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February 27, 2009
Banking company Santander (Madrid) says it plans to sell its 32% stake in refining company Cepsa (Madrid), the parent of petrochemicals firm Cepsa Quimica. Santander has...
January 23, 2009
Abu Dhabi Polymers Park (ADPP), a recently created industrial cluster in Abu Dhabi, is expected to host about 60 plastics processing factories by 2015, involving a combined investment...
December 12, 2008
The Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX) says it will launch plastics futures contracts on February 5, 2009. Futures contracts for linear low-density polyethylene and...
December 10, 2008
Third GPCA Forum opens in Dubai today with ribbon cutting by HE Abdulla Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah of Qatar....
December 4, 2008
The global financial crisis and economic downturn have slowed growth in China, curbing projected 2009 ethylene demand growth rates in China to half of recent levels, says Li Xihong, president of Sinopec’s economics and development research institute....
December 3, 2008
The global chemical industry has a “central and expanding” role to play in meeting the world’s long-term energy challenges of surging demand, constrained supplies, and added stress on the environment, says Ben van Beurden, executive v.p. at Shell Chemicals....
November 10, 2008
Borealis says it has selected the LyondellBasell Lupotech T technology for a 350,000-m.t./year low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant to be built in the Mideast by 2013. Borealis's...
November 4, 2008
DuPont says it has opened an office in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), to strengthen its relationship with the oil and gas, building and construction, automotive coatings...
September 26, 2008
Borealis and its Borouge (Abu Dhabi) joint venture are making progress on previously announced plans to establish two large-scale petrochemical complexes in Abu Dhabi. The companies...
August 20, 2008
Borealis has confirmed that a melamine plant is included in a feasibility study for a $20-billion “chemicals industrial city” at Taweelah, Abu Dhabi. Borealis and its...
August 20, 2008
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) has reported a 445% increase in net profits to $703.2 million for the second quarter ended June 30. And sales for the period increased by 116% to...
August 14, 2008
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (Mumbai) says the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC; Washington DC) has given clearance for the previously announced tender offer by Alkaloida Chemical...
August 7, 2008
The need for strong partnerships; product diversification; and the challenge of attracting and retaining talent in the industry topped the agenda of first-day speakers at the Second Annual Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) Forum in Dubai Wednesday...
August 4, 2008
The Second Annual Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) Forum attracted more than 750 delegates, a big increase on the 450 delegates who attended the first meeting....
July 16, 2008
Air Liquide says it has acquired Pure Helium (Mumbai), an international supplier of liquid and gaseous helium, helium based mixtures, and argon. Pure Helium also has a presence in...
July 1, 2008
Paintmaker Becker Industrie (Montbrison, France) says it will open a €1-million ($1.6 million) metal coatings plant at Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) this fall...
June 26, 2008
Cabot Corp. says it plans to build a carbon black masterbatch manufacturing plant in the Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai. The plant will have an initial capacity of 25,000 m.t./year with...
June 3, 2008
Cabot says it will build a new carbon black masterbatch plant in Dubai, due onstream in the fall of 2009. The plant will have initial capacity of 25,000 tons/year, with the ability to...
May 27, 2008
BASF says its Elastogran polyurethanes (PU) subsidiary and the Kanoo Group (Manama, Bahrain) have agreed to form a PU systems joint venture in Dubai. The jv, to be owned 51% by Kanoo...
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