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May 16, 2012
Woelfel: Positioning the company for growth. Nova Chemicals has set out to capitalize on abundant and cost-advantaged ethane by expanding ethylene and polyethylene (PE) operations in...
May 11, 2012
This Week on CW:   Westlake has dropped its $1.3-billion unsolicited bid for Georgia Gulf after the rival vinyls maker refused to enter into negotiations.   Ineos is...
May 9, 2012
PolyOne has signed a cooperation and supply agreement with Xenia to successfully transition from metal or thermoset resins to thermoplastic composites in high-end applications. This...
May 9, 2012
LyondellBasell is increasing its dividend by 60%, effective June 11, to shareholders on record as of May 21. The 40 cts/share payments are subject to approval by the management board...
May 9, 2012
Ineos Olefins & Polymers Europe, a subsidiary of Ineos, says it has decided to consider the possible divestment of its high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plants at Rosignano, Italy...
April 2, 2012
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) syas it will build a 250,000 m.t./year on-purpose 1-hexene plant at its Cedar Bayou Chemical Complex at Baytown, TX. Construction is expected to...
March 30, 2012
Braskem (São Paulo) says it has a signed a deal with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to supply three compressor trains for the planned 1.05 million m.t./year Ethylene XXI complex at...
March 13, 2012
Nova Chemicals reported fourth-quarter net income of $77 million, up 22% from the year-ago quarter, on higher margins in the company’s olefins segment. Sales were down 5.8% from...
March 6, 2012
Westlake Chemical says planned investments to take advantage of shale gas will continue for chemical companies because of the affordability and abundance of shale-derived ethane...
February 27, 2012
Formosa Plastics says it will invest about $1.7 billion at its Point Comfort, TX site to build a new, grassroots 800,000-m.t./year ethane cracker, an associated 600,000-m.t./year propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit and a new 300,000-m.t./year low-density polyethylene (LDPE) resin plant. Start-up is expected in 2016, Formosa says.
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February 22, 2012
Negotiations for a financing package for the Ethylene XXI complex planned by Braskem (São Paulo) and  Grupo Idesa (Mexico City) for Coatzacoalcos, Mexico are “going...
February 16, 2012
Mitra: Doubling investments in petchems. India’s petrochemical and polymer sectors are set for a major boost under the country’s 12th five-year plan, which runs through...
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