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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
April 1, 2011
Braskem-Idesa, a joint venture between Braskem and Idesa (Mexico City), has awarded a contract  to Technip to build its world scale ethylene plant in Mexico. The project, dubbed...
March 9, 2011
Completion of ONGC Petro-Additions' (Opal; Mumbai) multi-billion dollar project has been delayed, CW has learned. Senior executives at Opal tell CW that the $3.1 billion joint venture...
March 1, 2011
Dow Chemical says it has created a performance plastics division, comprised of all Dow plastics including solution polyethylene, wire and cable, elastomers, and films and...
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...
March 8, 2011
Battelle (Columbus, OH), an independent research and development organization, developed the process to combine soybean meal with “off the shelf” plastic resins with funding from the Ohio Soybean Council. The biomaterial is bonded at a molecular level, rather than simply being an organic filler, rendering comparable performance to conventional PE and PP....
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...
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