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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
October 20, 2010
The London Metal Exchange (LME) says it will delist all plastics contracts and that the last prompt date for all existing contracts will be Friday 29th April, 2011. The exchange has...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LME-to-Delist-Plastics-Contracts-Because-of-Insufficient-Volumes_30334.html
October 19, 2010
Foster Wheeler says it has been awarded a project management consultancy (PMC) contract by Carbon Holdings for a petrochemical complex planned at Ain Sokhna, Egypt, with a nameplate...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Foster-Wheeler-Awarded-Petrochemicals-Plant-Contract-in-Egypt_30311.html
October 11, 2010
Rosneft (Moscow), a major Russian energy group, is upgrading its Angarsk, Russia petrochemical complex. The company has selected the Ineos Innovene technology for a polyethylene (PE)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Rosneft-Upgrades-Angarsk-Russia-Petrochemical-Complex_30109.html
October 8, 2010
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) says it will build a 200,000-m.t./year 1-hexene plant at its Cedar Bayou complex in Baytown, TX. The plant is expected to start up in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/CPChem-to-Build-World-Scale-1-Hexene-Unit-at-Cedar-Bayou_30103.html
October 7, 2010
The European chemical industry can breathe a collective sigh of relief: The Light Olefins & Aromatics Consortium (LOA; Brussels) is successfully on track to complete the Reach...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Olefins-and-Aromatics-Consortium-Successfully-Registers-Products-with-Reach_29936.html
October 6, 2010
Braskem (São Paulo) says it will inaugurate its office at Bogota, Colombia today and the company also plans to open new offices at Singapore and at Lima, Peru by the end of this...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Braskem-to-Open-Offices-in-Colombia-Peru-and-Singapore_30015.html
October 4, 2010
Westlake Chemical says it has purchased a 50% equity interest in Cypress Interstate Pipeline from Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP; Houston). Financial details were not disclosed...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Westlake-Buys-Stake-in-NGL-Pipeline_29929.html
September 22, 2010
Uhde Inventa-Fischer says it has commissioned the first line of Indorama Polymers (Bangkok) subsidiary AlphaPet’s latest polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin plant at Decatur...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Indorama-and-Uhde-Inventa-Fischer-Commission-PET-Plant_29689.html
September 7, 2010
Borealis (Vienna) says it has appointed Gerd Löbbert as executive v.p./polyolefins, effective October 1, 2010. The move follows an announcement by Lorenzo Delorenzi, current...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Borealis-Shuffles-Management-Board-as-Delorenzi-Departs_29279.html
September 3, 2010
Sibur (Moscow) has agreed to acquire plastics company Novatek-Polymer from Novatek (Tarko-Sale, Russia). Novatek will transfer 32% of Novatek-Polymer to Sibur on conclusion of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sibur-Acquires-Polyolefin-Processor_29259.html
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