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Polyethylene (PE) - Products, End-Uses & Technologies - A Global Market Watch, 2011 - 2016 - Product Image

Polyethylene (PE) - Products, End-Uses & Technologies - A Global Market Watch, 2011 - 2016

  • Published: December 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 1110 Pages
  • Axis Research Mind

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Global Market Watch:

The polyethylene (PE) volume market is expected to reach 105.1 million tons by 2016 primarily supported by the product types - Low-Density Polyethylene and EVA Co-Polymers; technology - Film Extrusion and Extrusion Blow Molding. Globally, High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) together account for approximately 69.8% of the market are expected to support the plastics industry going forward. Geographical analysis for polyethylene (PE) in Packaging application sector market shows that the highest Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 8.8% is anticipated from European region during the analysis period 2011-2016. Asia-Pacific follows Europe with a CAGR of 8.2% while the Americas forecasts to drive with a growth rate of 6.0%. Polyethylene (PE) is widely dominated in future among the polymers.

Report Focus:

The ‘Polyethylene (PE) - Products, End-Uses & Technologies - A Global Market Watch, 2011 - 2016' reviews the latest trends in plastics industry with a perceptive to identify the near-future growth prospects. The plastics industry is a fragmented market with multiple market participants, opens up numerous READ MORE >

I. REPORT FOCUS
A. INTRODUCTION

PLASTICS
PLASTICS IN GENERAL
INTRODUCTION
ORIGIN AND HISTORY
PLASTICS HISTORY IN EUROPE
DEVELOPMENT OF PLASTICS IN THE US
INTRODUCTION OF FORMALDEHYDE RESINS
EMERGENCE OF PLASTICS IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
MODERN LIFE MADE EASIER BY PLASTICS

ADVANTAGES OF PLASTICS IN VARIOUS SECTORS
FOOD
CLOTHING
HOUSEHOLD
TRANSPORTATION
HEALTH CARE
COMMUNICATION/ENTERTAINMENT
SPORTS AND RECREATION

SOME INTERESTING FACTS
PLASTICS IN EVERYDAY LIFE
PLASTICS AND THE ECONOMY
PLASTICS AND ENERGY
PLASTICS IN MEDICINE
PLASTIC IN WASTE STREAM
PLASTICS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

DEFINITIONS OF RESINS
RESINS
THERMOPLASTICS AND THERMOSETS

B. POLYETHYLENE (PE) – IN BRIEF
POLYETHYLENE DENSITY CLASSIFICATION
PRACTICAL LIMITATIONS IN THE PRODUCTION OF POLYETHYLENE (PE) - COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGIES

TYPES OF POLYETHYLENE (PE)
1. HIGH-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (HDPE)
PROPERTIES
APPLICATIONS
ADVANTAGES OF HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (HDPE)
DISADVANTAGES OF HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (HDPE)
ADVANTAGES OF HDPE PIPES OVER CONVENTIONAL PIPES
IMPACTS OF RECYCLING HDPE AND PET BOTTLES

2. LOW-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (LDPE)
PROPERTIES
APPLICATIONS

3. LINEAR LOW-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (LLDPE)
PRODUCTION, PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS
ADVANTAGES
DISADVANTAGES
TYPICAL PROPERTIES
APPLICATIONS

4. EVA CO-POLYMERS
USES
APPLICATIONS

C. POLYETHYLENE (PE) - PRODUCT - MARKET BRIEFING
EUROPE
THE AMERICAS
ASIA-PACIFIC
REST OF WORLD

POLYETHYLENE (PE) - END-USER - MARKET BRIEFING
EUROPE
THE AMERICAS
ASIA-PACIFIC
REST OF WORLD

POLYETHYLENE (PE) - TECHNOLOGY - MARKET BRIEFING
EUROPE
THE AMERICAS
ASIA-PACIFIC
REST OF WORLD

II. MARKET ANALYSIS

POLYETHYLENE (PE) – INDUSTRY SNAPSHOT

A. POLYETHYLENE (PE) – SEGMENTATION

PLASTICS – GLOBAL VALUE
PLASTICS – BY GEOGRAPHY
EUROPE
THE AMERICAS
ASIA-PACIFIC
REST OF WORLD

PLASTICS – GLOBAL VOLUME
PLASTICS – BY GEOGRAPHY
EUROPE
THE AMERICAS
ASIA-PACIFIC
REST OF WORLD

POLYETHYLENE (PE) – GLOBAL
POLYETHYLENE (PE) – GEOGRAPHY
EUROPE
THE AMERICAS
ASIA-PACIFIC
REST OF WORLD

POLYETHYLENE (PE) - BY TYPE – GLOBAL
POLYETHYLENE (PE) - TYPE – BY GEOGRAPHY
HDPE
EUROPE
THE AMERICAS
ASIA-PACIFIC
REST OF WORLD

LDPE
EUROPE
THE AMERICAS
ASIA-PACIFIC
REST OF WORLD

LLDPE
EUROPE
THE AMERICAS
ASIA-PACIFIC
REST OF WORLD

EVA CO-POLYMERS
EUROPE
THE AMERICAS
ASIA-PACIFIC
REST OF WORLD

POLYETHYLENE (PE) - END-USER – GLOBAL
POLYETHYLENE (PE) - END-USER – BY GEOGRAPHY
PACKAGING
EUROPE
THE AMERICAS
ASIA-PACIFIC
REST OF WORLD

CONSTRUCTION
EUROPE
THE AMERICAS
ASIA-PACIFIC
REST OF WORLD

FOOD PRODUCTS
EUROPE
THE AMERICAS
ASIA-PACIFIC
REST OF WORLD

CONSUMER PRODUCTS
EUROPE
THE AMERICAS
ASIA-PACIFIC
REST OF WORLD

OTHER
EUROPE
THE AMERICAS
ASIA-PACIFIC
REST OF WORLD

POLYETHYLENE (PE) - TECHNOLOGY – GLOBAL
POLYETHYLENE (PE) - TECHNOLOGY – BY GEOGRAPHY
FILM EXTRUSION
EUROPE
THE AMERICAS
ASIA-PACIFIC
REST OF WORLD

