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Russian petrochemical giants eye PE, PP markets

January 16, 2013
The two largest petrochemical companies in Russia, Sibur and Nizhnekamsk, have been claiming the title of leader on the country's petrochemical market over the past few years and it looks like their battle will continue in 2013.
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Westlake Chemical begins ethylene capacity expansion project in Lake Charles, La.

January 10, 2013
Westlake Chemical Corp.’s previously announced expansion of the Petro 2 ethylene unit at its complex in Lake Charles, La. has begun.
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Eagle Ford shale to boost US petrochemical export

January 7, 2013
Plentiful shale gas resources in Texas are set to help its petrochemical industry expand not just on the domestic market but also overseas.
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Demand for recycled plastics grows in North America

January 2, 2013
Canada managed to increase the amount of packaging and other plastic products recycled in 2011 by almost a quarter compared to figures from 2010, a recent report from recycling solutions provider Moore Recycling Associates has shown.
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US ethylene boom on its way, report says

December 20, 2012
The ongoing shale revolution will see the U.S. ethylene industry surge in the near future, growing by more than a third by 2017, predicts the latest report from business intelligence experts GlobalData
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Indonesia to invest heavily in petrochemical industry

December 19, 2012
Indonesia is planning to boost its petrochemical industry and start exporting by 2016 thanks to two upstream petrochemical centers that will be constructed over the next couple of years.
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Global chemicals industry set for huge overhaul

December 19, 2012
The global chemicals industry is set to go through revolutionary changes on a scale it has not seen for 75 years, dramatically changing the industry over the next few years, according to Kevin Swift of the American Chemistry Council.
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Finnish scientists develop new bio-based plastic packaging

December 13, 2012
ESPOO, Finland — Researchers in Finland have developed new technology that can boost the quality of bio-based plastic packaging and could allow the industry to move away from petroleum-based plastics.
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Sasol commences FEED phase for $21 billion Louisiana gas-to-liquids facility

December 4, 2012
LAKE CHARLES, La. -- South African-based energy and chemicals company, Sasol, says it will proceed with front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase for an integrated, 96,000 bbl/d gas-to-liquids (GTL)
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Gulf petrochemicals producers to outline future strategies

November 21, 2012
DUBAI — Petrochemical producers from the Gulf countries need to find ways to develop their business to its full capacity, says Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, secretary general of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA).
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