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Sahara Petrochemicals' managing director retires
Sahara Petrochemicals Co. has announced the retirement of its managing director Esam Fuad Himdy, effective 15 June 2015. He will continue as board member until 26 June 2015. Sahara’s board has acknowledged with thanks Esam Fuad Himdy’s...

SK Global Chemical sells Nexlene PE business to JV with Sabic
SK Global Chemical (SKGC; Seoul) is to sell Nexlene, its premium polyethylene PE business to its joint venture with Sabic. Sabic SK Nexlene Co. (Singapore), an equally owned jv between the two companies, will be the owner of the technology as well as the...

Strike at ICL ends with deal on job cuts, efficiency measures
A strike that disrupted production of bromine and potash at Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) for more than three months has ended with agreement on an efficiency program that includes fewer job losses than ICL originally announced. Workers went on strike...

Sipchem commissions cable insulation polymers plant
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) on Monday announced the start of commercial operations at its cable insulation polymers plant owned by its affiliate Gulf Advanced Cables Insulation Co. (GACI), located at the Jubail Industrial City complex...

YanSab restarts ethylene glycol plant at Yanbu
Yanbu National Petrochemical Co. (Yansab; Yanbu, Saudi Arabia), a Sabic affiliate, says that it has now restarted its ethylene glycol (EG) facility at Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, following maintenance. The entire YanSab complex was down for a planned maintenance but...

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