PIPE EXTRUSION
EUROPE
THE AMERICAS
ASIA-PACIFIC
REST OF WORLD

EXTRUSION BLOW MOLDING
EUROPE
THE AMERICAS
ASIA-PACIFIC
REST OF WORLD

EXTRUSION COATING
EUROPE
THE AMERICAS
ASIA-PACIFIC
REST OF WORLD

CABLE EXTRUSION
EUROPE
THE AMERICAS
ASIA-PACIFIC
REST OF WORLD

INJECTION MOLDING
EUROPE
THE AMERICAS
ASIA-PACIFIC
REST OF WORLD

OTHER
EUROPE
THE AMERICAS
ASIA-PACIFIC
REST OF WORLD

B. GROWTH RATE ANALYSIS
GLOBAL PLASTICS MARKET GROWTH RATES

POLYETHYLENE (PE)
GLOBAL POLYETHYLENE (PE) MARKET GROWTH RATES

POLYETHYLENE (PE) MARKET - BY TYPE
GLOBAL POLYETHYLENE (PE) - TYPE - GROWTH RATES

POLYETHYLENE (PE) MARKET - BY END-USER
GLOBAL POLYETHYLENE (PE) - END-USER - GROWTH RATES

POLYETHYLENE (PE) MARKET - BY TECHNOLOGY
GLOBAL POLYETHYLENE (PE) - TECHNOLOGY - GROWTH RATES

C. INVESTMENT FOCUS
CONCLUSION

III. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
A. PLASTICS AND GLOBAL NETWORKING
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF EFFECTIVE ANTIMICROBIAL MASTERBATCHES FOR PLASTICS INDUSTRY
FACTORS AFFECTING PLASTIC PACKAGING MARKET IN THE WEAK ECONOMIC SCENARIO POST 2008
2010 - A YEAR OF RECOVERY AND GROWTH FOR GLOBAL PETROCHEMICAL AND POLYMER INDUSTRY
POLYMER SCENARIO IN 2010
QUALITY FACTORS INFLUENCING THE SOURCING OF MATERIAL
METAL VS PLASTICS - DESIGN FLEXIBILITY AND IMPROVED FUNCTIONALITY

B. PLASTICS IN VARIOUS COUNTRIES
THE AMERICAS
PLASTIC RECYCLING IN THE AMERICAS – OVERVIEW
PLASTICS IN USA
U.S. PLASTIC RESINS INDUSTRY - EFFECTS OF GLOBAL RECESSION
PLASTICS IN MEXICO
THE AMERICAS MARKET SNAPSHOT

EUROPE
THE ASSOCIATION OF ITALIAN PLASTICS AND RUBBER RECORDS A GROWTH IN 2011
EUROPEAN COMMISSION'S REGULATION 450/2009 ON ACTIVE AND INTELLIGENT PACKAGING
EUROPEAN PLASTICS MARKET SNAPSHOT:

ASIA-PACIFIC
PLASTICS IN PAKISTAN
EVOLUTION OF PLASTIC INDUSTRY IN PAKISTAN
PLASTICS INDUSTRY FROM THE 90'S
THE PLASTIC RESIN INDUSTRY IN PAKISTAN

PLASTICS IN CHINA
A REVIEW ON PLASTICS INDUSTRY IN CHINA
PE, PP AND PVC DEMAND IN CHINA
MODIFIED PLASTICS IN CHINA
PLASTIC SCRAP RECYCLING IN CHINA
EU TAX ON PLASTIC BOTTLE MATERIAL IN CHINA
BAN ON BABY FEEDING BOTTLES IN CHINA

CHINA'S PLASTICS INDUSTRY - DEVELOPMENT STATUS
GROWTH IN OUTPUT AND OUTPUT VALUE DURING JANUARY-APRIL 2009:
GROWTH IN WESTERN AND CENTRAL REGIONS AND INDUSTRIAL

GROWING PROSPECTS FOR CHINA'S PLASTIC MOULD INDUSTRY
CHALLENGES FOR CHINA'S MOULD INDUSTRY

GREEN CAMPAIGN IN PLASTIC INDUSTRY
PLASTIC RAW MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS EXPORT AND IMPORT SLOWS DOWN IN CHINA
WESTERN CHINA MARCHING AHEAD
USA – CHINA PLASTICS TRADE
EFFECTS OF AMERICAN MACHINERY ENTERPRISE IN CHINESE MARKET
PLASTIC WASTE - FROM U.S. TO CHINA
U.S. - CHINA TRADE RELATIONS
UNDERVALUATION OF CHINESE CURRENCY
LACK OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN CHINA
NEED FOR TARIFF REDUCTIONS
CONCLUSION

PLASTIC BAG BAN IN CHINA - MARKET TRENDS AND CONSUMER COOPERATION
PLASTICS IN CHINA'S ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT INDUSTRY - RECENT TRENDS
NEW ENGINEERING PLASTICS FOR ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT:

CAFTA AND ITS BENEFITS TO CHINA AND THE ASEAN REGION
REGULATIONS ON IMPORTED PLASTIC SCRAP - BLEAK FUTURE FOR RECYCLING INDUSTRY

PLASTICS MARKET SENTIMENT IN CHINA
SUMMARY
MARKET SENTIMENT
TRADING AND GRADES REPROCESSED
PRODUCTION
END-USE MARKET SALES
MARGINS AND CASH FLOW
CAPACITY EXPANSIONS AND STOCK LEVELS
RECOVERED PLASTICS PURCHASES
MATERIAL SOURCING AND QUALITY CONSIDERATIONS
LEGISLATION ON IMPORTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY
CONCLUSION

