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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
November 18, 2008
Reliance Industries has permanently closed five of the seven plants at the company’s Patalganga, India polyester fiber and petrochemical complex due to deteriorating market...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Reliance-Idles-Polyester-Fiber-and-Petrochemical-Units_15386.html
November 18, 2008
Sabic says it has started operations at the world’s single-largest polypropylene (PP) train at Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The facility has a PP nameplate capacity of 500,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Sabic-APCC-Start-Saudi-PP-Projects_15410.html
November 10, 2008
LyondellBasell Industries says it has launched a range of butene-1 based polymers, marketed under the name Koattro. The resin is used to manufacture elastic applications including...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/LyondellBasell-Launches-Plasticizers_15260.html
November 10, 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 approximately 520 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Ineos-Shutters-Two-PP-Units-in-the-U-S-_15281.html
September 15, 2008
LyondellBasell Industries has signed a project development agreement for a previously announced polypropylene (PP) manufacturing complex in Trinidad and Tobago. The company signed the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/LyondellBasell-Firms-Up-Trinidad-PP-Complex_14187.html
September 12, 2008
The expected downturn in the global petrochemical industry will have a major impact on the polypropylene (PP) sector, analysts say. Huge capacity additions under way coupled with high...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Polypropylene-The-Leader-Board-is-Changing_14197.html
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
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