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ExxonMobil starts up Baytown ethane cracker

Operations have started at ExxonMobil Chemical Company’s new 1.5 million tonne ethane cracker, which is providing ethylene feedstock to polyethylene lines at the company’s...

Sustainability takes the bench at RPC Bpi Protec

Flexible film converter RPC Bpi Protec is converting surplus PE bags and films into tables and benches as part of a closed-loop recycling scheme...

Borealis injects €15m in mtm plastics project

Borealis, an Austrian producer of polyethylene and polypropylene, has started a €15 million (US$17.5m) investment project in German recycler mtm plastics, while an additional €2.5m...

Smooth progress for A. Schulman as pouch interest grows

Growing interest in polyethylene pouches at the expense of rigid counterparts is driving sales of US-based plastics supplier A. Schulman’s Polybatch EasyPour masterbatch, which...

US petrochemical JV gains approval

Total, Borealis and Nova Chemicals have finalised a joint-venture in petrochemicals in the USA, after passing all required regulations. The company, named Bayport Polymers (Bay-Pol) is...

Tesco plans ambitious closed-loop packaging system

In an attempt to further packaging targets it set in 2017, British supermarket giant Tesco is to implement a more rigorous packaging system that...

Polyethylene demand doubles but demands on it rise too

In the wake of a global campaign to reduce single-use plastics and create plastics- free aisles in supermarkets, IHS Markit has predicted that demand for...

Trio of projects by Total could add three million tonnes of...

Petrochemical giant Total has signed an agreement with Sonatrach to launch engineering studies for a petrochemical project in Arzew, western Algeria. It is one...

Borealis joins in support to tackle ocean waste in Indonesia

Austrian producer of polyethylene and polypropylene Borealis has joined in the mission to tackle ocean plastics by providing funding for the second phase of the...

Borealis signs JDA for Kazakhstan polyethylene project

Polyolefins producer Borealis has signed a joint development agreement (JDA) with United Chemical Company (UCC), a 100 per cent subsidiary of Samruk-Kazyna, for the...