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October 8, 2013
Cereplast says it has received a $1.4-million purchase order for its biopropylene-101 from Dugar Eximark (Hyderabad, India), a company specializing in green products, building...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Cereplast-sells-$1-4-million-of-biopolypropylene-to-Indian-customer_55753.html
September 27, 2013
Nizhnekamskneftekhim, (NKNK; Nizhnekamsk, Russia), one of Russia’s leading petrochemicals players, plans to begin constructing a previously announced petrochemical complex next...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Russian-firm-NKNK-to-begin-constructing-cracker-project-next-year_55471.html
September 25, 2013
Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petrochemicals producer, is poised to begin operations at the company’s newly commissioned propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Sibur-readies-PDH-plant-to-decide-on-large-Tobolsk-project-before-year-end_55422.html
September 19, 2013
China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) is expected to join a $2.5-billion petrochemical project planned in Uzbekistan, according to Uzbekistani government sources. CNPC has signed a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/CNPC-to-join-petrochemical-project-in-Uzbekistan_55255.html
September 19, 2013
Braskem has launched a plan to strengthen the plastics converting sector in Brazil, the company has announced. Braskem will provide a series of initiatives under the Plastic Chain...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Braskem-launches-plan-to-strengthen-Brazils-plastics-converting-sector_55258.html
September 19, 2013
Sahara Petrochemicals says it has completed maintenance work on the utility plant of its affiliate Al Waha Petrochemicals following a technical failure, which occured on 8 September...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Sahara-completes-maintenance-on-Al-Wahas-PP-complex_55257.html
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
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