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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
June 12, 2013
Qatar Petroleum (QP; Doha) and Qatar Petrochemical Co. (Qapco), joint venture partners in a major petrochemical project planned at Ras Laffan, Qatar, have selected technologies for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Qatar-selects-Univation-and-Dow-technologies-for-Al-Sejeel-project_52775.html
June 11, 2013
The key theme for Borealis, Borouge, and Nova Chemicals at the K 2013 plastics and rubber trade fair at Düsseldorf later this year will be Open your mind, Borealis said at a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Borealis-Borouge-and-Nova-outline-plans-at-pre-K-event_52712.html
June 7, 2013
Cardia Bioplastics (Mulgrave, Australia) and biomolecular engineers at the University of Sydney are developing more cost-effective polypropylene carbonate (PPC) polymers, Cardia has...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Australias-Cardia-Bioplastics-and-Univ-of-Sydney-researchers-develop-renewable-PPC-polymers_52691.html
May 29, 2013
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Co. (Orpic; Muscat), plans to invest $3.6 billion to develop a petrochemicals complex near the Ṣuḥār, Oman, refinery, which will provide raw...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Oman-details-$3-6-billion-investment-in-petchems-at-ur_52355.html
May 28, 2013
Sibur (Moscow) has begun integrated equipment testing at the propylene storage facility and trial production of the first polypropylene (PP) line at the company’s Tobolsk-Polymer...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Sibur-begins-trial-runs-at-Tobolsk-polypropylene-complex_52322.html
May 23, 2013
Sabic has opened its first engineering plastics compounding facility as well as a new polypropylene (PP) compounding plant, at its manufacturing affiliate, Saudi Specialty Chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Report-Sabic-opens-compounding-facilities-at-Al-Jubail_52258.html
May 13, 2013
The Competition Tribunal (Pretoria) is set to hear next week the case brought against Sasol by the Competition Commission (Pretoria), under which Sasol was accused of charging...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Sasol-to-defend-propylene-and-PP-pricing-policies-before-competition-tribunal_51947.html
May 9, 2013
Braskem's first quarter earnings totaled R$227 million ($113 million), up 49% year-over-year (YOY) from R$152 million, but down 18% sequentially from R$275 million in the fourth quarter of 2012....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Braskem-first-quarter-net-income-up-49-percent_51886.html
May 7, 2013
State Oil Co. of Azerbaijan (Socar; Baku) will produce polypropylene (PP) at a new site to be established by its Azerikimya Production Union (Baku) subsidiary, Socar...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Report-Azerbaijans-Socar-to-raise-funds-to-build-PP-plant_51811.html
May 3, 2013

A fire at an ethylene purification unit at Formosa Plastics’ complex at Point Comfort, TX yesterday, injured 14 people. Eight of the injured have been treated and released as of Friday morning, according to a company spokesperson. 

The fire occurred in an ethylene purification area near the site’s “PE 1” high-density polyethylene (HDPE) production unit. 

...

http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Fire-injures-14-at-Formosas-Point-Comfort-TX-site_51743.html
May 3, 2013
Private equity firm Sun Capital (Boca Raton, FL) says it will combine five of the packaging companies its owns under its Exopack Holdings (Spartanburg, SC) investment. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Sun-Capital-to-combine-packaging-investments-under-Exopack_51745.html
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