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February 18, 2013
Sahara Petrochemicals says that its Al Waha Petrochemicals subsidiary experienced a sudden technical interruption in the cooling water system on 14 February, which resulted in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Two-Saudi-polypropylene-plants-taken-offline-for-maintenance-and-to-fix-technical-problems_49920.html
February 13, 2013
The petrochemical portion of the Complejo Petroquimica Rio de Janeiro (Comperj) project at Itaborai, Brazil, will eventually require an investment of more than $5 billion, says Carlos...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Report-Braskems-investment-in-Comperj-petchem-project-valued-at-more-than-$3-2-billion_49739.html
February 7, 2013
Braskem's net profit swung back to positive territory in the fourth quarter of 2012 as the company reported 275 million reais ($138.3 million) in net earnings, compared with a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Braskem-swings-to-a-net-profit-in-the-fourth-quarter_49647.html
February 7, 2013
European demand for polypropylene (PP) remains weak. The weakness is compounded by propylene feedstock prices, which, between September 2012 and January 2013, shed €70/m.t. ...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/European-PP-contract-price-increases-may-be-limited-by-weak-demand-despite-slightly-firmer-propylene_49634.html
February 5, 2013
The strike at Sabic Europe's plant at Geleen, Netherlands, has ended, according to a Sabic announcement to the Saudi stock exchange today. “Due to the limited magnitude of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Staff-returns-to-work-at-Sabics-Geleen-plant_49580.html
January 31, 2013
Strike action at Sabic's plant at Geleen, in the region of Limburg, Netherlands, commenced today, and operations at the site's production plants are being wound down, Sabic says...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Strike-at-Sabics-Geleen-site-causes-progressive-halt-of-operations_49470.html
January 17, 2013
The European olefin market will see 2.9 million m.t./year of steam cracker capacity enter plant turnarounds between March and June 2013, according to IHS Chemical data. These...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Planned-outages-during-second-quarter-could-tighten-Europes-olefin-market_49035.html
January 16, 2013
Indian Oil Corp. (IOC; New Delhi) would like to participate in the previously announced share auction process of Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd. (HPL; Kolkata, India), say reports in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Indian-Oil-may-participate-in-Haldia-Petrochemicals-share-auction-reports-say_49008.html
January 7, 2013
Despite all the talk of low-cost feedstocks in the United States due to the impact of shale gas, the low alternative value of liquid hydrocarbons in Russia is keeping existing Russian...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Stranded-gas-and-hydrocarbons-in-Russia-compete-with-new-shale-gas-in-the-US_48726.html
January 4, 2013
Petronas has selected LyondellBasell Industries’ Spheripol process technology for two 300,000-m.t./year polypropylene (PP) plants to be built at Pengerang in Johor, southern...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Petronas-selects-LyondellBasell-technology-for-polypropylene-plant_48545.html
December 11, 2012
LyondellBasell Industries says that Petronas has selected the LyondellBasell Spheripol process technology for a pair of 300,000-m.t./year polypropylene plants to be built at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Petronas-selects-LyondellBasell-technology-for-PP-plant_48257.html
December 10, 2012
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding with state-owned Pertamina (Jakarta) to invest jointly $5 billion in an integrated refinery and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/PTT-Pertamina-plan-$5-billion-refinery-petchem-jv-Pertamina-to-partner-Chandra-Asri-in-separate-PP-jv_48235.html
November 27, 2012
Dow Chemical has increased propylene glycol (PG) production capacity at its plant at Stade, Germany by 10,000 m.t./year. The total PG production capacity of Dow's plant at Stade has...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Dow-increases-propylene-glycol-capacity-in-Germany_47856.html
November 19, 2012
Ineos Technologies said today that it has licensed its Innovene polypropylene (PP) technology to a subsidiary of China Shenhua Group (Beijing), China Shenhua Coal to Chemical Xinjiang...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Ineos-licenses-PP-technology-to-China-Shenhua-to-be-used-downstream-from-MTO-complex_47821.html
November 8, 2012
Dow Chemical says that Qinghai Damei Coal Industry Co. has signed a license agreement for Unipol polypropylene (PP) process technology with Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Chinese-firm-selects-Dows-Unipol-PP-process-technology_47579.html
October 28, 2012
Jindal Poly Films (JPFL; New Delhi), a flexible packaging firm belonging to the BC Jindal Group, on Friday notified the Bombay Stock Exchange that it has entered into an agreement with...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/ExxonMobil-Chemical-to-sell-BOPP-business-to-Jindal-Poly-Films-more-than-doubling-Jindals-capacity_47311.html
October 15, 2012
Sibur (Moscow) has announced a project to debottleneck and upgrade polyolefins capacity at the company's Tomsk, Russia, site. Polypropylene (PP) capacity will increase by 10,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Sibur-to-debottleneck-polyolefins-capacity-at-Tomsk_46982.html
October 9, 2012
Nexeo Solutions (The Woodlands, TX) has extended its distribution agreement with Borealis to distribute Borealis’ products for healthcare applications. Nexeo Solutions already...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Borealis-extends-healthcare-distribution-agreement-with-Nexeo-Solutions_46826.html
September 11, 2012
Jiutai Energy (Zhungeer, Inner Mongolia, China), a subsidiary of Jiutai Energy Group (Beijing), has signed a license agreement with Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Union-Carbide-Signs-License-Agreement-for-PP-Plant-in-Inner-Mongolia_46168.html
September 5, 2012
Mitsui Chemicals announced today that it plans to restructure its petrochemical operations at the Chiba, Japan, manufacturing complex “to flexibly and effectively manage the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Mitsui-Chemicals-Idemitsu-to-Rationalize-Chiba-Complex-Suspend-PP-HDPE-Units_46050.html
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