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September 15, 2009
LyondellBasell says it will close a 185,000-m.t./year low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant at Carrington, U.K. by the end of this year. The company will focus its LDPE production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasell-to-Close-LDPE-Plant-in-the-U-K-_21386.html
September 4, 2009
LyondellBasell says it will not close its 480,000-m.t./year high-density polyethylene (HDPE) unit at Chocolate Bayou, TX, despite an earlier decision to shut down the unit and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasell-Keeps-Chocolate-Bayou-HDPE-Unit-Open_21178.html
September 2, 2009
LyondellBasell says it will not close its 480,000-m.t./year high-density polyethylene (HDPE) unit at Chocolate Bayou, TX, despite an earlier decision to shut down the unit and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasell-to-Keep-Chocolate-Bayou-HDPE-Unit-Open_21126.html
August 23, 2009
PetroChina Dushanzi Petrochemical Co. (Dushanzi, China) has brought onstream two polyolefin plants at Dushanzi, China. The facilities are designed to produce 550,000 m.t./year of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/PetroChina-Commissions-Two-Polyolefin-Plants-at-Dushanzi_20970.html
August 21, 2009
The London Metal Exchange (LME; London) continues efforts to broaden adoption of plastics futures, and brokers say there have been some recent signs of improvement. Markets in energy...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LME-Works-to-Brighten-PP-LLDPE-Futures_20695.html
August 11, 2009
Braskem will delay plans for investing in Venezuela’s Jose complex due to the downturn in global plastics markets, according to Brazilian press reports. Braskem says it will push...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Braskem-Delays-Joint-Ventures-with-Pequiven_20717.html
July 30, 2009
Braskem (São Paulo) says it has entered into an agreement with Brazilian plastics firm Acinplas for the supply of green polyethylene (PE). The resin will be used to manufacture...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Braskem-Signs-Deal-for-Supply-of-Green-PE_20526.html
July 17, 2009
A decision by energy company ENI (Rome) to close temporarily a steam cracker run by the company's Polimeri Europa subsidiary at the Porto Torres complex on the island of Sardinia is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/ENI-Cracker-Closure-Becomes-a-Political-Issue-in-Sardinia_20226.html
July 14, 2009
The London Metal Exchange (LME) says it may change the trading platforms for its linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) and polypropylene (PP) plastics futures contracts. If LME...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LME-May-Change-Trading-Platforms_20140.html
July 14, 2009
Sinopec says it has received official approval from the National Development and Reform Commission (Beijing) for the previously announced petrochemical joint venture with Sabic at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Chinese-Government-Approves-Sinopec-Petchem-JV-with-Sabic_20139.html
July 14, 2009
Ineos says that it will try to stop LyondellBasell’s 480,000-m.t./year high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plant at Chocolate Bayou, TX from closure and demolition. LyondellBasell...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Ineos-Files-to-Stop-Closure-of-LyondellBasells-Chocolate-Bayou-HDPE-Plant_20163.html
July 6, 2009
Borouge, a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and Borealis, says it has awarded the three main contracts for front end engineering design (FEED) for its Borouge 3...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Tecnimont-Awarded-Polyolefins-Plant-Contracts-by-Borouge_19986.html
July 1, 2009
Iran's National Petrochemical Co. (NPC; Tehran) is seeking more foreign joint venture partners to invest in its huge development program. The company says it is in discussions with...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Iran-in-JV-Talks-with-Russian-Turkish-and-Indian-Firms-Inaugurates-Mehr-Petrochemical-Complex_19905.html
June 30, 2009
LyondellBasell says the performance of its chemicals business was relatively unchanged during the May, with its olefins segment “quite weak” but its  polymers segment...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasells-Chemicals-Segment-Unchanged-in-May_19931.html
June 26, 2009
Demand for sustainable products has been maintained amid the economic downturn “for products that offer good value and make financial sense,” says Jeff Wooster, senior...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Dow-Highlights-Sustainable-Products_19790.html
June 26, 2009
Celanese says it will rename its AT Plastics business, an ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymer and low density polyethylene (LDPE) resin producer, to Celanese EVA Performance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Celanese-Renames-Plastics-Business-Unit_19796.html
June 24, 2009
LyondellBasell says it will continue the production of high density polyethylene (HDPE) at its Chocolate Bayou plant near Alvin, TX until September 30, 2009. The company had announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasell-Extends-HDPE-Production-at-Chocolate-Bayou_19759.html
June 24, 2009
Nova Chemicals says its acquisition by International Petroleum Investment Co. (IPIC; Abu Dhabi) is on schedule to close by the end of June. "We have a pretty good shot at delivering on that expectation," says Nova CEO Chris Pappas....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/IPIC-Nova-Deal-on-Track-to-Close-by-End-of-Month_19733.html
June 24, 2009
The increase is necessary because of escalating feedstock costs, the company says....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasell-Boosting-PE-Prices_19742.html
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