FOAM PLASTICS
PLASTIC PACKING CASE AND CONTAINER
PLASTICS PARTS
BASIC PLASTICS AND SYNTHETIC RESIN

NEW CHEMICALS REGISTRATION AND EVALUATION IN CHINA
THE PACKAGING-RELATED LAWS, REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS IN CHINA
REDUCTION OF PVC IMPORTS IN CHINA

PLASTICS IN THAILAND

PLASTICS IN AUSTRALIA
MARKET CONDITIONS FOR USED PLASTICS DURING 2009-10

PLASTICS IN INDIA
POLYMER SCENARIO IN INDIA IN 2010
INDIAN AGRICULTURE
IMPRESSIVE GROWTH OF AGRICULTURE IN GUJARAT STATE
EXOGENOUS DRIVERS OF AGRICULTURAL GROWTH
1. IMPROVED MARKET ACCESS
2. TECHNICAL SUPPORT, CREDIT AND EXTENSION
3. CANAL IRRIGATION
4. MANAGEMENT OF THE GROUNDWATER ECONOMY
5. ELECTRICITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE
6. GROSS CROPPED AREA (GCA)
PLASTICS IN AGRICULTURE SECTOR
FUTURE SCENARIO

POLYETHYLENE GREENHOUSES IN INDIA
TYPES OF PE GREENHOUSES
MANUFACTURING PROCESS
ADVANTAGES OF PE GREENHOUSES
MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR PE GREENHOUSES
ASIA-PACIFIC PLASTICS MARKET SNAPSHOT

REST OF WORLD
PLASTICS IN SOUTH AFRICA
SUBSECTORS
CHALLENGES
FUTURE GROWTH
MARKET SIZE, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SAFETY ISSUES

PLASTICS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
GULF PETROCHEMICALS AND CHEMICALS ASSOCIATION (GPCA) PLASTICS SUMMIT
REST OF WORLD PLASTICS MARKET SNAPSHOT
PLASTICS FUTURE PROSPECTS: GLOBAL SCENARIO

C. A REVIEW ON POLYETHYLENE (PE)
EVOLUTION
PE 100 – IDEAL FOR GAS PIPELINES
PE MARKET LEADERS
PE MULCH FILM FOR GLOBAL AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION - 2011 FIGURES
COMPANIES INVOLVED IN RELATED STUDIES

PE CONSUMPTION
PE DEMAND
PE CONSUMPTION - ASIA-PACIFIC AND THE MIDDLE EAST: 2011-2016
PE CONSUMPTION - EUROPE, NORTH AMERICA AND OTHER COUNTRIES: 2011-2016
PE PRICE TRENDS IN CHINA - 2009
PE IMPORT AND EXPORT PRICES IN CHINA IN FEBRUARY 2009
MAJOR SHIFTS IN PE PRODUCERS' HDPE PRODUCTION
GLOBAL MARKET SUMMARY
GLOBAL RECOVERY OF PE FILM EXTRUSION IN 2010-2011
SEGMENT-WISE FIGURES
HOW DIFFERENT COUNTRIES FARE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF PLASTICS FILMS
MAJOR PLAYERS IN THE INDUSTRY

1. HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (HDPE)
GROWING GLOBAL HDPE MARKET
INNOVATIVE END-USE APPLICATIONS FOR HDPE PIPES IN INDIA
KEY APPLICATIONS:

2. LOW-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (LDPE)
METALLOCENE LINEAR LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE RESINS (MLLDPE)
FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS

3. LINEAR LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (LLDPE)
MARKET TRENDS
FUTURE MARKETS

4. EVA CO-POLYMERS

PE MARKET DATA AND COMMERCIAL USES IN VARIOUS TYPES
1. HDPE
MARKET RECOVERY FOLLOWING ECONOMIC DOWNTURN
NEW CAPACITY BUILDUP'S

2. LLDPE
LINEAR LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (LLDPE) - FABRICATION & MANUFACTURING PROCESS
LLDPE MARKET DATA AND COMMERCIAL USES
DECLINING DEMAND
NEW CAPACITY ADDITIONS
GLOBAL REVIEW OF LLDPE PRICING INFORMATION - 2011

