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June 9, 2009
Borouge, a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (Adnoc) and Borealis, has selected Bechtel to provide project management consultancy (PMC) services for Borouge 3, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Borouge-Selects-Bechtel-for-PMC-for-Borouge-3-Outlines-Project-Configuration_19398.html
June 8, 2009
The Saudi Capital Market Authority (CMA) has announced an initial public offering (IPO) of shares in Saudi National Petrochemical Co. (Petrochem). The IPO will raise SR2.4 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Saudi-Regulator-Approves-Petrochems-IPO_19402.html
May 29, 2009
Polyolefins capacity coming onstream in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations, which include Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, is expected to stimulate new...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/New-Capacity-Will-Spur-Mideast-Demand_19258.html
May 28, 2009
Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer, a joint venture between Gail India, Oil India, Numaligarh Refinery, and the government of Assam, has confirmed the award of contracts for license and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Gail-Confirms-Assam-Cracker-Award-to-Lummus_19196.html
May 27, 2009
Borealis says it will increase the price of polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene in Europe by €60/m.t., on June 1. “This increase is necessary to preserve sustainable...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/-European-Producers-Increase-Polyethylene-Prices-_19171.html
May 19, 2009
LyondellBasell says it will expand its supply of polyolefins in Turkey by opening additional distribution facilities throughout the country. Bonded storage warehouses located in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/LyondellBasell-Expands-Polyolefin-Supply-in-Turkey_18978.html
April 24, 2009
BASF Catalysts says it has added capacity for polypropylene (PP) catalysts through debottlenecking and capacity expansions. “Although current economic conditions are challenging...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/BASF-Ups-PP-Catalyst_18446.html
April 24, 2009
BASF Catalysts says it has added polypropylene (PP) catalyst capacity through debottlenecking and expansion. Most of the increase was for BASF’s LYNX brand catalysts produced at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/BASF-Adds-PP-Catalyst-Capacity_18481.html
April 23, 2009
Global polypropylene (PP) consumption growth could be reduced by 7 million m.t. by 2013 due to the current market downturn, says Just Jansz, president/technology business at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/CW-Conference-Downturn-Will-Slow-Polypropylene-Consumption_18422.html
April 15, 2009
Olefins continue to lag but propylene oxide (PO) and intermediates are performing better than expected....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/LyondellBasell-Says-Results-Mixed-in-Early-2009_18289.html
April 9, 2009
LyondellBasell, whose U.S. operations are under bankruptcy protection, says it will cut more than 3,000 jobs, about 17% of its total workforce and reduce the number of contractors...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/LyondellBasell-Increases-Cost-Reduction-Target-Cuts-Jobs-Closes-Plants_18137.html
March 11, 2009
A committee of Lyondell’s creditors has sought an investigation into the 2007 Lyondell-Basell merger, which the committee contends may be directly responsible for the current bankruptcy proceedings, court filings say...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Lyondell-Creditors-Seek-Merger-Investigation_17582.html
March 9, 2009
LyondellBasell has reaffirmed its commitment to participate in the development and construction of a previously announced petrochemical complex and a gas separation unit in the Atyrau...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/LyondellBasell-Reconfirms-Petchem-JV-in-Kazakhstan_17522.html
March 6, 2009
Energy company Lukoil (Moscow) says that its Stavrolen subsidiary has resumed production at a polypropylene (PP) plant at Budyennovsk, Russia following an overhaul of the unit...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Russian-PP-Unit-Restarts_17443.html
March 6, 2009
More than 325 million lbs of post-consumer, non-bottle, rigid plastics—including high-density polyethylene (HDPE) tubs, polypropylene (PP) cups, and polyethylene (PE) food...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/ACC-Issues-First-Recycled-Plastics-Report_17475.html
February 27, 2009
Energy company Lukoil (Moscow) says Stavrolen, its petchem subsidiary, has resumed production at its polypropylene (PP) plant at Budyennovsk, Russia, following a complete overhaul of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Russian-Polypropylene-Plant-Resumes-Production_17277.html
January 16, 2009
Sunoco Chemicals says it will permanently close its polypropylene (PP) facility at Bayport, TX by April 30. The plant has capacity to produce 400 million lbs/year of PP. “The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Sunoco-to-Close-Polypropylene-Plant_16509.html
January 13, 2009
Sunoco says it will permanently close its 400-million lbs/year polypropylene (PP) facility at Bayport, TX by April 30. “The decision to close the facility was made after an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Sunoco-to-Close-Bayport-Polypropylene-Plant_16347.html
December 30, 2008
BASF, Dow and DuPont, the world’s three largest chemical companies, have shuttered, idled or cut production at some 460 plants, according a review of recent news in CW. Other...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Plant-Closures-in-Hundreds-Job-Cuts-in-Thousands-as-Industry-Copes-With-Recession_16125.html
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