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ExxonMobil expands PE capacity in Texas

ExxonMobil has started production on a high-performance polyethylene line at its Beaumont, Texas (USA) plant, which increases capacity by 65 per cent or 650,000...

A wringer for virgin resin

Recycled polyethylene has been introduced into a detergent tablet pouch produced by Spanish converter Saica Flex. The division of Saica Group adds that this...

Chevron Phillips targets Nova Chemicals with $15bn bid

Chevron Phillips (CPCHEM) could be set to become the third largest polyethylene producer in North America – after ExxonMobil and Dow Chemical – if...

Neste and LyondellBasell roll out parallel bio-based production

Neste and LyondellBasell have completed the first parallel production of bio-based polypropylene and bio-based low-density polyethylene at a commercial scale. The joint project used Finnish...

Simple spouts generate sustainability

Dow and Menshen have jointly developed a technology that claims to enable the production of spouted pouches made of mono-material films. Reverse Spout Sealing Technology...

Film converter invests in family of equipment

Seven new conversion machines for conventional and pre-stretched hand film are to be installed by bpi stretchfilms at its Bridgwater, Somerset (UK) plant as...

More than $200bn to be invested in US petrochemicals

The US petrochemicals industry is experiencing an investment renaissance, with more than $200 billion to be invested, said the senior vice president of Wood...

Flexible packaging converter closed down by administrators

Administrators have closed down a UK converter of flexible packaging based in Hereford, with the loss of 50 jobs. Visionscape, an environmental utilities group, formed...

Ineos selects Antwerp for world-scale investments

Ineos has confirmed Antwerp in Belgium as the location for its €3 billion ($3.4bn) world-scale propane dehydrogenation plant (750,000 tonnes a year) and world-scale...

Self-sufficient China still a big target for ethylene imports

Competition to import ethylene and ethylene derivates into China will likely become tougher this year despite the country becoming increasingly self-sufficient. Reports Wood Mackenzie, China is...

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