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July 24, 2012
Sabic says it will increase production capacity for its Stamax long glass fiber-filled polypropylene (LGFPP) composite resins at its facility at Genk, Belium, to meet growing demand...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Sabic-Boosts-Composite-Resins-Production-Capacity-at-Belgium-Facility_45149.html
July 23, 2012
Sahara Petrochemicals has announced that its affiliate Al Waha Petrochemicals commenced production on Sunday, following a turnaround at the Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia, facilities. Sahara...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Sahara-Resumes-Operations-at-Al-Waha-PDH-PP-Complex_45107.html
July 10, 2012
Vostochnaya Neftekhimicheskaya Co., (Eastern Petochemicals; Nakhodka, Russia), a subsidiary of Rosneft (Moscow), has selected the Ineos Technologies’ Innovene G, Innovene S, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Rosneft-Selects-Ineos-Technologies-for-Petchems-Complex-in-Nakhodka_44796.html
July 9, 2012
PetroChina says it has completed construction of a major petchems expansion project at Daqing, China. The new 600,000 m.t./year ethylene production facility, based on the Stone &...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/PetroChina-Commissions-Daqing-Petrochemical-Complex_44750.html
July 2, 2012
Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) says plans for the Complejo Petroquimica Rio de Janeiro (Comperj) petrochemical complex near Rio de Janeiro have been...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Petrobras-Delays-Rio-de-Janeiro-Petrochemical-Project_44593.html
June 29, 2012
Sunoco’s Marcus Hook, PA industrial complex—a former oil refinery and petrochemical facility that was shut down in December 2011—may be able to be reused in ways that...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Study-Marcus-Hook-Site-Could-House-Cracker-or-PDH-Unit_44528.html
June 3, 2012
Sahara Petrochemicals (Riyadh) has announced that its Al Waha Petrochemicals joint venture with LyondellBasell was taken offline on June 1 for a scheduled maintenance turnaround and to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Al-Waha-Propane-Dehydro-and-PP-Complex-are-Offline-for-Modifications_43935.html
May 25, 2012
Rosneft (Moscow), Russia’s oil and gas major with petrochemical ambitions, has appointed Igor Sechin as the new president of the company. The appointment was endorsed by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/New-Company-President-Plans-to-Revitalize-Rosneft_43717.html
May 11, 2012
LyondellBasell is increasing its dividend by 60%, effective June 11, to shareholders on record as of May 21. The 40 cts/share payments are subject to approval by the management board...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/LyondellBasell-Increases-Dividend_43317.html
May 4, 2012
Advanced Petrochemical Co. (Advanced; Jubail, Saudi Arabia) and the Turkish trader Bayegan (Istanbul) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Thursday to build a $1-billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Advanced-Petrochemical-and-Bayegan-to-Form-PP-Production-JV-in-Turkey_43222.html
May 1, 2012
Advanced Petrochemical Co. (Advanced; Jubail, Saudi Arabia) says it will shortly sign a memorandum of understanding with an undisclosed Turkish firm to form a polypropylene (PP)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Advanced-Petrochemical-to-Establish-PP-Production-Joint-Venture-in-Turkey_43146.html
April 18, 2012
Advanced Petrochemical Company (Advanced; Jubail, Saudi Arabia) has reported a major drop in profit in the first quarter of this year compared with the same period of last year and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Advanced-Reports-Lower-Profits-Citing-Low-Prices-and-High-Feedstock-Costs_42750.html
April 11, 2012
Sibur (Moscow) says it has acquired the remaining 50% of the chartered capital of Biaxplen LLC (Moscow), one of Russia's largest manufacturers of biaxially oriented polypropylene film...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Sibur-Acquires-the-Remaining-50-percent-of-Russian-PP-Film-Producer_42624.html
April 2, 2012
Braskem (São Paulo) says it has appointed Fernando Musa CEO of Braskem America (Philadelphia), replacing Luiz de Mendonca, who will take the job of CEO at ETH Bioenergia, an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Musa-to-Take-the-Helm-at-Braskem-America_42433.html
March 19, 2012
Ineos Technologies says it has licensed its Innovene polypropylene (PP) process to China Shenhua Coal to Liquid and Chemical Co. (Beijing), a wholly owned subsidiary of Shenhua Group...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Ineos-Licenses-Polypropylene-Technology-to-Chinese-Firm_42105.html
February 21, 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Petrochemicals-and-Polymers-Sector-Poised-for-Major-Expansion_41412.html
February 14, 2012
Ineos Technologies says it has licensed its Innovene polypropylene (PP) process to Zhong Tian He Chuang Energy Co., a joint venture between Sinopec and China Coal group (Beijing), for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Ineos-Licenses-Polypropylene-Technology-to-Chinese-Firm_41336.html
February 14, 2012
Sibur's petrochemical production went up by 6.7% in 2011, to 14.4 million m.t. Polymers and synthetic rubbers production, however, decreased 4.6% and 1.4% in 2011, to 564,700 m.t. and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Sibur-Reports-Increase-in-Petchem-Production-Decrease-in-Polymers-Output-in-2011_41334.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/PlastIndia-2012-Infinite-Opportunities_40951.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/ADB-Helps-Develop-Uzbekistans-Largest-Petchems-Complex_40740.html
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