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BP To Launch Next Generation Self-Reinforced Composites

19-Mar-2001

BP is to launch a new generation of formable, self-reinforced thermoplastic sheet composites under the trademark “Curv”. Curv self-reinforced polypropylene can be thermoformed, stamped or compression moulded to make parts with exceptional mechanical properties including unprecedented impact ...

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Ciba Specialty Chemicals and EPI Environmental Technologies to cooperate in additives for degradable polymers

14-Mar-2001

Ciba Specialty Chemicals Inc., the leading global polymer additives supplier, and EPI Environmental Technologies Inc., a supplier of products for totally degradable plastic applications, have signed a global cooperation agreement. Effective April 15th, 2001, Ciba will become exclusive distributor ...

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BP, Sinopec and SPC Complete Shanghai Ethylene Project Feasibility Study

12-Mar-2001

BP, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec Corp) and Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company Limited (SPC) announced today that they have signed an approval agreement for the joint feasibility study for approval of a $2.7 billion ethylene cracker and derivatives complex to begin ...

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Dow Polypropylene Production Begins at Freeport Site

16-Jan-2001

Dow Plastics† today announced the successful start-up of its production plant for DOW PolyPropylene RESiNS and INSPiRE* Performance Polymers at the Freeport, Texas, site of The Dow Chemical Company. "We are very pleased with the successful start-up of our Freeport plant," reports Bill ...

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BP Deal With Solvay Strengthens Polyolefins Position

20-Dec-2000

BP and Solvay announced today that they have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at strengthening their polymers businesses in Europe and the United States. In Europe, Solvay will transfer its polypropylene business to BP. The two companies will also combine their European ...

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Basell to shut down approximately 500KT of polypropylene capacity

20-Dec-2000

Basell NV announced today that it plans to shut down temporarily polypropylene production lines in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States with a total annual capacity of approximately 500KT due to a serious supply/demand imbalance in the polypropylene industry. “We are taking ...

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Shell and CNOOC sign joint venture petrochemicals contract

31-Oct-2000

28-10-2000 A joint venture contract for a US$4 billion petrochemicals complex in southern China was signed today by Wei Liucheng, President of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), and Evert Henkes, chief executive of Shell ...

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Celanese AG Completes Acquisition of Air Products' Polyvinyl Alcohol Business

10-Oct-2000

Celanese AG today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the polyvinyl alcohol business of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. for $326 million after having received the necessary governmental approvals. On September 5, Celanese announced it had signed an asset purchase ...

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Green light for Basell

05-Oct-2000

The US Federal Trade Commission has cleared the way for the merger of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group’s (Shell) and BASF’s polyolefin operations. The new 50/50 joint venture was already approved, subject to conditions by the European competition authorities. ...

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