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September 28, 2009
LyondellBasell on Friday submitted to the U.S. Bankruptcy court a reorganization plan, which describes the company’s proposed corporate, legal and capital structure after the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/LyondellBasell-Files-Reorganization-Plan-Plans-New-Stock-Listing_21383.html
September 28, 2009
The board of directors of Advanced Polypropylene Co. (APPC) has approved the change of the company's name to Advanced Petrochemical Co. (Advanced). Chairman of Advanced, Khalifa bin...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Saudi-PP-Producer-Changes-Name-to-Reflect-Future-Plans_21559.html
September 17, 2009
Qatar Intermediate Industries Holding Co. (Doha) and Honam Petrochemical Corp. are trying to revive their previously announced petrochemicals joint venture project at Mesaieed, Qatar...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Honam-and-Qatari-Partners-Enlarge-Scope-of-Mesaieed-Project_20161.html
September 17, 2009
Yanbu National Petrochemical Co., (YanSab; Yanbu, Saudi Arabia), a Sabic affiliate has begun production at its SR20 billion ($5.3 billion) petrochemical complex at Yanbu...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Sabic-Commissions-YanSab-Complex-at-Yanbu_20174.html
August 25, 2009
Dow Chemical says it has licensed its Unipol polypropylene (PP) technology to Sinochem Quanzhou Petrochemical Co. (Sinochem Quanzhou). The process will be used in a 200,000-m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Chinese-Firm-Selects-Unipol-PP-Process_21017.html
August 23, 2009
PetroChina Dushanzi Petrochemical Co. (Dushanzi, China) has brought onstream two polyolefin plants at Dushanzi, China. The facilities are designed to produce 550,000 m.t./year of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/PetroChina-Commissions-Two-Polyolefin-Plants-at-Dushanzi_20970.html
August 21, 2009
The London Metal Exchange (LME; London) continues efforts to broaden adoption of plastics futures, and brokers say there have been some recent signs of improvement. Markets in energy...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/LME-Works-to-Brighten-PP-LLDPE-Futures_20695.html
August 11, 2009
Braskem will delay plans for investing in Venezuela’s Jose complex due to the downturn in global plastics markets, according to Brazilian press reports. Braskem says it will push...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Braskem-Delays-Joint-Ventures-with-Pequiven_20717.html
July 24, 2009
Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL; Mangalore, India), a subsidiary of Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC; New Delhi) says that the board of directors of ONGC has approved...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Indias-MRPL-Invests-$375-Million-to-Build-Polypropylene-Unit_20337.html
July 14, 2009
The London Metal Exchange (LME) says it may change the trading platforms for its linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) and polypropylene (PP) plastics futures contracts. If LME...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/LME-May-Change-Trading-Platforms_20140.html
July 14, 2009
Sinopec says it has received official approval from the National Development and Reform Commission (Beijing) for the previously announced petrochemical joint venture with Sabic at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Chinese-Government-Approves-Sinopec-Petchem-JV-with-Sabic_20139.html
July 6, 2009
Borouge, a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and Borealis, says it has awarded the three main contracts for front end engineering design (FEED) for its Borouge 3...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Tecnimont-Awarded-Polyolefins-Plant-Contracts-by-Borouge_19986.html
July 3, 2009
Borouge says it has agreed to cooperate with Machino Polymers (Gurgaon, India), a leading supplier of polypropylene (PP) compounds to the automotive industry in India. Under the deal...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Borouge-Agrees-on-Cooperation-Deal-with-Indian-Firm_19937.html
July 1, 2009
ExxonMobil Chemical says it will add 45,000 m.t./year of polypropylene (PP) compounding capacity at its Lillebonne, France facility, bringing the site’s total capacity to about...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/ExxonMobil-to-Expand-PP-Compounding-Capacity-at-French-Site_19914.html
June 30, 2009
LyondellBasell says the performance of its chemicals business was relatively unchanged during the May, with its olefins segment “quite weak” but its  polymers segment...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/LyondellBasells-Chemicals-Segment-Unchanged-in-May_19931.html
June 29, 2009
PT Pertamina (Persero) (Jakarta, Indonesia) says it has selected the Unipol polypropylene (PP) technology from Dow Basic Plastics for a 250,000 m.t./year PP facility to be built at its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/PT-Pertamina-Persero-Picks-Dows-Unipol-PP-Process-for-West-Java_19885.html
June 26, 2009
The London Metal Exchange (LME; London) says it will continue to develop its plastics futures contracts and trading exchange for polypropylene (PP) and linear low-density polyethylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/LME-Continues-With-Plastics-Futures-Contracts_19789.html
June 12, 2009
Global demand for basic polymers—polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), and polystyrene (PS)—is not expected to rise much, if at all, this year. Producers cite buyer...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Plastics-Waiting-for-an-Upturn_19505.html
June 12, 2009
Dow Chemical says its basic plastics business strategy has not changed, despite the economic downturn and collapse of its proposed petrochemical joint venture, K-Dow, with...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Dows-Basic-Plastics-Weathers-Economic-Storm_19507.html
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