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October 20, 2011
LyondellBasell says it has developed an enhanced logistics concept with its distributors designed to improve service to its polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) customers in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasell-Enhances-European-PP-and-PE-Distribution-Plans-to-Close-Alastian-Sales-Channel-Next-Month_38434.html
October 17, 2011
Ungerleider: Demand growth will outpace supply. Woelfel: North American PE producers will remain competitive. Following a strong rebound in 2010, domestic demand for polyethylene (PE)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/North-American-Polyethylene-Producers-Optimistic-for-Growth_38355.html
October 7, 2011
Researchers from the U.K. Universities of Durham (Durham) and Leeds (Leeds) have developed a model that can be used as a high tech recipe book for making the perfect plastic for a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/U-K-Researchers-Take-out-Trial-and-Error-of-Developing-Novel-Plastic-Compounds_38160.html
September 9, 2011
ConocoPhillips plans to include its stake in Chevron Phillips Chemical (CP Chem), a 50-50 joint venture with Chevron, with the downstream refining assets that it plans to spin off in by mid-2012....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/ConocoPhillips-to-Include-CP-Chem-Stake-with-Refining-Assets-for-Spin-Off_37524.html
August 25, 2011
The complex will use low-cost ethane gas to produce 840,000 m.t./year of ethylene and 800,000 m.t./year of polyethylene. It  is expected to start production in 2016 and to generate sales of $1.4 billion/year....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LG-Chem-Plans-$4-billion-Petrochemicals-JV-in-Kazakhstan_37129.html
August 4, 2011
Dow Chemical, previously disclosed as an official partner to the Olympic games, says it will showcase an array of its products at the London Olympic games in the summer of 2012...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Dow-Chemical-to-Wrap-London-Olympic-Stadium_36625.html
August 2, 2011
Westlake Chemical reported second-quarter net income up 42% from the year ago quarter, to $81 million ($1.21/share), on sales up 13%, to $925 million. Income from operations was up...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Higher-Sales-Improved-Margins-Boost-Westlakes-Earnings_36606.html
July 7, 2011
Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd. (HPL; Kolkata, India), the only petrochemicals producer on India’s east coast, will shut down its entire complex at Haldia, India for a period of about...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Haldia-Petrochemicals-Will-Shutter-Entire-Complex-for-About-Two-Weeks_35974.html
June 30, 2011
Gail India (New Delhi) has made a proposal to build a naphtha cracker at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, one of India’s Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Regions...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Gail-India-Plans-Naphtha-Cracker-in-Andhra-Pradesh_35869.html
June 27, 2011
The government of the Russian Amur region, which shares its southern border with China, has proposed the construction of a joint ruble217 billion ($7.7 billion) refinery and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Russia-Proposes-a-Russo-Chinese-Refinery-and-Petchems-Project_35800.html
June 16, 2011
PolyOne says it will open a new polymer distribution warehouse and sales facility at Shanghai, China on July 1, marking the entry of the company’s distribution channel into Asia...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/PolyOne-to-Open-Polymer-Distribution-Facility-in-Shanghai_35564.html
June 15, 2011
Shell Chemicals is developing plans to build a world-scale ethylene plant integrated with derivative units atop Marcellus Shale natural gas deposits in the U.S. Northeast. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Shell-Chemicals-Eyes-Ethylene-and-PE-Plants-in-U-S-Northeast_35457.html
June 13, 2011
LyondellBasell has declared force majeure on polyethylene (PE) after a power failure at its Morris, IL plant. The plant has the capacity to produce about 295,000 m.t./year of linear...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasells-PE-Plant-Down_35369.html
June 9, 2011
Burel Industries (Manama, Bahrain) has selected Univation’s Unipol technology for two polyethylene production lines planned as part of a previously announced petrochemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Burel-Industries-Picks-Univation-PE-Technology-for-Malaysian-Complex_35377.html
June 2, 2011
LyondellBasell has declared force majeure on polyethylene (PE) after a power failure at its Morris, IL plant. The plant has the capacity to produce about 295,000 m.t./year of linear...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasell-Declares-Force-Majeure-on-Polyethylene-Following-Power-Outage_35258.html
May 26, 2011
Nova Chemicals reported first-quarter net income of $163 million, up 69% from the year-ago quarter, on stronger sales volumes and higher selling prices.   Operating income in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Nova-Profits-Boosted-by-Strong-Sales-and-Selling-Prices_35062.html
May 25, 2011
China is accelerating its shift to coal-derived chemicals to offset its growing dependence on oil imports. The country is on track to significantly hike its coal-to-chemical and fuel...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/China-Accelerates-and-Deepens-Coal-to-Chemical-Activities_35025.html
May 23, 2011
Dow Chemical says it has completed a pilot test for turning recycled plastic into energy. The pilot test found that 96% of available energy was recovered after incinerating 578 lbs of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Dow-Completes-Pilot-Project-for-Turning-Recycled-Plastic-into-Energy_34985.html
April 12, 2011
Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff has instructed state oil company Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) to help stabilize ethanol prices by raising production, a two year project that will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Petrobras-Steps-Up-Ethanol-Production-to-Stem-Soaring-Prices_34067.html
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