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April 12, 2013
Braskem (São Paulo) says it will start a training program for the employees of its Idesa plant in Nanchital, Mexico, in May. A total of 400 industrial workers will have to be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Braskem-to-start-training-of-workers-for-its-Mexican-petrochemical-complex_51148.html
April 4, 2013
LyondellBasell Industries has licensed its Lupotech T and Lupotech A process technologies to Jiangsu Sailboat Petrochemical (JSPC; Lianyungang, China) for a low-density...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasell-licenses-technology-for-LDPE-plant-in-China_50939.html
April 2, 2013
Toyo Engineering (Narashino, Japan) says it has been jointly awarded with the Engineering for the Petroleum & Process Industries (Enppi; Cairo), a contract to build a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Toyo-Engineering-awarded-contract-for-polyethylene-plant-in-Egypt_50880.html
March 19, 2013
Increases in polyethylene (PE) prices are expected to take place in Europe during March on the back of higher ethylene prices, but weak downstream converter and consumer demand are...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/European-PE-price-hikes-could-be-limited-by-weak-demand_50616.html
March 19, 2013
Sasol North America has selected Univation’s Unipol polyethylene (PE) technology for a 450,000-m.t./year plant to be built as part of a previously announced $5–7 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sasol-picks-PE-route-for-Lake-Charles-eyes-other-products_50299.html
March 19, 2013
LyondellBasell Industries announced plans last week to add 800 million lbs/year of ethylene capacity at its Corpus Christi, TX, site by late 2015 as part of a capital spending ramp-up...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasell-boosts-US-ethylene-PE-expansion-plans_50545.html
March 18, 2013
Dow Chemical announced plans to build four downstream polymer and elastomer units that would be fed from its planned Freeport, TX, cracker....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Dow-plans-four-US-plastics-plants_50594.html
March 5, 2013
Sasol North America has selected Univation’s Unipol polyethylene (PE) technology for a 450,000-m.t./year plant to be built as part of a previously announced $5–7 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sasol-progresses-with-Lake-Charles-cracker-project-selects-Unipol-PE-process_50248.html
March 1, 2013
Net income for the fourth quarter 2012 totaled $95.3 million, or $1.42 per diluted share, compared to net income of $26.4 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, in the year-ago period....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Westlake-earnings-soar-on-shale-advantage_49940.html
March 1, 2013
Fourth-quarter 2012 profit totaled $57 million on revenue of $1.104 billion, versus profit of $77 million on revenue of $1.102 billion in the year-ago period....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Nova-earnings-down-on-falling-ethylene-prices_50200.html
February 25, 2013
Borealis realized a €100-million ($132 million) net profit during the fourth quarter of 2012, up more than 72% on the same period the previous year, the company announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Borealis-posts-fourth-quarter-profit-up-72-percent_50039.html
February 18, 2013
The Sibur International trading company, a Sibur (Moscow) affiliate, has registered subsidiaries in Istanbul and Kiev, the company announced today. The offices will trade in basic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sibur-opens-trading-offices-in-Ukraine-and-Turkey_49925.html
February 13, 2013
The petrochemical portion of the Complejo Petroquimica Rio de Janeiro (Comperj) project at Itaborai, Brazil, will eventually require an investment of more than $5 billion, says Carlos...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Report-Braskems-investment-in-Comperj-petchem-project-valued-at-more-than-$3-2-billion_49739.html
February 7, 2013
Braskem's net profit swung back to positive territory in the fourth quarter of 2012 as the company reported 275 million reais ($138.3 million) in net earnings, compared with a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Braskem-swings-to-a-net-profit-in-the-fourth-quarter_49647.html
February 4, 2013
In the Americas, 2012 Ebitda for olefins and polyolefins totaled $2.96 billion, up $823 million from 2011....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasell-posts-gains-on-strong-olefin-polyolefin-results_49512.html
January 31, 2013
Strike action at Sabic's plant at Geleen, in the region of Limburg, Netherlands, commenced today, and operations at the site's production plants are being wound down, Sabic says...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Strike-at-Sabics-Geleen-site-causes-progressive-halt-of-operations_49470.html
January 30, 2013
Employees at Sabic Europe's Geleen, Netherlands, complex have launched strike actions after talks between management and the FNV trade union on 28 January failed to reach an agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Labor-dispute-threatens-operations-at-Sabics-Geleen-site-reports-say_49436.html
January 25, 2013
PKN Orlen's (Plock, Poland) petrochemical operations swung back into positive earnings territory during the fourth quarter of 2012, with the company's consolidated results showing a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/PKN-Orlens-petrochemical-activities-swing-to-a-quarterly-profit_49356.html
January 23, 2013
Polyethylene (PE) supply is expected to remain restricted in Asia despite a renewed influx of imports from Iran, owing to planned maintenance shutdowns at PE plants elsewhere in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Mideast-plant-turnarounds-buoy-Asian-PE-prices-despite-renewed-influx-of-Iranian-material_49216.html
January 21, 2013
Nova Chemicals announced it is restoring operations at its Moore, ON, low-density polyethylene (LDPE) facility to full capacity after temporarily closing the unit after it suffered an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Nova-restarts-Ontario-LDPE-facility_49156.html
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