E. INDUSTRY ACTIVITIES
RELIANCE TO ENTER INTO COLLABORATION WITH BRITISH PETROLEUM TO DOWNSTREAM SEGMENT
DOW ANNOUNCES PE PRICE INCREASE ACROSS EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA
DOW COMMENCES PRODUCTION OF ENLIGHT™ POLYOLEFIN ENCAPSULANT FILMS IN THAILAND
DHUNSERI PETROCHEM TO TRIPLE TURNOVER IN 2013-14 WITH EGYPTIAN PET PROJECT
JBF PETROCHEMICALS SIGN AGREEMENT FOR LICENSING BP'S PTA TECHNOLOGY
EASTMAN AND SINOPEC YANGZI IN JV TO CONSTRUCT GLOBALLY SCALED HYDROGENATED HYDROCARBON RESIN PLANT
HONEYWELL'S UOP CHOSEN BY LUKOIL TO OFFER TECHNOLOGY FOR HIGH-QUALITY GASOLINE AND PETROCHEMICAL PRODUCTION
IP BOOSTS STAMAX LGFPP COMPOSITE RESIN CAPACITY AT GENK, BELGIUM
CHINACOAL MENGDA TO LICENSE DOW UNIPOL™ PPT SOLUTIONS (POLYPROPYLENE PROCESS TECHNOLOGY)
INVISTA PURCHASES PET RESIN AND FEEDSTOCK TECHNOLOGY FROM LA SEDA DE BARCELONA
SOLVAY LAUNCHES ZENIVA ZA-520 TO EXPAND PEEK IMPLANTS
MUCELL EXTRUSION OBTAINS LICENSE FOR DOW CHEMICAL'S THIN FOAMED FILMS
APPE SET TO INAUGURATE POLISH PACKING UNIT
REPI INAUGURATES COLOUR AND ADDITIVE CONCENTRATE FACILITY IN US
ELECTROPLAST INSTALLS THREE NEW ENGEL DUO 500 INJECTION MOULDING MACHINES
CIECH GROUP TO SELL PUR FOAM SUBSIDIARY CIECH PIANKI
INEOS LICENCES PP PROCESSES TO RUSSIAN COMPANY ZAO VOSTOCHNAYA NEFTECHEMICHESKAYA
SUZUKI MOTOR'S NEW SUZUKI SUPER POLYPROPYLENE IS 10% LIGHTER AND SUPERB IN MATERIAL COLOURING
PETROFAC WINS $500 MILLION SAUDI ARAMCO, SUMITOMO DEAL
EASTMAN ACQUIRES SOLUTIA
ASTRA POLYMERS SIGNS DEAL WITH BASF TO MANUFACTURE CUSTOMER SPECIFIC BLENDS (CSB) IN SAUDI ARABIA
TEIJIN CHEMICALS INTRODUCES PANLITE AM, AN ENHANCED LIGHTWEIGHT POLYMER ALLOY FOR AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS
BASF TO ESTABLISH A BUTADIENE EXTRACTION PLANT IN ANTWERP
W. R. GRACE SIGNS MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENT WITH BRASKEM TO DEVELOP TECHNOLOGIES AND CATALYST SOLUTIONS TO PRODUCE GREEN CHEMICALS
PTT GLOBAL TO INVEST US$11 BLN BY 2020 TO EXPAND CAPACITY, AND WILL FOCUS ON HIGH-MARGIN SPECIALTIES AND GREEN PRODUCTS.
MITSUI AND SINOPEC IN EPT JOINT VENTURE
OCTAL FINISHES SECOND PHASE PET EXPANSION AT SALALAH COMPLEX
BRASKEM ACQUIRES PROPYLENE SPLITTER ASSETS AT SUNOCO'S EX-REFINERY IN MARCUS HOOK
POLISH OIL REFINER PKN ORLEN SA NOT INTO DISCUSSION ON THE SALE OF PETROCHEMICAL SECTORS
GLOBAL ACHIEVEMENT WITH THE MARKET LAUNCH OF THE GX SERIES OF KRAUSSMAFFEI
CEREPLAST GRANTED PATENT FOR HIGH HEAT RESISTANT POLYMER COMPOSITIONS HAVING POLYLACTIC ACID (PLA)
SABIC TO AUGMENT BELGIAN LGFPP CAPACITY TO ADDRESS AUTOMOTIVE CUSTOMER DEMAND
PAKISTAN'S FIRST BOPET FILM FACILITY INITIATES PRODUCTION
HC PETROCHEM TO FINISH CONSTRUCTION OF NEW 800,000 TPA PARAXYLENE UNIT
PETRONAS INKS HEADS OF AGREEMENT WITH VERSALIS SPA TO JOINTLY OWN, DEVELOP, CONSTRUCTS AND OPERATES ELASTOMER PLANTS
GUANGDONG ZHENRONG CONSIDERS ACQUISITION OF 51% STAKE IN TITAN PETROCHEMICALS
PTT PLANS TO DEVOTE US$2-3 BLN IN MYANMAR
LINDE PHILIPPINES AWARDED CONTRACT BY JG SUMMIT PETROCHEMICALS CORP.
MONDI ACQUIRES GERMANY-BASED NORDENIA
JACOBS WINS FEED CONTRACT FROM SAUDI KAYAN PETROCHEMICAL COMPANY
SABIC AND EXXONMOBIL IN JOINT VENTURE TO BUILD A SPECIALTY ELASTOMERS PLANT AT AL-JUBAIL
OMAN AND ABU DHABI TO JOINTLY DEVELOP REFINERY AND PETROCHEMICALS COMPLEX IN DUQM
AZELIS SELLS THERMOPLASTIC POLYMERS BUSINESS
ALFA LAVAL GETS PACKINOX HEAT EXCHANGERS RRDER FROM SOUTH KOREAN REFINERY
TECHNIP SET TO ACQUIRE STONE & WEBSTER PROCESS TECHNOLOGIES FROM THE SHAW GROUP
PETRONAS EXPECTED TO DECIDE FINAL INVESTMENT ON JOHOR REFINERY PROJECT BY MID-2013
JM EAGLE TO EXPAND PRODUCTION TO MEET DEMAND IN NORTHERN MARKETS
DOW TO BUILD ENLIGHT™ POLYOLEFIN ENCAPSULANT FILM PLANT IN SCHKOPAU
CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL SIGNS LOI TO EVALUATE PETROCHEM PLANT IN IRAQ
SIPCHEM AFFILIATE SIGNS SHARIAH COMPLIANT SR1.4 BLN LOAN DEAL
APTARGROUP TO ACQUIRE STELMI GROUP OF FRANCE
GAIL TO USE AXENS' ALPHABUTOL TECHNOLOGY FOR NEW ETHYLENE DIMERIZATION UNIT AT PATA
PETRONAS SINGS HOAS WITH POTENTIAL PARTNERS FOR PETROCHEMICAL VENTURES
SIDPEC SUBSIDIARY RECEIVES 5 OFFERS FOR SETTING UP POLYETHYLENE PLANT
WORLD'S LARGEST PLASTICS RECYCLING PLANT, CONTINUUM RECYCLING, INAUGURATED
SOLVAY INAUGURATES NEW R&D AND TECHNOLOGY CENTRE IN INDIA
CLARIANT'S NEW LIQUID VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANCE IN EXTRUSION BLOW MOLDING-OF-POLYOLEFINS
POLYONE TO BEGIN OPERATIONS IN COSTA RICA
MEDALIST MD-200 SERIES OF HIGH-PURITY TPV MEDICAL ELASTOMERS MEET ISO AND FDA STANDARDS
CLARIANT MASTERBATCHES DEVELOPS NEW LVT FOR POLYOLEFIN EXTRUSION BLOW MOLDING
BOREALIS TO SHOWCASE INNOVATIVE PIPE AND ADVANCED PACKAGING SOLUTIONS IN PLASTPOL 2012
SAUDI ARABIAN COMPANY AND TURKEY'S BAYEGAN TO JOINTLY INVEST IN A PP PLANT IN TURKEY
LARSEN & TOUBRO JV ACHIEVES PROCURE AND CONSTRUCT CONTRACT FROM SADARA CHEMICAL COMPANY
BASF ACQUIRES MAZZAFERRO GROUP'S PA POLYMER BUSINESS IN BRAZIL
CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHOOSES TEXAS FOR TWO NEW POLYETHYLENE FACILITIES
RENOLIT ACQUIRES MEDICAL FILM DIVISION OF CHINA'S AUSTAR PMC
HONEYWELL'S UOP C3 AND C4 OLEFLEX CHOSEN FOR PETROCHEMICAL PRODUCTION IN CHINA
ZHEJIANG HENGYI SIGNS LEASE AGREEMENT WITH BEDB FOR INTEGRATED REFINERY & AROMATICS CRACKER PROJECT
GE OFFERS COMPRESSOR TECHNOLOGY TO JV BRASKEM IDESA FOR HIGH-EFFICIENCY LDPE PRODUCTION
CLARIANT INTRODUCES LICOCARE™ SBW11 TP
SOLVAY AND RHODIA TO INVEST IN CHINA FOR EXPANSION IN ASIA
TOTAL SIGNS MOU WITH KPC FOR INTEGRATED REFINING AND PETROCHEMICALS PLATFORM IN CHINA
HONEYWELL'S UOP TO EXPAND ADSORBENTS AND CATALYSTS PRODUCTION AT ALABAMA FACILITY
SONGWON DOUBLES CAPACITY OF OPS RANGE
BASF TO INVEST €150M IN DAHEJ PCPIR, INDIA
DOW AWARDS THIRD AND FINAL LICENSE FOR NEW POLYMERIC FLAME RETARDANT TO ALBEMARLE
KBR TO DESIGN AND BUILD ETHYLENE FURNACE FOR INEOS OLEFINS COMPLEX IN ALVIN
CB&I RECEIVES CONTRACT FOR EXPANSION OF WILLIAMS OLEFINS PETROCHEMICALS PROJECT IN GEISMAR
CEREPLAST LAUNCHES HYBRID 651D RESINS
CUSTOM IMD ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF PLASTIC SKULL PROSTHESIS
BWAY SIGNS AGREEMENT TO SELL PLASTIC BOTTLE BUSINESS TO RING CONTAINER
MONDI GROUP MAKES OFFER TO ACQUIRE THE MINORITY INTEREST IN MONDI SWIECIE S.A.
WIENERBERGER SIGNS AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE SOLVAY'S STAKE IN PIPELIFE
POLYONE GLS ADDS THREE NEW MATERIALS TO ITS VERSALLOY™ HC PORTFOLIO
BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE SHOWCASES PRODUCTS AT VDI CONFERENCE ON“PLASTICS IN AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING”
LUKOIL GETS OFFER OF 20% IN THE JOINT VENTURE TO OPERATE ISAB
SULZERCHEMTECH COMMISSIONS A PLANT FOR PLA PRODUCTION USING SYNBRA TECHNOLOGY
NOVAMONT AND GENOMATICATO FORM JOINT VENTURE IN EUROPE TO MAKE BUTANEDIOL
PENFORD AND NOVOMER COLLABORATE FOR STARCH PPC
DS SMITH PLC ACQUIRES PACKAGING DIVISION OF SCA
BASF AND RENMATRIX PARTNER FOR PRODUCING BIOPLASTICS USING PLANTROSE TECHNOLOGY
CORTEC LAUNCHES VPCL-386, A HIGH-TECH MICROCORROSION INHIBITING COATING
COMPLETION OF THE PROPOSED DISPOSAL OF SPICERS
DOW INTRODUCES MICROCELLULAR PU TO CHINA
MANULI STRETCH CLOSES SHELBYVILLE PLANT
PERSTORP AND PTT GLOBAL CHEMICAL FORM JV FOR SUPPLY OF PRODUCTS FOR POLYURETHANE INDUSTRY
ESTABLISHMENT OF JOINT VENTURE COMPANY FOR EPT IN CHINA
DRUTEX EXPANDS PVC WINDOW PROFILE PLANT
DANA MOLDED PRODUCTS CONSOLIDATES BUSINESS UNDER ONE GREEN ROOF IN $8 MILLION FACILITY
ENGINEERED PLASTICS COMPONENTS PURCHASES ALLADIN PLASTICS
