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May 15, 2013
“At this point, it is estimated that the remaining production line will start up by late June,” Ken Mounger, v.p. and general manager/polyolefins, tells customers....
May 15, 2013
LyondellBasell will shut down a 100,000-m.t./year high-density polyethylene (HDPE) unit in Wesseling, Germany, in the third quarter....
May 9, 2013
Braskem's first quarter earnings totaled R$227 million ($113 million), up 49% year-over-year (YOY) from R$152 million, but down 18% sequentially from R$275 million in the fourth quarter of 2012....
May 7, 2013
The fire does not appear to have significantly damaged production equipment....
May 7, 2013
Increased margins in the olefins/polyolefins business unit offset a $22 million write-off....
May 2, 2013
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat) plans to build an olefins complex and a polyethylene plant at the port of Suhār, Oman, at a cost of about $3 billion...
May 3, 2013

A fire at an ethylene purification unit at Formosa Plastics’ complex at Point Comfort, TX yesterday, injured 14 people. Eight of the injured have been treated and released as of Friday morning, according to a company spokesperson. 

The fire occurred in an ethylene purification area near the site’s “PE 1” high-density polyethylene (HDPE) production unit. 

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May 3, 2013
Private equity firm Sun Capital (Boca Raton, FL) says it will combine five of the packaging companies its owns under its Exopack Holdings (Spartanburg, SC) investment. The...
May 2, 2013
Odebrecht (Salvador, Brazil) is planning to invest heavily in Latin America across various industries including petrochemicals, according to various media reports. Projects the company...
April 29, 2013
Rosneft (Moscow) and Mitsui & Co. have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop jointly Rosneft's previously announced Far East Petrochemical Co. (Fepco) project near...
April 29, 2013
The Bourgogne Développement Industrie Group (BDI; Paris) has acquired Semoflex (Ogeu-les-Bains, France), the companies have announced. The takeover results in BDI, which also...
April 25, 2013
LyondellBasell Industries has licensed its Lupotech T and Lupotech A process technologies to Jiangsu Sailboat Petrochemical (JSPC; Lianyungang, China) for a low-density polyethylene...
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