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July 29, 2008
LyondellBasell says it will increase prices of all its polypropylene compounds in Asia/Pacific by $300/m.t., effective August 1 • Eastman Chemical says it will increase list and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Basic-Chemical-Price-Watch_13281.html
July 29, 2008
PetroChina Sichuan Petrochemical Co. says it has selected the Unipol polypropylene (PP) technology from Dow Technology Licensing for a 450,000-m.t./year plant to be built at Chengdu...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/PetroChina-Picks-Dows-Unipol-PP-Process-for-Chengdu_13304.html
July 16, 2008
James Fitterling has been named CEO of the petchem joint venture between Dow Chemical and Kuwait's Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC; Kuwait City). The 50-50 jv will be called K-Dow Petrochemicals, and will be headquartered in southeast Michigan....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Dow-Kuwait-JV-Appoints-CEO-Selects-Michigan-for-HQ_13033.html
July 14, 2008
LyondellBasell says it has increased the price of all grades of polypropylene (PP) sold in North America by 15 cts/lb, effective July 1 or as contracts permit. The company cites a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/LyondellBasell-Implements-PP-Price-Increase-Surcharge-_12985.html
July 14, 2008
Sabic says it has signed an agreement with Sino Saudi Aramco Co., a wholly owned Saudi Aramco subsidiary, to market Aramco's 25% share of polyolefins from Fujian Refining and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Sabic-to-Market-Aramcos-Polyolefins-from-China-Complex_12995.html
June 30, 2008
Spot polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) prices have risen with the latest spike in energy prices, despite “mild” global resin demand, says Sebastian Castelli...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Markets-Head-for-Atypical-Cycle-Amid-High-Prices-and-Low-Margins_12757.html
June 23, 2008
LyondellBasell says it plans to expand its global polypropylene (PP) compounding capacity by more than 30%, to 1.2 million m.t./year. Investments will be focused in high-demand regions...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/LyondellBasell-Boosts-Global-PP-Compounding-Capacity_12578.html
June 23, 2008
LyondellBasell says it has suspended spot sales of polypropylene (PP) and other non-contractual sales due to “severe” production difficulties at its Bayport, TX and Lake...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/LyondellBasell-Suspends-Spot-Sales-of-Polypropylene_12622.html
June 18, 2008
LyondellBasell says it plans to expand its global polypropylene (PP) compounding capacity by more than 30%, to 1.2 million m.t./year. Investments will be focused in regions of high demand...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/LyondellBasell-Boosts-Global-PP-Compounding-Capacity_12533.html
June 17, 2008
LyondellBasell says it is experiencing “severe” polypropylene (PP) production problems at its Bayport, TX and Lake Charles, LA sites and that spot transactions and other...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/LyondellBasell-Suspends-Spot-PP-Sale_12448.html
June 16, 2008
Ineos says it has lifted force majeure on polypropylene (PP) deliveries from its Grangemouth, U.K. petrochemical complex. The company idled production during an April 28-29 labor...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Ineos-Lifts-PP-Force-Majeure_12484.html
June 16, 2008
LyondellBasell says it will cease polypropylene (PP) compounding operations at Grand Prairie, TX and shift production to its Mansfield, TX site, and to the Altamira, Mexico site of its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/LyondellBasell-to-Close-Texas-PP-Compounding-Unit_12485.html
June 13, 2008
Tatneft (Almetyevsk, Russia) says it is proceeding with previously announced plans to build an oil refinery and a petrochemical complex at Nizhnekamsk, Russia. The company has awarded...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Tatneft-Advances-Refinery-Aromatics-Project-in-Russia_12427.html
June 12, 2008
LyondellBasell says it is experiencing “severe” polypropylene (PP) production problems at its Bayport, TX and Lake Charles, LA sites. Spot transactions and other non-contractual sales are suspended......
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/LyondellBasell-Suspends-Spot-Polypropylene-Sales_12411.html
June 5, 2008
LyondellBasell says it will shutdown polypropylene (PP) compounding operations at Grand Prairie, TX and shift production to the company’s Mansfield, TX plant and a 350,000-m.t./year PP plant Altamira, Mexico plant coming online later this year. The company says it will also move.....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/LyondellBasell-to-Shutdown-Grand-Prairie-PP-Production_12321.html
June 2, 2008
LyondellBasell says it will increase polypropylene prices in Europe by €40/ton, effective June 1 • Dow Europe says it will increase prices across Africa, Europe, India, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Basic-Chemicals-Price-Watch_12260.html
June 2, 2008
Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Co. , an affiliate of Sabic, says it has agreed a $6-billion (SR22.5 billion) financing arrangement for 15 years with a group of banks and financial...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Saudi-Kayan-Signs-$6-billion-Financing-Arrangement_12275.html
May 20, 2008
LyondellBasell Industries says it will stop producing polypropylene (PP) at its Morris, IL polyethylene (PE)/PP site in the fourth quarter and shift PP production to other sites it...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/LyondellBasell-to-Shutter-Illinois-PP-Capacity_11997.html
May 12, 2008
A small fire that broke out during the restart of Ineos’s 200,000-barrels/day Grangemouth, U.K. refinery on May 10 will “slightly” delay the restart of petrochemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Fire-to-Delay-Ineos-Restart_11869.html
May 7, 2008
Braskem and Petroquisa have started production at their joint polypropylene (PP) plant at Paulinia, Brazil. Total investment in the 350,000-m.t./year facility was R$700 million ($418...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Brazilian-PP-Plant-Goes-Online_11734.html
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