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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
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
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