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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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Shell to increase capacity at Singapore petrochemical complex

November 15, 2012
PULAU BUKOM, Singapore — Shell announced today that it has taken a final investment decision to “debottleneck” its Singapore ethylene cracker. This is expected to increase the capacity of
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Chinese city halts petrochemical plant expansion following protests

October 29, 2012
NINGBO, China — Officials in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo halted plans to expand a China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. plant after hundreds of residents gathered in protest
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European petrochemicals industry benefits from shortages in the US, report claims

October 26, 2012
NEW YORK — Healthy export demands from overseas will keep the huge European butadiene market afloat, as local demand wanes, claims a new report by industry experts GBI Research.
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