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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
December 18, 2008
Ashland has sold its 33.5% stake in FiberVisions to its partner in the joint venture, private equity firm Snow Phipps (New York). Meanwhile, Ashland and Sud-Chemie are considering different structures for their $1.1-billion metal casting joint venture announced in June....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Ashland-Sells-Stake-in-FiberVisions-May-Rework-Metal-Casting-jv_15986.html
December 16, 2008
The company is a leading U.S. producer of polypropylene and phenol....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Sunoco-to-Sell-Chemical-Business_15953.html
December 12, 2008
The Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX) says it will launch plastics futures contracts on February 5, 2009. Futures contracts for linear low-density polyethylene and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Dubai-to-Trade-Plastics-Futures_15901.html
November 21, 2008
Formosa Plastics says it will restart its polypropylene (PP) plant at Ningbo, China. The plant, which has a PP capacity of 450,000 m.t./year, shut mid-October due to poor PP demand and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Formosa-Restarts-PP-Plant_15545.html
November 21, 2008
Mitsubishi Chemical says it halted operations at its Mizushima, Japan polypropylene (PP) plant following a fire on November 14. The cause of the fire had not been determined at CW...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Fire-Shuts-Mitsubishi-Plant_15547.html
November 18, 2008
Ineos Olefins & Polymers USA says it intends to shut down two polypropylene (PP) bulk phase units at La Porte, TX by early 2009. The closure represents about 520 million lb/year of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Ineos-Shutters-Two-U-S-Polypropylene-Units_15356.html
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