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November 5, 2013
The European Commission has adopted a proposal that requires European member states to reduce their use of lightweight plastic carrier bags. Such plastic bags are often used only once...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/European-Commission-proposes-reduction-in-use-of-plastic-bags_56443.html
October 24, 2013
Versalis (Milan), the chemical subsidiary of ENI (Rome); and LG Chem (Seoul) today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a strategic alliance. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LG-Chem-and-Versalis-enter-Europe-with-metallocene-LLDPE_56138.html
October 21, 2013
ONGC Petro Additions (Opal; Vadodara, India) expects to bring online its $4-billion petrochemical complex at Dahej, Gujarat State, India, in June or July next year, CW has learned...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Opal-petrochemical-complex-online-in-mid-2014-Aramco-IPIC-possible-partners_56051.html
October 18, 2013
Braskem and Toyota Tsusho (Tokyo), the trading arm of Toyota, have renewed their agreement for the distribution of "green" polyethylene (PE) in Asia, Braskem announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/K-2013-Braskem-and-Toyota-Tsusho-renew-distribution-agreement-for-green-PE_56030.html
October 18, 2013
Equate (Safat, Kuwait), a joint venture among Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC), Dow Chemical, Boubyan Petrochemical, and Qurain Petrochemical Industries, has completed a feasibility...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Equate-presents-expansion-plans-to-board-Olefins-III-project-makes-progress_56026.html
October 18, 2013
Braskem is investing approximately $50 million reais ($22.9 million) to expand its production capacity for linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) by 120,000 m.t./year at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Braskem-to-expand-LLDPE-capacity-at-Camaçari_56013.html
October 17, 2013
Dow Chemical today outlined a strategy for its performance plastics business and gave an update on the company’s major projects in Saudi Arabia and on the US Gulf Coast. Speaking...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/K-2013-Dow-outlines-plastics-strategy-gives-update-on-investments_56001.html
October 16, 2013
K 2013, the world´s largest plastics exhibition, began today at Düsseldorf with a mood of cautious optimism. The triennial trade show’s current theme is Resource...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/K-2013-More-customer-focus-and-solution-orientation_55980.html
October 9, 2013
Chevron Phillips Chemical’s (CPChem) $6-billion project to build an ethane cracker and two polyethylene (PE) facilities on the US Gulf Coast (USGC) will create 10,000 jobs in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/CPChem-plans-major-hiring-program-for-Texas-cracker-project-advances-organosulfurs-hike-in-Belgium_55799.html
October 9, 2013
Shell Chemicals is looking to move to the front-end engineering design (FEED) stage early next year on its previously announced ethane cracker project at Monaca, PA, Graham van’t...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Shell-moves-US-cracker-project-to-FEED-selects-contractors_55743.html
October 3, 2013
Unipetrol (Prague) has selected Ineos's Innovene S technologies for polyethylene (PE) production at Litvinov, Czech Republic, Ineos Technologies announced today. The license...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Unipetrol-selects-Ineoss-Innovene-S-technology-for-PE-production-at-Litvinov_55614.html
October 3, 2013
Chevron Phillips Chemical’s (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX) board of directors has approved the US Gulf Coast (USGC) petrochemicals project, the company announced on 3 October. First announced in March 2011, the project comprises a 1.5 million m.t./year ethane cracker and two 500,000 m.t./year polyethylene facilities....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/CPChem-board-greenlights-Texas-petchems-project_55617.html
September 27, 2013
Nizhnekamskneftekhim, (NKNK; Nizhnekamsk, Russia), one of Russia’s leading petrochemicals players, plans to begin constructing a previously announced petrochemical complex next...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Russian-firm-NKNK-to-begin-constructing-cracker-project-next-year_55471.html
September 25, 2013
Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petrochemicals producer, is poised to begin operations at the company’s newly commissioned propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sibur-readies-PDH-plant-to-decide-on-large-Tobolsk-project-before-year-end_55422.html
September 20, 2013
Petrofac (St Helier, Jersey) in a consortium with Linde and GS Engineering & Construction (Seoul), has received an order from KLPE Limited Liability Partnership, a joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Petrofac-consortium-receives-order-for-petchems-complex-in-Kazakhstan_55323.html
September 19, 2013
China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) is expected to join a $2.5-billion petrochemical project planned in Uzbekistan, according to Uzbekistani government sources. CNPC has signed a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/CNPC-to-join-petrochemical-project-in-Uzbekistan_55255.html
September 19, 2013
Braskem has launched a plan to strengthen the plastics converting sector in Brazil, the company has announced. Braskem will provide a series of initiatives under the Plastic Chain...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Braskem-launches-plan-to-strengthen-Brazils-plastics-converting-sector_55258.html
September 18, 2013
Formosa Plastics has declared force majeure on high-density polyethylene (HDPE) after “unexpected operational difficulties” at its HDPE II unit at Point Comfort, TX, according to a letter to customers issued on 17 September....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Formosa-Plastics-declares-force-majeure-on-HDPE-at-Point-Comfort_55234.html
September 18, 2013
State-owned Petroquímica de Venezuela (Pequiven; Caracas) will invest $4 billion to build new polymer plants in western Venezuela. Pequiven estimates that it will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Pequiven-to-invest-$4-billion-to-develop-new-plastics-capacity_55179.html
September 3, 2013
Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNK; Nizhnekamsk, Russia), a leading petrochemicals and synthetic rubber producer, reports a drop in sales and profits in the first six months of this year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Russian-firm-NKNK-reports-declines-in-sales-profits-due-to-lower-rubber-prices_54875.html
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