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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
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
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