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April 27, 2015W. R. Grace said today that it will provide its Unipol polypropylene (PP) technology and services to Yunnan Yuntianhua PetroChemical Co., for a new 150,000 m.t./year PP production...
April 17, 2015Brazil's demand for commodity plastics contracted significantly during 2014 compared with the previous year, according to figures released by chemical industry association Abiquim...
April 15, 2015Braskem is reevaluating its planned Parkersburg, WV cracker, a joint venture with Odebrecht, to address uncertainties generated by the steep decline in crude oil pricing. Assuming it proceeds, startup would come after 2020, says Fernando Musa, CEO of Braskem America. “This is something that we will continue to pursue, and look for the right timing and moment to invest,” he adds....
April 13, 2015Repsol's sales of polyolefins in Europe grew by more than 20% during the first quarter compared with the same period of 2014, the company says. Sales' volume rose as a result of recent...
April 10, 2015Sibur (Moscow) is adding new polypropylene (PP) grades to its product mix, the company said today. Its Tomsk, Russia, facility has developed and launched PP H263 FF, a...
April 7, 2015A subsidiary of the energy major Socar (Baku, Azerbaijan) has awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) lump-sum, turnkey contract to two subsidiaries of Maire...
April 6, 2015Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL), a subsidiary of ONGC (New Delhi), on Sunday commissioned a polypropylene (PP) plant at Mangalore, India. The unit forms part of...
March 25, 2015Sahara Petrochemicals Co. said today that it will carry out scheduled maintenance at its Al Waha propylene and polypropylene (PP) facility at Al Jubail. The turnaround will begin on 1...
April 1, 2015Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat) has awarded a three-year technical services agreement contract to AMEC Foster Wheeler for the former’s Mina Al...
March 23, 2015Advanced Petrochemical Co. said today that it has completed the scheduled maintenance of its propylene and polypropylene plants, which began on 1 March, and resumed operations at the...