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September 18, 2013
State-owned Petroquímica de Venezuela (Pequiven; Caracas) will invest $4 billion to build new polymer plants in western Venezuela. Pequiven estimates that it will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Pequiven-to-invest-$4-billion-to-develop-new-plastics-capacity_55179.html
September 12, 2013
Sibur (Moscow) announced today that it has signed a long-term cooperation memorandum with BASF for the supply of additives used in polymer production and processing at Sibur’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/BASF-and-Sibur-sign-polymer-additives-agreement-collaborate-on-projects_55125.html
September 12, 2013
Dangote Industries (Lagos) says it has signed a $3.3-billion loan agreement with a consortium of local and international banks, which will be used for the construction of the biggest...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Dangote-Industries-to-build-refinery-PP-and-fertilizer-plants-in-Nigeria_55069.html
September 11, 2013
The Bank of England (BOE; London) has announced that it is considering plans to switch certain UK banknotes from paper to polymer, which would increase their working life and make...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Bank-of-England-switch-to-polymer-banknotes-to-benefit-Innovia-Films_55103.html
September 9, 2013
Borealis's polypropylene (PP) long glass fiber (LGF) production line at Monza, Italy, has started operations, the company announced today. The Monza production facility is a specialty...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Borealis-starts-up-PP-LGF-plant-in-Italy-launches-product-range-with-Borouge_55036.html
September 9, 2013
Braskem America (Philadelphia), a wholly owned subsidiary of Braskem, has been awarded a further $5-million grant via Pennsylvania's Economic Growth Initiative for the continued...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Braskem-awarded-an-additional-$5-million-grant-for-Marcus-Hook-propylene-splitter_55033.html
September 9, 2013
Sahara Petrochemicals (Riyadh) announced on Sunday that its subsidiary Al Waha Petrochemicals experienced a technical fault in its utilities unit, which led to an interruption of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Technical-problems-lead-to-shutdown-of-Al-Wahas-propylene-and-PP-complex-in-Saudi-Arabia_55028.html
August 30, 2013
Petrochemical sales volume in Brazil was up 2.46% year-on-year (YOY) in June and July, according to Abiquim (São Paulo), the country's chemical industry association. Domestic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Brazils-domestic-petchem-sales-up-2-46-percent-in-June-July_54839.html
August 20, 2013
Toray says it will build a second cogeneration system at its 70-acre North Kingstown, RI, site. The system, which is expected to be operational by March 2014, will power production for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Toray-Plastics-to-build-additional-power-system-at-Rhode-Island-site_54581.html
August 8, 2013
Advanced Petrochemical (Al Jubail), a producer of propylene and polypropylene (PP), has signed an agreement with Satorp—the Saudi Aramco-Total refinery and aromatics joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Advanced-Petrochemical-signs-new-propylene-deal-with-Satorp-ups-PP-output_54210.html
August 5, 2013
Alujain announced today that its subsidiary Natpet will receive 75 million Saudi riyals ($20 million) from its insurers for the breakdown at its polypropylene (PP) manufacturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Natpet-receives-$20-million-insurance-compensation-for-PP-outages_54213.html
August 1, 2013
Propilco (Bogotá), the polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) manufacturing subsidiary of Ecopetrol (Bogotá), reports a net profit of 2.2 billion Colombian pesos ($1.16...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Mixed-results-for-Ecopetrol-subsidiaries_54156.html
August 1, 2013
Borealis will close permanently its 175,000-m.t./year high-density polyethylene (HDPE) production line at Burghausen, Germany, by the end of next year, according to reports in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Reports-Borealis-to-cease-HDPE-production-at-Burghausen-focus-site-on-PP_54148.html
July 24, 2013
The government of Indonesia expects to develop a $4-billion fertilizer and petrochemical complex at Teluk Bintuni, West Papua Province, according to local media reports. Construction...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Reports-Indonesia-to-develop-fertilizer-and-petchem-complex_53852.html
July 18, 2013
Ineos Technologies says that Oriental Energy Co. (Nanjing, China) has selected the Innovene polypropylene (PP) process for its Ningbo Fuji Petrochemical subsidiary’s new...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Oriental-Energy-Co-selects-Ineos-technology-for-Ningbo-PP-project_53733.html
July 8, 2013
Advanced Petrochemical Co. (Al Jubail), a producer of propylene and polypropylene, has announced preliminary interim financial results for the period ended 30 June. The company reports...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Advanced-more-than-doubles-second-quarter-profits-on-higher-volumes-and-lower-feedstock-prices_53417.html
June 26, 2013
Neste Jacobs (Porvoo, Finland), a technology, engineering, and project management company; and Borouge (Abu Dhabi), a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and Borealis...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Borouge-Neste-Jacobs-sign-engineering-and-project-management-contract_53136.html
June 26, 2013
Marubeni has concluded an offtake agreement with Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical (NSRP), the future operator of the Nghi Son Refinery and Chemical Complex in Thanh Hoa...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Marubeni-concludes-long-term-offtake-agreement-for-PP-and-sulfur-in-Vietnam_53135.html
June 26, 2013
LyondellBasell says that CNOOC Oil and Petrochemicals (Beijing), a wholly owned subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC; Hong Kong), has selected the LyondellBasell...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/CNOOC-selects-LyondellBasell-technology-for-PP-plant-in-China_53126.html
June 13, 2013
Sinopec Engineering, China’s largest engineering and construction firm, has signed a $1.85-billion engineering, procurement, and construction contract with Kazakhstan...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Sinopec-Engineering-signs-EPC-contract-for-Kazakhstan-PP-project_52808.html
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