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May 23, 2014
Bolivian president Evo Morales has announced plans for a $1.8-billion petrochemical plant in the department of Tarija in southern Bolivia. The area has the largest proven natural gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Bolivia-announces-$1-8-billion-petchems-project-update_61162.html
May 22, 2014
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest chemicals player, is studying plans for a possible cracker and derivatives project in the United States and is advancing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Exclusive-PTTGC-mulls-cracker-in-US-advances-in-Indonesia-pulls-out-of-Malaysian-JV_61058.html
May 19, 2014
Borouge, a 60-40 joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and Borealis (Vienna), has begun starting up the Borouge 3 gas cracker complex. Abdulaziz Alhajri, CEO of Borouge...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Borouge-3-cracker-in-start-up-phase-full-production-by-year-end_61121.html
May 13, 2014
Sabic announced today that it will launch its first portfolio of renewable polyolefins, certified under the ISCC Plus certification scheme, which involves strict traceability. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sabic-to-launch-renewable-PE-and-PP-production-in-Europe_61051.html
May 12, 2014
Toyo Engineering today gave more details on a petrochemical contract it is carrying out for a previously announced project for state group Turkmengas (Ashgabat) in Turkmenistan...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Toyo-Engineering-outlines-petchem-contract-in-Turkmenistan_60983.html
May 8, 2014
Ineos Technologies announced today that it has licensed its process technology for two polyolefin plants to be built in China. The company will provide the technology to Xinjiang...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Ineos-licenses-polyethylene-and-polypropylene-technology-to-China_60945.html
May 8, 2014
The first phase of Iran's Ilam petrochemical complex was inaugurated yesterday by Iranian President Hassan Rohani, according to a report from state news agency Irna. The complex, built...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Report-Iran-inaugurates-first-phase-of-Ilam-petchem-complex_60897.html
May 7, 2014
Empresa Nacional del Petróleo (ENAP; Santiago) will close its steam cracker at Hualpén, Chile, and a Dow Chemical subsidiary in the country will shutter its low-density...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Reports-Dow-and-ENAP-to-close-units-in-Chile_60859.html
May 7, 2014
Borealis has awarded Jacobs Engineering with an engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) services contract for a previously announced project to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Jacobs-awarded-EPCM-contract-for-Borealis-XLPE-expansion-at-Stenungsund_60850.html
May 1, 2014
Nova Chemicals reports first quarter profit of $245 million, up 32% year-over-year (YOY) on gains in the olefins/polyolefins business unit. Sales totaled $1.38 billion, up 10% YOY....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Nova-Chemicals-profits-up-32-percent-on-polyethylene-earnings_60729.html
April 24, 2014
A groundbreaking ceremony has been held for a project that includes an ethane cracker, and polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) production facilities, at Kiyanly, Turkmenistan...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Groundbreaking-ceremony-held-for-$3-4-billion-petchem-complex-in-Turkmenistan_60487.html
April 22, 2014
Quality Circular Polymers (QCP; Urmond, Netherlands), an initiative of Huub Meessen and Marc Houtermans—entrepreneurs with extensive experience in petrochemicals—will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Start-up-to-build-polymer-plant-based-on-used-plastics-in-the-Netherlands_60448.html
April 14, 2014
Polyethylene (PE) demand increased worldwide from 66.1 million m.t./year in 2008, to about 82 million m.t./year in 2013, despite a global recession that suppressed demand in 2008-09...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/IHS-WPC-2014-Worldwide-PE-demand-to-continue-growing_59931.html
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
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