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August 8, 2013
Versalis (Milan), an ENI (Rome) subsidiary, will close a 215,000-m.t./year low-density polyethylene (LDPE) production unit at Gela, Italy, the company announced during its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Versalis-to-close-LDPE-plant-at-Gela_54326.html
August 2, 2013
Nova Chemicals today reported its second quarter results—with earnings up 8%, to $201 million due to lower finance costs, the company says. Increased profit was also due to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Nova-Chemicals-reports-earnings-gain-in-second-quarter_54191.html
August 1, 2013
Propilco (Bogotá), the polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) manufacturing subsidiary of Ecopetrol (Bogotá), reports a net profit of 2.2 billion Colombian pesos ($1.16...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Mixed-results-for-Ecopetrol-subsidiaries_54156.html
August 1, 2013
Borealis will close permanently its 175,000-m.t./year high-density polyethylene (HDPE) production line at Burghausen, Germany, by the end of next year, according to reports in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Reports-Borealis-to-cease-HDPE-production-at-Burghausen-focus-site-on-PP_54148.html
July 30, 2013
KBR has been awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract by Ineos’s olefins and polymers USA segment to build “one of the largest grassroots”...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/KBR-awarded-FEED-contract-for-Ineos-Sasol-Gulf-Coast-HDPE-plant_54038.html
July 24, 2013
Sasol and Ineos are considering a 470,000 m.t./year plant that would employ Innovene S process technology licensed from Ineos....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sasol-Ineos-plan-US-HDPE-joint-venture_53874.html
July 24, 2013
The government of Indonesia expects to develop a $4-billion fertilizer and petrochemical complex at Teluk Bintuni, West Papua Province, according to local media reports. Construction...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Reports-Indonesia-to-develop-fertilizer-and-petchem-complex_53852.html
July 17, 2013
Alpek on 15 July reported a second-quarter loss of $71 million, down 187% year-over-year (YOY) from $82 million on net costs of $114 million related to the closure of its Cape Fear site in North Carolina. Revenues for the quarter totaled $1.81 billion, down 5% YOY from $1.91 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Alpek-reports-second-quarter-loss-on-Cape-Fear-closure_53689.html
July 11, 2013
CNOOC Oil and Petrochemical Co. has selected Ineos Technologies’ Innovene S high-density polyethylene (HDPE) process for its Huizhou, China petrochemical complex, Ineos announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/CNOOC-selects-Ineoss-technology-for-Huizhou-polyethylene-plant_53521.html
July 1, 2013
Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Co. (Muntajat, Doha) has taken over the global marketing of Lotrène low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and linear...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Muntajat-adds-Qapco-and-Qatofin-polyethylene-to-its-marketing-activities_53277.html
July 1, 2013
Univation Technologies has given more details about a previously announced technology award for 3 grassroots polyethylene (PE) lines planned by Al Sejeel, a joint venture between Qatar...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Univation-Technologies-details-Qatari-Al-Sejeel-polyethylene-technology-award_53290.html
June 26, 2013
Tetra Pak (Pully, Switzerland), a packaging company, plans to sign an agreement with Braskem, for the supply of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) made from sugar cane to Tetra Pak's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Braskem-to-supply-Tetra-Pak-with-biosourced-LDPE-for-packaging-in-Brazil_53142.html
June 26, 2013
Neste Jacobs (Porvoo, Finland), a technology, engineering, and project management company; and Borouge (Abu Dhabi), a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and Borealis...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Borouge-Neste-Jacobs-sign-engineering-and-project-management-contract_53136.html
June 25, 2013
Borealis has announced an investment of €65 million ($85 million) for a major upgrading project at its production site at Porvoo, Finland. The Borstar PE2 polyethylene (PE) plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Borealis-to-invest-&euro65-million-at-PE-plant-in-Finland_53104.html
June 12, 2013
Qatar Petroleum (QP; Doha) and Qatar Petrochemical Co. (Qapco), joint venture partners in a major petrochemical project planned at Ras Laffan, Qatar, have selected technologies for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Qatar-selects-Univation-and-Dow-technologies-for-Al-Sejeel-project_52775.html
June 12, 2013
Nova Chemicals has broken ground on a previously announced expansion project at its Joffre, AB, complex, the company announced today. A ground-breaking celebration was held to mark the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Nova-Chemicals-breaks-ground-on-Joffre-PE-expansion-project_52770.html
June 11, 2013
The key theme for Borealis, Borouge, and Nova Chemicals at the K 2013 plastics and rubber trade fair at Düsseldorf later this year will be Open your mind, Borealis said at a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Borealis-Borouge-and-Nova-outline-plans-at-pre-K-event_52712.html
May 29, 2013
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Co. (Orpic; Muscat), plans to invest $3.6 billion to develop a petrochemicals complex near the Ṣuḥār, Oman, refinery, which will provide raw...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Oman-details-$3-6-billion-investment-in-petchems-at-ur_52355.html
May 23, 2013
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat) plans to build an olefins complex and a polyethylene plant at the port of Suhār, Oman, at a cost of about $3 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Oman-plans-cracker-and-polyethylene-plant-at-Suhr_51674.html
May 23, 2013
Braskem (São Paulo) has launched its line of biobased low-density polyethylene (LDPE) derived from sugarcane ethanol, the company has announced. Annual production of biobased...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Braskem-launches-biobased-LDPE-line_52262.html
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