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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...
February 14, 2012
Saudi Arabia's Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu says it has authorized previously announced chemical expansion projects totaling SR21.2 billion ($5.6 billion) at Jubail. The deals...
February 3, 2012
This Week on CW:   Dow Chemical reported a $20 million loss on a tax-related one-time charge. Excluding the charge, Dow recorded earnings of $289 million, down from the year-ago...
February 1, 2012
PlastIndia, a triennial plastics show, opened in New Delhi today. The international exhibition and conference was inaugurated by K. Jose Cyriac, secretary at the department of...
January 25, 2012
A U.S. appeals court has upheld a 2010 ruling that Nova had infringed on Dow’s patents for a line of polyethylene resins used in plastic bags. The court upheld a $61.7 million...
January 25, 2012
The Asian Development Bank (ADB; Manila) said today that it has approved a loan and political risk guarantees of up to $400 million to help build a previously announced petrochemical...
January 23, 2012
An explosion rocked one of LyondellBasell’s low-density polyethylene (LDPE) units at Wesseling, Germany over the weekend, affecting LDPE production. The blast injured seven...
December 21, 2011
The light vehicle industry is a customer of growing importance for the chemical industry in North America, according to ACC's latest Chemistry and Light Vehicles report, released this...
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