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April 10, 2014
Borealis will expand its crosslinked polyethylene (XLPE) production facilities at Stenungsund, Sweden, and as part of the ongoing Borouge 3 project in Abu Dhabi, the company has...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Borealis-expands-XLPE-capacity-to-meet-cable-and-wire-demand_60227.html
April 2, 2014
Repsol has licensed Chevron Phillips Chemical’s (CPChem) technology for the production of metallocene-based polyethylene resins, the two companies announced on 24 March. Repsol will implement the technology at its site in Tarragona, Spain, which already uses CPChem’s MarTECH SL loop slurry technology....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Repsol-licenses-CPChem-metallocene-technology_59799.html
April 1, 2014
Saudi Aramco said today that its wholly-owned subsidiary Saudi Aramco Products Trading Company (ATC) has begun trading chemical products from Petro Rabigh (Rabigh, Saudi Arabia), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Aramco-begins-trading-chemical-products-from-Petro-Rabigh_59976.html
March 28, 2014
Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNK; Nizhnekamsk, Russia), a major producer of petrochemicals, today reported lower earnings and revenues for full-year 2013, citing a slowdown in the global...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/NKNK-reports-lower-earnings-advances-cracker-project_59901.html
March 26, 2014
Maire Tecnimont (Rome) today announced that, through some of its subsidiaries and in association with Archirodon Group,a leading construction contractor, it has signed an agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Tecnimont-signs-agreement-for-offsites-and-utilities-for-Tahrir-project-in-Egypt_59835.html
March 24, 2014
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat) has selected CB&I to carry out front-end engineering and design (FEED) on its previously announced $3.6-billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Oman-selects-CB-and-I-for-FEED-and-cracker-technology-Engineers-India-for-project-management_59789.html
March 11, 2014
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted in favor of legislation to reduce the consumption of plastic carrier bags in the European Union. The parliament’s environment...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Plastic-bags-EU-countries-to-reduce-usage-by-80-percent-by-2019_59469.html
March 3, 2014
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem; Al Khobar) today announced that it is commencing initial startup of cable insulation polymers plant owned by its affiliate, Gulf...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sipchem-begins-startup-of-cable-polymers-plant-in-Saudi-Arabia_59267.html
March 1, 2014
Equate Petrochemical Co. (Equate; Kuwait City), a joint venture between Petrochemical Industries Co., Dow and the local Boubyan Petrochemical Co., and Qurain Petrochemical Industries...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Equate-reports-record-results-aims-to-become-more-global_59248.html
February 13, 2014
Europe's polyethylene (PE) producers are likely to try a rollover of monthly contract prices in February following a decrease in the Western European February ethylene contract price...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Europes-PE-prices-lose-support-from-ethylene-in-February_58800.html
January 20, 2014
Industries Qatar (IQ; Doha) on Sunday announced a tentative shutdown schedule for its manufacturing facilities during the first quarter. IQ’s shutdown timetable in the first...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Industries-Qatar-plans-lengthy-plant-closures-in-first-quarter_58118.html
January 16, 2014
Sasol today commissioned its new ethylene purification facility at Sasolburg. The company’s CEO, David Constable; and the South African minister of trade and industry, Rob...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sasols-new-ethylene-splitter-will-lead-to-PE-capacity-hike_57946.html
January 15, 2014
Total says it has received the go-ahead from the Chinese authorities to proceed with a coal-to-olefins joint venture with China Power Investment Corp. (CPI; Beijing) in the autonomous...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Total-gets-green-light-for-coal-to-olefins-JV-in-China_57976.html
January 3, 2014
LyondellBasell Industries says it has completed the previously announced restart of the company's methanol plant at Channelview, TX. The plant was placed back into service in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasell-restarts-methanol-plant-in-Texas_57716.html
December 23, 2013
Nova Chemicals has pushed back plans for a new Advanced Sclairtech (AST) polyethylene facility because of the increasing uncertainty surrounding project resources in North America, says Chris Bezaire, senior vp/polyethylene at Nova....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Nova-postponed-PE-project-on-resource-crunch_57619.html
December 19, 2013
Biffa Polymers (Middlesbrough, UK), a subsidiary of waste management firm Biffa (High Wycombe, UK), has reopened its postconsumer plastics recycling line, at Redcar, UK. It follows a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/UK-firm-reopens-mixed-plastics-recycling-facility_57539.html
December 18, 2013
Nova Chemicals says it will expand its ethylene capacity at its Corunna, ON site by 20% and debottleneck polyethylene at its nearby Moore, ON site. Nova also reaffirmed its interest a second polyethylene (PE) facility based on its Advanced Sclairtech (AST) technology. The projects are part of the company's Nova 2020 growth plan....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Nova-Chemicals-plans-ethylene-PE-expansion-at-Sarnia-sites-evaluating-new-PE-plant_57504.html
December 16, 2013
Qatar Petrochemical Co. (Qapco; Doha), an 80-20 joint venture between Industries Qatar and Total, is planning to expand capacity of its Mesaieed, Qatar–based cracker complex by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Qapco-plans-to-expand-Mesaieed-operations_57413.html
December 13, 2013
Tecnimont (Milan) has won the front-end engineering design (FEED) contract for the $5.5 billion Al Sejeel petrochemical complex at Ras Laffan. Al Sejeel, which in Arabic means hard...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Qatar-awards-FEED-contract-for-Al-Sejeel-to-Tecnimont_57392.html
December 5, 2013
Repsol said today that it is restarting production at its high-density polyethylene and low-density polyethylene plants at Tarragona, Spain, following a turnaround at the ethylene and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Repsol-resumes-production-of-PE-at-Tarragona-ships-ethylene-from-its-Sines-cracker_57099.html
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