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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
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
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