology-contract-in-Azerbaijan_69822.html
April 21, 2015
ExxonMobil Chemical says it is considering whether to build a new polyethylene (PE) line at its Beaumont, TX, facility. The project would be additional to two 650,000-m.t./year PE lines now under construction at Mont Belvieu, TX. “We’ll conduct an extensive evaluation before making any final investment decision,” ExxonMobil says....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/ExxonMobil-considering-PE-project-at-Beaumont-TX_69643.html
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