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November 14, 2012
LyondellBasell Industries says it will restore a low-density polyethylene (LDPE) line at Wesseling, Germany to production. The LDPE line has been out of service since January 2012, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasell-to-restart-LDPE-production-line-in-Germany_47686.html
November 12, 2012
Borealis announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire DEXPlastomers (Heerlen, Netherlands), an equally owned joint venture between DSM and ExxonMobil Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Borealis-to-acquire-DEXPlastomers-from-DSM-and-ExxonMobil-Chemical_47626.html
November 8, 2012
Westlake Chemical Corp.on Thursday reported net income for the third-quarter of $87.0 million, a 28% year-over-year (YOY) increase, despite lower sales, which fell 15% to $821.2 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Westlake-3Q-earnings-up-28-percent-on-lower-costs-and-higher-volumes_47568.html
November 6, 2012
Qatar Petrochemical Co. (Qapco; Doha) is planning to commission its 2.3-billion Qatari rial ($631.6 million) low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant at Mesaieed, Qatar, on 20...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Qapco-to-commission-LDPE-plant-this-month_47479.html
October 26, 2012
Nizhnekamskneftekhim (Nizhnekamsk, Russia) and Ineos Technologies have signed a licensing contract for two polyethylene (PE) plants to be built at Nizhnekamsk.   Vladimir Busygin...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Russian-firm-to-build-two-Ineos-process-PE-plants_47282.html
October 15, 2012
Sibur (Moscow) has announced a project to debottleneck and upgrade polyolefins capacity at the company's Tomsk, Russia, site. Polypropylene (PP) capacity will increase by 10,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sibur-to-debottleneck-polyolefins-capacity-at-Tomsk_46982.html
October 9, 2012
Nexeo Solutions (The Woodlands, TX) has extended its distribution agreement with Borealis to distribute Borealis’ products for healthcare applications. Nexeo Solutions already...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Borealis-extends-healthcare-distribution-agreement-with-Nexeo-Solutions_46826.html
September 5, 2012
Mitsui Chemicals announced today that it plans to restructure its petrochemical operations at the Chiba, Japan, manufacturing complex “to flexibly and effectively manage the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Mitsui-Chemicals-Idemitsu-to-Rationalize-Chiba-Complex-Suspend-PP-HDPE-Units_46050.html
July 25, 2012
Petrochemicals and polymers producer Dioki Group (Zagreb, Croatia) says it has received a €20-million ($24.3 million) bid from United Energy Commodities (UEC; Geneva) to buy...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Swiss-Firm-Bids-for-Two-Subsidiaries-of-Croatias-Dioki_45185.html
July 11, 2012
Slovnaft (Bratislava, Slovakia) has awarded Alfred Talke Logistics Services (Hürth, Germany) a contract for the engineering, procurement, and construction of a new logistics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Talke-to-Construct-PE-Logistics-Facility-for-Slovnaft_44816.html
July 10, 2012
Vostochnaya Neftekhimicheskaya Co., (Eastern Petochemicals; Nakhodka, Russia), a subsidiary of Rosneft (Moscow), has selected the Ineos Technologies’ Innovene G, Innovene S, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Rosneft-Selects-Ineos-Technologies-for-Petchems-Complex-in-Nakhodka_44796.html
July 9, 2012
PetroChina says it has completed construction of a major petchems expansion project at Daqing, China. The new 600,000 m.t./year ethylene production facility, based on the Stone &...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/PetroChina-Commissions-Daqing-Petrochemical-Complex_44750.html
July 5, 2012
Italian export credit agency Sace (Rome) says it has approved a guarantee on a $600 million loan granted to the 65-35 Braskem Idesa jv for the construction of Ethylene XXI, a 1.05...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sace-Approves-$600-Million-Loan-Guarantee-for-Ethylene-XXI_44456.html
July 4, 2012
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD; London) says it is stepping up its support for energy-efficiency programs in Central and Eastern Europe with a $150-million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/MOL-Receives-$150-Million-Loan-from-EBRD-to-Improve-Slovnafts-Energy-Efficiency_44643.html
July 2, 2012
Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) says plans for the Complejo Petroquimica Rio de Janeiro (Comperj) petrochemical complex near Rio de Janeiro have been...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Petrobras-Delays-Rio-de-Janeiro-Petrochemical-Project_44593.html
June 21, 2012
The government of Croatia says it has failed to persuade the main creditors of heavily indebted petrochemical producer Dioki Group (Zagreb) to accept a debt-equity swap as part of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Creditors-Reject-Debt-Equity-Swap-for-Croatian-Petchem-Producer_44360.html
June 20, 2012
Jacobs Engineering said on Tuesday that it has been awarded a contract by Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) to provide front end engineering and design (FEED) services for two...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Jacobs-Confirms-CPChems-PE-Contract-Award_44318.html
June 12, 2012
Jacobs Engineering has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract for three polyethylene (PE) trains for Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sadara-Awards-Polyethylene-Plant-Contract-to-Jacobs-Engineering_44100.html
June 1, 2012
This Week on CW:   ExxonMobil Chemical has filed permits to build a 1.5 million m.t./year ethane cracker and two 650,000 m.t./year polyethylene plants in Texas.   H.B. Fuller...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-June-1_43930.html
May 25, 2012
Rosneft (Moscow), Russia’s oil and gas major with petrochemical ambitions, has appointed Igor Sechin as the new president of the company. The appointment was endorsed by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/New-Company-President-Plans-to-Revitalize-Rosneft_43717.html
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