CARDIABIOPLASTICS COOPERATES WITH POLYDENFOLIEN ON SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING FILMS
MIXING NANOTUBES WITH A SPECIFIC POLYMER TO RETAIN ANTIMICROBIAL PROPERTIES
PLASTICS TO PLAY VITAL ROLE IN GROWING INDIAN AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR
DOW CONSTRUCTION CHEMICALS EUROPE HELPS CUSTOMERS THROUGH CAPACITY EXPANSION TO PRODUCE ACRYLIC SOLUTION POLYMERS
CORTEC® CORPORATION LAUNCHES VPCI®-126 TRF
BEMIS COMPANY ACQUIRES SHIELD PACK
POLYFLOW'S PROPRIETARY PROCESS TO CONVERT PLASTICS WASTE INTO FUELS AND CHEMICAL INTERMEDIATES
BREVILLE INTRODUCES HOTCUP™ HOT WATER DISPENSER MADE WITH EASTMAN TRITAN™ COPOLYESTER
NOVAMONT TO ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC ALLIANCE WITH AIAB
AMCOR EXPANDS VENTED FILMS APPLICATIONS
BRASKEM AND PETROPERU SIGN AGREEMENT TO ANALYZE THE FEASIBILITY OF A PETROCHEMICAL PROJECT IN PERU
DAICEL TO ESTABLISH A COMPANY IN SOUTH KOREA TO MANUFACTURE AND SELL AUTOMOBILE AIRBAG INFLATORS
AMCOR CREATES NEW PACKAGING EXPERIENCE
PERSTORP AND PTTGC TO CREATE JV FOR WORLDWIDE MANUFACTURING AND SALES OF PRODUCTS FOR THE POLYURETHANE INDUSTRY
ARKEMA SET TO ACQUIRE HIPRO POLYMERS AND CASDA BIOMATERIALS
POLYONE LAUNCHES WITHSTAND™ ANTIMICROBIAL SOLUTIONS WITH SANITIZED® MEDX
LUKOIL AND PETROVIETNAM SIGN COOPERATION AGREEMENT
INTERFORA CHOOSES KYNARAQUATEC® FOR NATURAL AIR-CONDITIONING
JOINT VENTURE OF DOW AND MITSUI IN BRAZIL TOWARDS THE CREATION OF BIOPOLYMERS PLATFORM FOR PACKAGING, HYGIENE & MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
BARLUXE LAUNCHES LUXURY DRINKWARE LINE MADE WITH EASTMAN TRITAN™ COPOLYESTER
EASTMAN ACQUIRES TETRAVITAE BIOSCIENCE ASSETS
SONOCO RECYCLING PURCHASES AMERICAN RECYCLING OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC
AMCOR LAUNCHES WIDE MOUTH ROUND PET JAR FOR FOOD PACKAGING
DUPONT PERFORMANCE POLYMERS INTRODUCES THERMOPLASTIC MATERIALS AND DESIGN KNOWLEDGE
AMCOR DISPLAYS CERAMIS® HIGH BARRIER FILMS AT ICE EUROPE
TEIJIN DEVELOPS NEW BIOFRONT® FILM AND SHEET VERSIONS OF BIO-PLASTIC
ARKEMA PARTNERS WITH RMB FOR RILSAN® PIPE COATING SOLUTION
AEP INDUSTRIES INC. ACQUIRES WEBSTER INDUSTRIES
ARKEMA DEVELOPS LOTADER® 2200 IMPACT MODIFIER
DOW STOPS SALE OF GLOBAL POLYPROPYLENE BUSINESS TO BRASKEM
APPE ANNOUNCES STRATEGIES FOR NEW REVOLUTIONARY BARRIER TECHNOLOGY
APD ACQUIRES MARFRED INDUSTRIES
POLUONE AND JONES ZYLON COLLABORATE FOR MAKING SAFEFOOD SERVICE TRAYS FOR CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS
AMCOR'S STELVIN®--A CROWN IN THE WORLD OF SCREW CAP WINE
SONOCO DEVELOPS FIRMACAP(TM) PALLET CAP, A PROTECTION SYSTEM FOR BOTTLES AND CANS ON SHIPMENT
AMCOR TO SHOWCASE BNE FILMS AT MEDICA AND COMPAMED
REYNOLDS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED ACQUIRES GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY INC.
BERRY PLASTICS CORPORATION ACQUIRES REXAM'S SPECIALTY AND BEVERAGE CLOSURES BUSINESS
HUHTAMÄKIOYJ ACQUIRES BRAZILIAN FILMS MANUFACTURER
EASTMAN ACQUIRES SCANDIFLEX TO EXPAND PLASTICIZER BUSINESS
BERRY PLASTICS CORPORATION ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF FILMCO PVC PACKAGING BUSINESS
HUHTAMAKI TO CLOSE DOWN FLEXIBLE PACKAGING UNIT IN NEW LYNN, NEW ZEALAND
FP INTERNATIONAL EXPANDS PLANT FOR MINI PAK'R® AIR CUSHION MACHINE
AFEA ROLLS OUT NEW SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTION
BRASKEM AND BASF SIGN AGREEMENT TO SET UP ACRYLIC COMPLEX IN BRAZIL
SUMITOMO CHEMICALAND XINDONGTAI ESTABLISHE JV FOR POLYPROPYLENE COMPOUND IN THE SUBURBS OF CHANGCHUN, CHINA
SONOCO PLASTICS TO STARTNEW RIGID PLASTIC CONTAINER PLANT IN OHIO
EASTMAN COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF STERLING CHEMICALS, INC.
EASTMAN ACQUIRES DYNALOY, LLC
BEMIS COMPANY TAKES OVER MAYOR PACKAGING
