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September 10, 2008
LyondellBasell has confirmed CW’s exclusive report that its polyolefin technologies have been selected for three plants to be built by Kazakhstan Petrochemical Industries (KPI...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/LyondellBasell-Confirms-Kazakhstan-Technologies_14041.html
September 10, 2008
LyondellBasell says it has signed a project development to evaluate the construction and operation of a fully integrated...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/LyondellBasell-Signs-Deal-for-Trinidad-and-Tobago-Polypropylene-Complex_14105.html
August 25, 2008
Sibur has broken ground for a previously announced propane dehydrogenation and polypropylene (PP) complex at Tobolsk, Russia (CW, Jan.14, p. 17). The plant will be operated by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/&hellip-Starts-Work-on-Tobolsk-PP-Project_13785.html
August 20, 2008
Saudi Industrial Investment Group (SIIG; Riyadh) and ChevronPhillips Chemical (CPChem) say their Jubail Chevron Phillips Co. joint venture has started production at Al Jubail, Saudi...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Jubail-Chevron-Phillips-Begins-Production_13684.html
August 19, 2008
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings (Tokyo) is aiming for higher, more profitable ground. The company, Japan’s largest chemical maker, is targeting the higher-value performance products for which it has market or technology advantages, and de-emphasizing petrochemicals....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Mitsubishi-Chemical-Rebuilding-Profitability_13645.html
August 18, 2008
Arabian Industrial Fibres Co. (Ibn Rushd; Yanbu, Saudi Arabia), an affiliate of Sabic, says it will build a 525,000-m.t./year polypropylene (PP) plant at Yanbu by 2012. The company has...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Ibn-Rushd-to-Build-Big-PP-Plant-and-Propane-Dehydro-Unit_13639.html
August 18, 2008
LyondellBasell subsidiary Basell Canada has sold its assets and land at Sarnia, ON to Shell’s Canadian affiliates, LyondellBasell says. The sale includes LyondellBasell’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/LyondellBasell-Sells-Sarnia-Site-to-Shell-Starts-Up-Mexican-Unit_13653.html
August 18, 2008
Formosa says it has lifted its force majeure on high molecular weight polyethylene and polypropylene from its Point Comfort, TX site, effective August 1. Formosa made the declaration...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Formosa-Lifts-Resin-Force-Majeure_13656.html
August 11, 2008
Borouge (Abu Dhabi), a petrochemicals joint venture in which Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. holds 60% and Borealis 40%, says it has awarded a $220-million service contract to Agility (Abu...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Borouge-Awards-$220-Million-Logistic-Hub-Services-Contract-in-China-to-Agility_13523.html
August 7, 2008
Arabian Industrial Fibres Co. (Ibn Rushd, Yanbu, Saudi Arabia), an affiliate of Sabic, says it will build a 525,000-m.t./year polypropylene (PP) plant at Yanbu by 2012. The company has...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Ibn-Rushd-to-Build-Huge-PP-plant-at-Yanbu_13481.html
August 4, 2008
LyondellBasell says it will increase prices for all grades of polypropylene (PP) sold in North America by 6 cts/lb, effective August 1 or as contracts allow. The company cites the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/LyondellBasell-Ups-PP-Prices-Again_13389.html
August 4, 2008
Sharply higher polypropylene (PP) raw material costs have driven up PP prices faster than prices for other resins, including polystyrene (PS), potentially opening the door for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Higher-PP-Prices-May-Usher-in-Better-Times-for-Polystyrene_13428.html
July 29, 2008
Dow Europe says it will increase prices of several resins in Africa, Europe, India, and the Mideast. Polypropylene (PP) prices will increase by €200/m.t., high-impact Styron...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Dow-Europe-Boosts-Resin-Prices_13278.html
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
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