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LyondellBasell looks to build new polyethylene plant at South Texas site

CEO Bob Patel said it could be a combination greenfield-brownfield project at one of the company's sites in metro Houston, but regional sites near Matagorda and Victoria are also possibilities.

Borouge selects Neste Jacobs as FEED contractor on Ruwais PE upgrade

This project is the third FEED project in a row which Neste Jacobs is delivering to Borouge in the UAE under the long-term service contract that was previously signed between the two companies.

LyondellBasell sells Argentine polypropylene unit Petroken to YPF-led group

Petroken operates a 180,000 tpy polypropylene (PP) plant in Ensenada and is a leading polypropylene producer in Argentina. It is being sold to a local consortium headed by YPF.

LyondellBasell to buy polypropylene compounder SJS Plastiblends in India

This strategic acquisition will expand LyondellBasell's existing footprint in India and further enhance the company's position in India's growing automotive market, according to company officials.

Hybrid polymer coating protects flanges in two steps

Belzona Polymerics Ltd.: Jucquois, A.

In June 2014, the plant maintenance manager of a chemical plant in southern Louisiana contacted an industrial services company for an alternative flange corrosion protection solution.The plant had a 5..

CB&I licenses styrene, ethylbenzene technology for Egypt plant expansion

The units will be a part of the Tahrir Petrochemicals complex expansion and will use CB&I's ethylbenzene (EB) and styrene (SM) technologies to produce 400,000 tpy of styrene monomer.

US posts increase in monthly resins production

US production of major plastic resins totaled 6.8 billion pounds during May 2015, an increase of 4.7% compared to the same month in 2014, according to American Chemistry Council (ACC) statistics.

SK Global Chemical, SABIC form new Asian JV for polyethylene products

Under the JV, SABIC will buy the Nexlene solution technology and a 230,000-tpy plant that manufactures a range of high-performance ethylene and alpha-olefin co-polymers in Olsan, South Korea.

Toyo, IKPT to build new Indonesia rubber project

TOYO entered into an offshore supply contract and IKPT entered into the detailed engineering, procurement and construction contract. The target for completion is in 2018.

HP Petrochemicals: Higher international sales boost 2015 earnings above forecast for many chemical leaders

Contributing Editor: Martin, S.

Raw materials costs continue to stay low in the US thanks to the shale boom, but the global decline in oil markets has eroded selling prices for many of the nation’s domestic chemicals and plastics producers.