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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
May 22, 2013
The project includes a refinery upgrading complex and a plant for converting refinery fuel gases into petrochemical feedstock....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Total-plans-&euro1-billion-modernization-of-Antwerp-facilities_52247.html
May 21, 2013
Technip says it has been awarded the detailed engineering and procurement services contract for by Nova Chemicals’ previously announced polyethylene (PE) expansion project at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Technip-awarded-Nova-Joffre-PE-expansion_52115.html
May 21, 2013
LyondellBasell Industries says it will close a 100,000-m.t./year high-density polyethylene (HDPE) unit at Wesseling, Germany, in the third quarter....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasell-to-close-HDPE-unit-in-Germany_52099.html
May 21, 2013
A fire at Formosa Plastics’ Point Comfort, TX, on 2 May injured 16 people and shut down the PE-1 high-density polyethylene (HDPE) unit, which produces Formolene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Formosa-Point-Comfort-fire-impacts-US-HDPE-supplies_52096.html
May 15, 2013
“At this point, it is estimated that the remaining production line will start up by late June,” Ken Mounger, v.p. and general manager/polyolefins, tells customers....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Two-of-three-lines-operational-at-Formosas-fire-damaged-HDPE-unit_52021.html
May 15, 2013
LyondellBasell will shut down a 100,000-m.t./year high-density polyethylene (HDPE) unit in Wesseling, Germany, in the third quarter....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasell-to-close-HDPE-Unit-in-Germany_52037.html
May 9, 2013
Braskem's first quarter earnings totaled R$227 million ($113 million), up 49% year-over-year (YOY) from R$152 million, but down 18% sequentially from R$275 million in the fourth quarter of 2012....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Braskem-first-quarter-net-income-up-49-percent_51886.html
May 3, 2013

A fire at an ethylene purification unit at Formosa Plastics’ complex at Point Comfort, TX yesterday, injured 14 people. Eight of the injured have been treated and released as of Friday morning, according to a company spokesperson. 

The fire occurred in an ethylene purification area near the site’s “PE 1” high-density polyethylene (HDPE) production unit. 

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Fire-injures-14-at-Formosas-Point-Comfort-TX-site_51743.html
May 3, 2013
Private equity firm Sun Capital (Boca Raton, FL) says it will combine five of the packaging companies its owns under its Exopack Holdings (Spartanburg, SC) investment. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sun-Capital-to-combine-packaging-investments-under-Exopack_51745.html
May 2, 2013
Odebrecht (Salvador, Brazil) is planning to invest heavily in Latin America across various industries including petrochemicals, according to various media reports. Projects the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Odebrecht-bids-for-gas-pipeline-in-Peru-to-supply-Pacific-coast-petchem-complex_51665.html
April 29, 2013
Rosneft (Moscow) and Mitsui & Co. have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop jointly Rosneft's previously announced Far East Petrochemical Co. (Fepco) project near...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Rosneft-Mitsui-sign-MOU-to-develop-petchem-project-in-Russian-far-east_51563.html
April 29, 2013
The Bourgogne Développement Industrie Group (BDI; Paris) has acquired Semoflex (Ogeu-les-Bains, France), the companies have announced. The takeover results in BDI, which also...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Frances-BDI-Group-takes-over-Semoflex-becomes-third-largest-PE-converter-in-France_51547.html
April 26, 2013
LyondellBasell Industries has licensed its Lupotech T and Lupotech A process technologies to Jiangsu Sailboat Petrochemical (JSPC; Lianyungang, China) for a low-density polyethylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasell-licenses-PE-technology-to-China_51482.html
April 25, 2013
Construction has started at Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos's (YPFB; La Paz) previously announced ammonia and urea project in the department of Cochabamba...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Bolivias-YPFB-breaks-ground-on-urea-project_51441.html
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