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Uhde Inventa-Fischer completes revamp of Indorama's PET plant in Poland

8:25 AM MDT | September 18, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

Uhde Inventa-Fischer, a unit of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, said today that it has completed the revamp of a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle resins plant for Indorama Ventures' business at Włocławek, Poland. The capacity of the...


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Sibur proceeds with $9.5-billion petchem project at Tobolsk

Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petrochemical company, said today that, following the completion of the front-end engineering design (FEED) contracts and assessment of the design documentation, it is proceeding with the previously announced...

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Coca-Cola invests to help Virent scale up biobased p-xylene

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China allows expiry of antidumping duties on SBR from Russia, Japan, Korea

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IHS: Regulation and M&A activity reshaping Europe's chlorvinyls industry

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Invista licenses R2R technology to Ariha for new standalone facility

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Report: Echem studying $1.5-billion propylene project in Egypt

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Ineos and Doeflex combine PVC compounding operations

Ineos announced today that its Ineos Compounds unit and Doeflex Compounding have combined their polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compounding operations. The news follows a recent approval by the European Commission to go ahead with the plan. The newly combined...

Odebrecht's Ascent cracker project negotiates remediation agreement with WVDEP

Odebrecht’s (Salvador, Brazil) Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise (Ascent) steam cracker project continues to move forward with the acceptance of its voluntary remediation application by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Policy (WVDEP). The agency says its office of environmental remediation and Ascent are currently negotiating an agreement for the identification of health and ecological risks associated with current and potential future uses of the site and the establishment remediation standards....

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