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March 1, 2011
Dow Chemical says it has created a performance plastics division, comprised of all Dow plastics including solution polyethylene, wire and cable, elastomers, and films and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Dow-Creates-Performance-Plastics-Divison_33140.html
March 1, 2011
Eastman Chemical says it has boosted its 2011 earnings guidance to nearly $8/share, and has raised its first-quarter 2011 earnings to about $2/share. The company expects the compound...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Eastman-Boosts-Earnings-Outlook_33138.html
February 1, 2011
BASF has added 60,000 m.t./year capacity at its Ludwigshafen based Ecoflex biodegradable polyester plant bringing the total to 74,000 m.t./year. BASF is, at the same time, ramping up a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/BASF-Completes-Expansion-of-Ecoflex-Biodegradable-Polyester-Plant_32563.html
January 27, 2011
Borouge, a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and Borealis, has awarded a $169-million contract o Hyundai Engineering & Construction (Seoul) to build Borouge's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Borouge-Awards-XLPE-Contract-to-Hyundai-Engineering_32433.html
January 20, 2011
Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Co. (Petro Rabigh; Rabigh, Saudi Arabia), a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, has announced un-audited financial results for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Petro-Rabigh-Swings-into-Profit-Plans-Maintenance-in-April_32243.html
January 14, 2011
Two world-scale petrochemical projects are expected to go ahead shortly in Qatar, rather than the previously announced one, CW has learned. Senior officials in Qatar told CW recently...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Cracker-Projects-by-Both-Shell-and-ExxonMobil-Are-Set-to-Go-Ahead-in-Qatar_32125.html
January 6, 2011
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT (Oberhausen, Germany) say they are testing how plastics can be given new characteristics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/CO2-Impregnation-Creates-New-Characteristics-in-Plastics_31930.html
December 28, 2010
A fire has shut down Petronas Chemicals' aromatics plant at Kertih in the oil-producing Malyasian state of Terengganu. The fire was put out quickly after flaring up on Friday night...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Fire-Shuts-Down-Petronas-Chemicals-Aromatics-Plant_31813.html
December 17, 2010
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) says it has awarded the engineering design, procurement, and construction contract for a previously announced ethylene vinyl acetate...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Koreas-GS-E-and-C-to-Build-EVA-Plant-for-Sipchem_31704.html
November 26, 2010
Roquette (Lestrem, France), the world’s fourth largest producer of starch, says it plans to start producing commercial volumes of a range of bioplasticisers and biopolymers...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Roquette-Develops-Low-Toxicity-Bio-Alternatives-to-Phthalates-Bisphenol-A_31207.html
November 19, 2010
Brazilian petrochemicals firm Braskem (São Paulo) and trading company Toyota Tsusho (Nagoya, Japan) say a life-cycle assessment of Braskem’s polyethylene (PE) made from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Life-Cycle-Assessment-of-Braskems-Green-PE-Shows-70-percent-Savings-in-GHG-Emissions_31101.html
November 17, 2010
Several new high performance ethylene-based polymers were in the spotlight at the SPF 2010 plastics films conference. Products included the latest metallocene-catalyzed polyethylene from ExxonMobil Chemical and Ineos, high-stiffness terpolymers from Borealis, extensions to DuPont's ionomer resin family, and new tie-layer technology for multilayer barrier films from LyondellBasell....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/SPF-Films-Conference-Highlights-Materials-Advances_31003.html
November 10, 2010
Dow Chemical says it has started production of linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) on its new solution LLDPE II train (SPE II) at Map Ta Phut, Thailand. LLDPE from SPE II will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Dow-Starts-up-LLDPE-Train-at-Thailand-JV_30668.html
November 10, 2010
Teijin says it will enter the high-performance polyethylene (HPPE) market by establishing its first production facility at Emmen, Netherlands, and the plant is expected to start...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Teijin-to-Enter-High-Performance-Polyethylene-Market-Build-Plant-in-Netherlands_30816.html
November 9, 2010
Braskem and Ineos Technologies have announced a strategic partnership for polyethylene (PE) technologies covering licenses for Innovene's slurry- and  gas phase-process to produce high-density PE (HDPE) and linear-low density PE (LLDPE)  in future projects. They will jointly conduct R&D programs for slurry and gas-phase PE platforms....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Braskem-and-Ineos-Sign-Technology-Deal-for-Projects-Including-Mexicos-Ethylene-XXI_30804.html
November 5, 2010
Total and China Power Investment Corporation (CPI; Beijing) have signed a letter of understanding to jointly develop a coal-based petrochemical complex  in coal-rich Inner...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Total-Signs-Deal-to-Develop-Coal-Based-Petrochemical-Complex-in-China_30749.html
November 4, 2010
Eastman Chemical says it has entered into a joint venture with thermoplastics manufacturer Mazzucchelli 1849 (Castiglione Olona, Italy) to produce compounded cellulose diacetate (CDA)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Eastman-Forms-Cellulose-Diacetate-JV-in-China_30730.html
November 3, 2010
Univation Technologies has licensed its Unipol polyethylene technology to PuCheng Clean Energy Chemical Co. The process will be used in a 300,000-m.t./year high- to linear low-density...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Chinese-Coal-to-Chemicals-Firm-Licenses-Unipol-Polyethylene-Technology_30686.html
November 2, 2010
Moody's Investors Service (New York), the ratings agency, has raised Dow Chemical's credit outlook to 'stable' from 'negative,' on account of the company's improved financial...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Moodys-Raises-Dow-Outlook_30673.html
November 2, 2010
Dow Chemical says it will likely retain its leading linear-low density polyethylene (LLDPE) franchise in any future deals involving its plastics business. A planned sale of a 50% stake...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Dow-Chemical-Shifts-Strategy-on-Plastics_30663.html
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