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Domestic olefins boost for Turkmenistan

A $3.4 billion plant for the production of polyethylene and polypropylene has been opened in Turkmenistan, which significantly increases the country’s domestic olefins production...

Borealis confirms world-scale PDH plant to be built in Belgium

Polyolefins giant Borealis is to build a world-scale 750,000 tonnes per year propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant in Belgium after successfully conducting a FEED study...

Agilyx expands recycling capacity to include olefins

US plastics recycling company Agilyx has expanded its circular recycling capacity to include feedstock for ethylene and propylene crackers. Already capable of processing scrap polystyrene...

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...

Spheripol selected for China PP project

Chinese company Fujian Zhongjing Petrochemical is using LyondellBasell’s 5th generation polypropylene (PP) technology - Spheripol - for two 600,000-tonne PP units, which will be constructed...

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...

NPE 2018 – Sabic expands key markets in the Americas

Chemicals manufacturer Sabic plans to sharpen its focus on key markets including thin wall packaging, caps and closures and personal hygiene, as part of...

Toray Plastics’s Torayfan BOPP films wins award

Toray Plastics (America), Inc’s Torayfan Over-the-Mountain (OTM) portfolio of BOPP films, which are designed to prevent packages from bursting when transported in high-altitude and...

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