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April 14, 2011
CB&I says that its Lummus Technology subsidiary has been awarded a contract for the license and basic engineering of a previously announced propane dehydrogenation and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Lummus-to-Supply-Technology-for-Propane-Dehydro-and-PP-Complex-in-Kazakhstan_34109.html
April 12, 2011
Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff has instructed state oil company Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) to help stabilize ethanol prices by raising production, a two year project that will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Petrobras-Steps-Up-Ethanol-Production-to-Stem-Soaring-Prices_34067.html
March 29, 2011
Sahara Petrochemicals says its Al Waha Petrochemicals Co. subsidiary has completed a performance test on its propane dehydrogenation plant at Jubail, Saudi Arabia and commercial...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Al-Waha-to-Restart-Propane-Dehydrogenation-Unit-in-April-Following-Performance-Test_33803.html
March 9, 2011
Completion of ONGC Petro-Additions' (Opal; Mumbai) multi-billion dollar project has been delayed, CW has learned. Senior executives at Opal tell CW that the $3.1 billion joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/OPAL-Project-in-India-Delayed-to-2013_33299.html
March 8, 2011
Battelle (Columbus, OH), an independent research and development organization, developed the process to combine soybean meal with “off the shelf” plastic resins with funding from the Ohio Soybean Council. The biomaterial is bonded at a molecular level, rather than simply being an organic filler, rendering comparable performance to conventional PE and PP....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Ohio-Firm-Launches-Soybean-Based-Polyolefin-Composites_33295.html
January 27, 2011
Borouge, a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and Borealis, has awarded a $169-million contract o Hyundai Engineering & Construction (Seoul) to build Borouge's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Borouge-Awards-XLPE-Contract-to-Hyundai-Engineering_32433.html
January 6, 2011
Sahara Petrochemicals says its Jubail, Saudi Arabia based propane dehydrogenation plant is offline and should re-start at the end of the first quarter of this year. The plant, operated...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Al-Waha-Propane-Dehydro-Plant-Offline-Due-to-Technical-Problems_31933.html
December 14, 2010
Sasol Polymers says it has agreed to a R 111.6 million settlement ($16.4 million) with the South African Competition Commission in relation to its existing propylene supply agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Sasol-Polymers-Settles-Price-Fixing-Suit_31577.html
November 25, 2010
India has imposed definitive antidumping duties on imports of polypropylene (PP) from Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore. The Ministry of Finance (New Delhi) slapped provisional...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/India-Slaps-Definitive-Antidumping-Duties-on-PP-from-Oman-Saudi-Arabia-and-Singapore_31202.html
November 5, 2010
Total and China Power Investment Corporation (CPI; Beijing) have signed a letter of understanding to jointly develop a coal-based petrochemical complex  in coal-rich Inner...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Total-Signs-Deal-to-Develop-Coal-Based-Petrochemical-Complex-in-China_30749.html
November 3, 2010
Univation Technologies has licensed its Unipol polyethylene technology to PuCheng Clean Energy Chemical Co. The process will be used in a 300,000-m.t./year high- to linear low-density...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Chinese-Coal-to-Chemicals-Firm-Licenses-Unipol-Polyethylene-Technology_30686.html
November 2, 2010
Dow Chemical says it will likely retain its leading linear-low density polyethylene (LLDPE) franchise in any future deals involving its plastics business. A planned sale of a 50% stake...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Dow-Chemical-Shifts-Strategy-on-Plastics_30663.html
October 20, 2010
The London Metal Exchange (LME) says it will delist all plastics contracts and that the last prompt date for all existing contracts will be Friday 29th April, 2011. The exchange has...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/LME-to-Delist-Plastics-Contracts-Because-of-Insufficient-Volumes_30334.html
October 11, 2010
Rosneft (Moscow), a major Russian energy group, is upgrading its Angarsk, Russia petrochemical complex. The company has selected the Ineos Innovene technology for a polyethylene (PE)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Rosneft-Upgrades-Angarsk-Russia-Petrochemical-Complex_30109.html
October 5, 2010
Mitsui Chemicals and Honam Petrochemical Corp. (Seoul) have agreed to form an equally owned joint venture to build a polypropylene (PP) catalysts manufacturing plant in Korea. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Mitsui-Chemicals-and-Honam-Form-PP-Catalysts-Production-JV-in-Korea_29949.html
September 24, 2010
Braskem America says it will invest $40 million in its U.S. polypropylene (PP) business through 2011, upgrading facilities’ infrastructure, and integrating business processes...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Braskem-Plans-Polypropylene-Upgrade-at-La-Porte-TX_29787.html
September 23, 2010
LyondellBasell says it plans to extend production and technology capabilities of its Spherizone process polypropylene (PP) plant at Brindisi, Italy. The project will add 50,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/LyondellBasell-Expands-Spherizone-Polypropylene-Plant-in-Italy_29708.html
September 22, 2010
Energy company Rosneft (Moscow) and China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) have held a foundation-laying ceremony for a previously announced $5-billion joint venture refinery and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/CNPC-and-Rosneft-Build-Refinery-and-Petrochemicals-Complex-at-Tianjin_29683.html
September 15, 2010
LyondellBasell says its Spheripol process technology has been selected by Pucheng Clean Energy Chemical for a new 400,000 m.t./year polypropylene (PP) plant to be built in the Pucheng...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/LyondellBasell-Technology-Selected-for-PP-Plant-in-China_29491.html
September 8, 2010
Sibur says it has acquired a 50% stake in polypropylene (PP) manufacturer NPP Neftekhimya from Moscow Oil Refinery (MOR). NPP Neftekhimya will be operated as a 50-50 joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Sibur-Buys-Stake-in-Moscow-PP-Producer_29306.html
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