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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
August 30, 2013
Market speculation has resurfaced over the future of Total's steam cracker at Carling, France, according to a report from French financial newspaper Les Echos. A refinery and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Report-Speculation-resurfaces-about-possible-closure-of-Totals-Carling-cracker_54844.html
August 30, 2013
Petrochemical sales volume in Brazil was up 2.46% year-on-year (YOY) in June and July, according to Abiquim (São Paulo), the country's chemical industry association. Domestic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Brazils-domestic-petchem-sales-up-2-46-percent-in-June-July_54839.html
August 27, 2013
Dow Chemical has selected the location of four plastics units on the US Gulf Coast, the company said on 27 August....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Dow-selects-sites-for-US-Gulf-Coast-plastics-units_54770.html
August 13, 2013
“We now have the requisite permits in hand to initiate construction of the cracker and polyethylene units, and remain in the first-mover position, leading the way as the US petrochemical industry announces significant expansions of capacity as a result of shale resource development,” says Ron Corn, v.p./corporate planning and development....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Chevron-Phillips-Chemical-cracker-and-PE-projects-gain-environmental-permits_54456.html
August 9, 2013
Irkutsk Oil Co. (IOC; Irkutsk, Russia) is studying the possibility of building a gas-to-chemical complex (GCC) to the north of Irkutsk, the company announced. IOC has started work on a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Russian-oil-company-studies-gas-to-chemical-project_54400.html
August 8, 2013
Versalis (Milan), an ENI (Rome) subsidiary, will close a 215,000-m.t./year low-density polyethylene (LDPE) production unit at Gela, Italy, the company announced during its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Versalis-to-close-LDPE-plant-at-Gela_54326.html
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