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February 4, 2008
Polyolefin demand has yet to accelerate out of the near-standstill that developed in December. Buyers and converters say they are keeping resin and finished goods inventories low in...
February 4, 2008
LyondellBasell is in early discussions to form a petrochemicals manufacturing joint venture in the Russian Republic of Tatarstan, CW has learned. The talks form part of...
January 28, 2008
Carmel Olefins (Haifa, Israel), a 50-50 joint venture of Israel Petrochemical Enterprises and Oil Refineries (ORL; Haifa), and Israel Petrochemical Enterprises (IPE), says it has...
January 24, 2008
Carmel Olefins (Haifa, Israel), a 50-50 joint venture of Israel Petrochemical Enterprises and Oil Refineries (ORL; Haifa), and Israel Petrochemical Enterprises (IPE), says it has...
January 22, 2008
Total Petrochemicals USA says it has combined its polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) units into a single polyolefins business unit. The move gives the company greater flexibility...
January 22, 2008
Basell says it will increase prices of polypropylene (PP) in North America by 2 cts/lb, effective February 1. Basell cites “strong demand, recent PP capacity reductions, and...
January 17, 2008
Total Petrochemicals USA says it combined its polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) units into a new Polyolefins Business Unit. The change was effective January 1, and gives the...
January 14, 2008
Sibur (Moscow) says it has selected processes and contractors for a previously announced propane dehydrogenation and polypropylene (PP) complex at Tobolsk, Russia and that it is going...
January 14, 2008
Expectations for the plastics industry in 2008 are mixed, “with a strong first quarter and prices declining over the rest of the year,” says Sebastian Castelli, analyst at...
January 3, 2008
Sunoco gains full control of a 750-million lbs/year polypropylene plant (PP) and a related propylene splitter in Marcus Hook, PA....
December 17, 2007
Basell says it is evaluating plans to build a fully integrated, 450,000-m.t./year polypropylene (PP) complex in Trinidad and Tobago for startup in 2012. The company says it has signed...
December 13, 2007
Dow Chemical says it plans to form a 50-50 petrochemical joint venture with Kuwait Petroleum’s Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC; Kuwait City) subsidiary. PIC will pay about $9.5...
December 3, 2007
SK Engineering (Seoul) says it has won a $108-million contract from Thai Polypropylene (Bangkok), a Siam Cement subsidiary, to build a previously announced 400,000-m.t./year...
November 27, 2007
Brazilian oil company Petrobras’s $112-billion investment plan for 2008-12 includes $4.3 billion, or about 4%, for petrochemicals, says Paulo Turazzi de Carvalho...
November 20, 2007
Mitsui Chemicals and Prime Polymer Co., a Mitsui subsidiary, say they have formed an 80-20 joint venture to produce polypropylene (PP) automotive materials at Neemrana, India. The...
November 20, 2007
Basell and ConocoPhillips signed a long-term contract under which Basell will continue to exclusively market polypropylene (PP) produced at ConocoPhillips’ Linden, NJ plant...
November 15, 2007
A major study by Borealis has identified rising concern about environmental issues among plastics converters. The survey, of about 300 converters that use polyolefin-derived plastics...
November 9, 2007
Dow Chemical says it will shutter its 227,000-m.t./year polypropylene (PP) unit at Hahnville, LA by the end of the year. The closure is unavoidable due to the inability to secure...
October 22, 2007
Sabic Europe is in the process of finalizing basic engineering work on a previously announced world-scale polypropylene (PP) plant at Wilton, U.K. and is preparing to invite...
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