PLASTIPAK LAYS FOUNDATION FOR MAJOR EXPANSION OF PLASTIC RECYCLING PLANT
SOLVAY TO FORM JV WITH SADARA TO BUILD HYDROGEN PEROXIDE PLANT IN SAUDI ARABIA
EXPANSION OF MDI PRODUCTION AT KUMHO MITSUI CHEMICALS
METABOLIX AND CJ CHEILJEDANG ANNOUNCE JOINT DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT FOR COMMERCIALIZATION OF RENEWABLE C4 CHEMICALS
CITROEN DS5 USES TEIJIN'S PANLITE POLYCARBONATE RESIN FOR PLASTIC GLAZING
AMCOR SELLS GLASS TUBING BUSINESS TO NIPRO
TELLES PARTNERS WITH TENOVA BIOPLASTICS FORNEW LINE OF BIOBASED FILM FOR COMPOSTABLE BAGS AND PACKAGING SOLUTIONS IN EUROPE
BRASKEM TO PURCHASE NAPHTHA MADE FROM POST-CONSUMPTION RECYCLED PLASTIC
EASTMAN EXTENDS RELATIONSHIP WITH CHEMPOINT.COM FOR EXPANDED OFFERINGS
SAUDI POLYMERS JV COMPLETES CONSTRUCTION OF INTEGRATED PETCHEM COMPLEX
POLYPLASTICS ESTABLISHES A NEW COMPANY FOR COMPOUNDING IN CHINA
MITSUI EXPANDS AUTOMOTIVE USE POLYPROPYLENE PRODUCTION IN NORTH AMERICA
SONOCO ACQUIRES ROBINSON PAPERBOARD PACKAGING ASSETS
ARKEMA ACQUIRES CRAY VALLEY AND COOK COMPOSITES POLYMER RESINS AND SARTOMERPHOTOCURE RESINS FROM TOTAL
WAVIN SELLS KULKER SAS TO RYB
DAICEL ANNOUNCES COMPANY NAME CHANGE AND ESTABLISHMENT OF THE GROUP SYMBOL
“TOBOLSK-POLYMER” FINANCING PROJECT DECLARED “DEAL OF THE YEAR 2010” BY “TRADE FINANCE” MAGAZINE
"SUZUTORA CORPORATION" RENAMED "SEKISUI NANO COAT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD."
EASTMAN TO ACQUIRE STERLING CHEMICALS
MEDICA S.P.A. INTRODUCES DIALYZERS WITH HOUSINGS MADE OF EASTMAN TRITAN™ COPOLYESTER
MINNTECH® INTRODUCES HEMOCONCENTRATORS AND HEMOFILTERS FEATURING HOUSINGS MADE WITH EASTMAN TRITAN™ COPOLYESTER
NESTLÉ SETS NEW TREND IN PACKAGING USING BIOPLASTICS
MITSUI CHEMICALS ANNOUNCES COMMENCEMENT OF COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS AT FOSHAN MITSUI CHEMICALS POLYURETHANES CO., LTD. IN CHINA
SABIC SIGNS TECHNOLOGY AGREEMENT WITH MONTEFIBRE FOR FULLY INTEGRATED CARBON FIBER PROJECT IN SAUDI ARABIA
NOW POLYAMIDE IS INTRODUCED WITH NATURAL FEEDSTOCKS
TESSENDERLO GROUP SELLS PVC AND CHLOR-ALKALI BUSINESS TO KERLING
BASF INCREASES COMPOUNDING CAPACITY FOR ULTRAMID AND ULTRADUR
STYRENE MALEIC ANHYDRIDE (SMA) IS AN EXCELLENT COMPATIBILIZER FOR ABS || PMMA
BETTER PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES
MATRICA, THE JV BETWEEN POLIMERI EUROPA (ENI) AND NOVAMONT CREATED IN RECORD TIME
BAYER MATERIAL SCIENCE LLC USES POLYCARBONATE
BASF'S PU SOLUTIONS ALLOW STRONG AND LONG WINDSHIELD FOR OPEL
SCHOTT AND BASF DEVELOPED ROOF-INTEGRATED PHOTOVOLTAIC PANEL
EMERGENT TECHNOLOGIES SET WITH PTI
BOTTLEDWATER BANNED AT CANADA
MEDALIST® ELASTOMERS NOW MUCH USED
LYONDELLBASELL PLANS PURCHASE OF OLEFINS PIPELINE SYSTEM
EQUATE ADDS HSE EXCELLENCE AWARD 2011 TO ITS AWARDS GALORE
SABIC AND MITSUBISHI RAYON FORM JV TO BUILD MMA AND PMMA PLANTS IN SAUDI ARABIA
BASF SE AND INEOS JOINT VENTURE FOR GLOBAL STYRENICS MARKET
BASF AND INEOS SIGN JOINT VENTURE CONTRACT TO FORM STYROLUTION
LUKOIL MEMBER LAUNCHES PVC PRODUCTION AT KARPATNEFTEKHIM
WAVIN PLANS TO SELL EUROCERAMIC TO STEINZEUG GMBH
BOROUGE INTRODUCES PATENTED D” BORSTAR ENHANCED FB1350 FOR GEOMEMBRANES.
BOROUGH LAUNCHES RG468MO—A VALUE ADDITION TO FOOD PACKAGING SECTOR.
SONOCO PARTNERS WITH CLEMSON UNIVERSITY FOR READYGROW (TM) PLANTER
BOROUGE, AN ANSWER TO MANY OF CHINA'S INDUSTRIAL CHALLENGES
POLYPIPE LAUNCHES ROOF TO RIVER® SYSTEM FOR RECLAIMED WATER
INSTALLATION OF INFRASTRUCTURE PIPES MADE EASY BY BOROUGE
POLYONE UNVEILS GEON™ SF SUPERIOR FLOW RIGID VINYL FOR ENHANCED DESIGN FREEDOM AND OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY
SABIC AND SINOPEC COLLABORATION IN POLYCARBONATE PLANT IN CHINA
WIPAK USES CARDIABIOHYBRID TECHNOLOGY TO LAUNCH SUSTAINABLE FOOD PACKAGING FILMS
