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Japan's Kaneka to shut the Takasago PVC unit from early Nov for maintenance

Platts.com, 8th Sep 2018

Japan's Kaneka plans to shut its 279,000 mt/year PVC plant in Takasago from early November for three weeks of maintenance, a company source said Friday..Read More

 

Phillip 66 declares force majeure on polypropylene at Bayway refinery

Platts.com, 8th Sep 2018

Phillips 66 declared a force majuere Wednesday due to issues at its Bayway refinery in Linden, New Jersey, restricting the ability to supply polypropylene to customers, the company said Thursday..Read More

 

Czech Unipetrol's new 270,000 mt/year high density polyethylene unit to be ready by December 
Platts.com, 20th July 2018
Czech petrochemicals producer Unipetrol said Friday it expected to complete the construction of its new 270,000 mt/year capacity high density polyethylene unit in Litvinov by the end of this year..Read More
   

Naphtachimie's cracker in Lavera, France, to undergo maintenance from mid-September: market sources

Platts.com, 19th July 2018

The Naphtachimie stream cracker at Lavera in southern France, which has been running at reduced capacity since the end of June following a technical issue, will undergo maintenance in September, according to market sources..Read More

 

S Korea's Hanwha Total to raise olefins production capacity by Q2 2019

Platts.com, 13th July 2018 

South Korea's Hanwha Total Petrochemical plans to complete expansion of its Daesan petrochemical complex by the end of the second quarter in 2019, a company spokesman said Friday..Read More

 

Japan's Cosmo Oil to shut Yokkaichi isomer-mixed xylene plant for half-month in Oct

Platts.com, 2nd July 2018

Tokyo — Japan's Cosmo Oil plans to shut for scheduled maintenance its 300,000 mt/year isomer-MX plant at Yokkaichi for about half a month in October in line with upstream maintenance closures, a source close to the company said Tuesday..Read More

 

China's Fujian Jinjiang Petrochemical eyes commercial output at new CPL plant in August

Platts.com, 28th June 2018 

China's Fujian Jinjiang Petrochemical is expected to start commercial production at its new 200,000 mt/year caprolactam plant in Putian, in eastern China's Fujian province, by August, after major construction work was completed earlier this week, industry sources with knowledge of the matter said Thursday..Read More

 

Taiwan's Formosa to shut Mailiao VCM/Caustic Soda plants for turnaround 

Platts.com, 14th June 2018 

Taiwan's Formosa Plastic plans to shut its 800,000 mt/year vinyl chloride monomer and 1.133 million mt/year caustic soda plants in Mailiao over end June-mid July for annual maintenance, a company source said Thursday..Read More
 

Iran's Jam Petchem to shut HDPE/LLDPE unit in Aug for 1-month maintenance

Platts.com, 6th June 2018 

Iran's Jam Petrochemical will shut its 330,000 mt/year high density/ linear low density polyethylene swing plant in Asaluyeh in August for a month of maintenance, a company source said Wednesday..Read More
 

Taiwan's CGPC to shut Linyuan PVC plant in Jun for 2-3 days on power cut

Platts.com, 16th May 2018 

Taiwan's China General Plastics Corporation, or CGPC, plans to shut its 170,000 mt/year PVC unit in Linyuan for around two to three days in June, a company source said Wednesday..Read More

 

Braskem America polypropylene plant in Texas on target for 2020 startup: CEO

Platts.com, 8th May 2018 

Braskem America's planned 450,000 mt/year polypropylene plant along the Houston Ship Channel is well into its mechanical construction phase, with two reactors having been delivered from South Korea in mid-March, CEO Mark Nikolich said Tuesday on the sidelines of NPE 2018, a plastics trade show..Read More

 

Ineos declares force majeure on some HDPE grades produced in US: letter

Platts.com, 4th May 2018 

Ineos Olefins & Polymers USA this week issued a force majeure declaration on the supply of some grades of high density polyethylene due to April issues with production equipment, according to a company letter obtained Thursday..Read More

 

Taiwan's Formosa plans to start building $9.4 billion Louisiana complex in 2019

Platts.com, 25th Apr 2018 

Taiwan's Formosa Petrochemical Corp. plans to start building a $9.4 billion chemical manufacturing complex at St. James Parish, Louisiana, as early as 2019, the Louisiana government and the Taiwanese company announced late Monday.Read More

 

South Korea's Lotte Chemical to shut Yeosu aromatics plant in Sep for maintenance

Platts.com, 11th Apr 2018 Platts.com, 25th Apr 2018 

South Korea's Lotte Chemical plans to shut its Yeosu aromatics plant mid-September for maintenance, a source close to the company said Wednesday..Read More

 

China's Sinopec Zhenhai to shut naphtha cracker H2 May-end Jun for maintenance

Platts.com, 3rd Apr 2018

China's Sinopec Zhenhai Refining & Chemical plans to shut its naphtha-fed steam cracker at Zhenhai, Zhejiang province, from H2 May until end-June for scheduled maintenance, sources close to the company Tuesday said..Read More

 

Operational issues, blackout delay Braskem chlor-alkali restart: source

Platts.com, 23rd Mar 2018

A vast power outage that hit the northern half of Brazil this week further delayed Braskem's efforts to restart a chlor-alkali plant, prompting the company to seek more US ethylene dichloride to maintain uninterrupted polyvinyl chloride production, a source familiar with Braskem's operations said Friday..Read More

 

LyondellBasell begins maintenance at Texas steam cracker: sources

Platts.com, 6th Mar 2018 

LyondellBasell began a planned maintenance outage over the weekend at the OP-2 steam cracker in its Channelview, Texas, complex, sources said Tuesday..Read More

 

Saudi Advanced Petrochemical to shut Jubail PDH, PP units in late Feb

Platts.com, 23rd Feb 2018 

Saudi Arabia's Advanced Petrochemical Company will shut its 500,000 mt/year propane dehydrogenation unit and a polypropylene unit with an output capacity of 450,000 mt/year, at its Jubail complex on February 26 and February 28 respectively for scheduled maintenance of two to four weeks, the company said in a statement Friday..Read More

 

ExxonMobil expects Baytown, Texas, steam cracker to start up in Q2

Platts.com, 6th Feb 2018 

ExxonMobil said Tuesday its new 1.5 million mt/year steam cracker in Baytown, Texas, is mechanically complete and expected to start up in the second quarter of 2018..Read More

 

Nova declares force majeure on ethylene from Corunna, Ontario, site

Platts.com, 1st Feb 2018 

 
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