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April 15, 2009
Olefins continue to lag but propylene oxide (PO) and intermediates are performing better than expected....
April 10, 2009
Maire Tecnimont says it has signed a contract worth €15 million ($20 million) with Novyi Urengoi Gas Chemical Complex (Novyi Urengoi, Russia), a Gazprom subsidiary, to provide...
April 10, 2009
LyondellBasell says it will permanently close its low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant at Fos, France. The 110,000-m.t./year unit is the company’s smallest and has been idle...
April 9, 2009
LyondellBasell, whose U.S. operations are under bankruptcy protection, says it will cut more than 3,000 jobs, about 17% of its total workforce and reduce the number of contractors...
April 7, 2009
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and the government of Japan have signed 12 bilateral agreements to study the feasibility of Japanese firms investing in energy, infrastructure and...
April 7, 2009
Maire Tecnimont says it has signed a contract worth €15 million ($20.1 million) with Novyi Urengoi Gas Chemical Complex (Novyi Urengoi, Russia), a Gazprom subsidiary, to provide...
April 2, 2009
LyondellBasell says it will make permanent the closure of its low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant at Fos, France. The 110,000-m.t./year unit is the company’s smallest, and has...
March 30, 2009
The cumulative effect of plastics recycling on the global consumption of thermoplastic resins is having a negligible impact on the displacement of virgin resin, according to...
March 25, 2009
Sabic Europe says it will increase its prices of low-density polyethylene, linear low-density polyethylene and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) by €80/m.t. in Europe due to weak...
March 23, 2009
Total Petrochemicals says it will close a low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant at Carling, France and a secondary butanol plant at Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon, France. The closures form...
March 9, 2009
LyondellBasell has reaffirmed its commitment to participate in the development and construction of a previously announced petrochemical complex and a gas separation unit in the Atyrau...
March 6, 2009
More than 325 million lbs of post-consumer, non-bottle, rigid plastics—including high-density polyethylene (HDPE) tubs, polypropylene (PP) cups, and polyethylene (PE) food...
February 12, 2009
Dow Chemical will delay plans to build a $1-billion polyethylene (PE) plant in Brazil based on sugarcane-derived ethanol, but says a world-scale facility in Brazil is still a company priority. Dow initially projected startup of the plant for 2011, but that date that will be pushed back to 2012, Dow says....
February 12, 2009
Dow Chemical says it will close permanently its 225-million lbs/year low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant at Freeport, TX due to the economic downturn and overcapacity in the North...
February 9, 2009
Dow Europe says it will increase polyethylene (PE) resin prices by €90/m.t. for all grades of low-density PE, linear low-density PE, and high-density PE. Dow cites rising raw...
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