SABIC AND EXXONMOBIL'S JV KEMYA SIGN AGREEMENT WITH CONTINENTAL CARBON COMPANY FOR TECHNOLOGY LICENSE AND MARKET PART PRODUCTION
ENAP SELLS 40% HOLDING IN ENERGIAANDINA S.A.
SEKISUI CHEMICAL ACQUIRES SUZUTORA
SABIC, ASAHI AND MITSUBISHI IN PARTNERSHIP FOR FIRST ACRYLONITRILE AND SODIUM CYANIDE PROJECTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
BOREALIS INVESTS EUR 7.8 MILLIONS FOR CONVERSION OF NAPHTHA CAVERN TO BUTANE USE (SWEDEN)
TEIJIN'S BIOFRONTTM HEAT-RESISTANT BIOPLASTIC FOR USE IN BOSTON CLUB'S JAPONISM EYEGLASS FRAMES
EUROPEAN PVC INDUSTRY MEETS TEN YEAR TARGETS ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
LUKOIL ENTERS ITALY RETAIL MARKET
HPRC BY JOHNSON & JOHNSON, DUPONT
MONDI GROUP'SPROPOSAL TO DEMERGE MPSA
BRASKEM LAYS FOUNDATION FOR NEW PVC PLANT
MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.ACQUIRES ACOMON AG
SIBUR CHOOSES MILLAD® NX8000 FOR NEW PACKAGING APPLICATIONS
SIMPLY FUNCTIONAL LAUNCHES CHIASMART® LINE OF SALSA IN NEW 12OZ RING NECK PET CONTAINER FROM AMCOR
CNOOC SIGNS SPAS TO ACQUIRE TULLOW'S ONE THIRD INTEREST IN EXPLORATION AREAS 1, 2 AND3A IN UGANDA
PHTHALATE MODIFIED IS MORE ECO-FRIENDLY
PERSTORP LAUNCHES EASAQUA™ POLYISOCYANATES FOR MAXIMUM HUMIDITY RESISTANCE
PERSTORP ROLLS OUT NEW PORTFOLIO OF HIGH PERFORMANCE ADHESIVES AND SEALANTS
CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL TO UNDERTAKE FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR ETHANE CRACKER IN THE U.S. GULF COAST
NEOS OXIDE PLANS TO EXPAND ETHYLENE OXIDE AND ETHYLENE OXIDE DERIVATIVES BUSINESS IN US
EASTMAN ANNOUNCES DISCONTINUATION OF MANUFACTURE OF DEP AND DBP PLASTICIZERS
SAUDI KAYAN'S TRIAL RUNS OF POLYCARBONATE PLANT IN JUBAIL INDUSTRIAL CITY
STERN TESTS FOR CORRUGATED HDPE PIPES
TEIJIN LAUNCHES WORLD'S FIRST MASS PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES FOR CARBON FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC
DUPONT AND LANXESS TOWARDS EXPANSION OF THEIR COMPOUNDING CAPACITY
MCI AND TEIJIN FORM JV “MCT PET RESIN”
MCI AND TEIJIN ESTABLISH ‘MCT PET RESIN', A JOINT VENTURE FOR DOMESTIC PET RESIN FOR BOTTLES
CLONDALKIN GROUP ACQUIRES THE PRINTED COMPONENTS BUSINESS OF CATALENT PHARMA SOLUTIONS
SECCO SUCCESSFULLY DEVELOPS GPPS152 FOR REFRIGERATOR DRAWERS
BRASKEM GETS CADE APPROVAL OF QUATTOR ACQUISITION
ASAHI KASEI CHEMICALS ANNOUNCES MERGER OF SANYO PETROCHEMICAL CO., LTD.
EASTMAN EXPANDS CAPACITY FOR ITS EASTMAN 168™ NON-PHTHALATE PLASTICIZER
DOMESTIC PLASTICS BARRED
DUPONT AND NIKE GOLF COLLABORATE TO REINVENT GOLF BALL TECHNOLOGY
MONDI SWIECIE S.A. PLANSTO ACQUIRE SATURN MANAGEMENT SP. Z O.O.
EASTMAN COMPLETES SALE OF PERFORMANCE POLYMERS PET BUSINESS TO DAK AMERICAS
SEKISUI CHEMICALS ACQUIRES US-BASED GENZYME CORPORATION'S DIAGNOSTICS BUSINESS
SAUDI KAYAN SIGNS AGREEMENT FOR JOINT VENTURE TO BUILD N-BUTANOL FACILITY
POLYPIPE WINS ‘GONG' AT PLASTIC INDUSTRY AWARDS
ARKEMA AND INES COLLABORATE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF POLYMERS FOR PHOTOVOLTAICS
INEOS AND SINOPEC SIGN MOU ON A JOINT VENTURE FOR A PHENOL PLANT IN NANJING, CHINA
INDORAMA/ELEME CONTRIBUTES TO NIGERIA'S NON-OIL EXPORT
ASAHI KASEI CHEMICALS ENHANCES ACRYLONITRILE PRODUCTION IN KOREA
BOROUGE GIVES NEW LEASE OF LIFE TO STEEL PIPELINES OF THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY.
BOROUGE'S ‘BORMOD BH975MO' REVOLUTIONIZES RIGID THIN WALLED PACKAGING
BOROUGE'S IMPRESSIVE PIPELINE APPLICATIONS OF LARGE DIAMETER POLYOLEFINS
PERSTORP ACQUIRES ASHLAND'S PENTA BUSINESS
HUHTAMAKI DIVESTS RIGID PLASTIC CONSUMER GOODS PACKAGING OPERATIONS IN EUROPE
EASTMAN RESTARTSOLEFIN CRACKING UNIT AT LONGVIEW SITE
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES AND SIBUR ANNOUNCE JOINT VENTURE FOR BUTYL RUBBER IN INDIA
BWAY HOLDING COMPANY ACQUIRES PHOENIX CONTAINER, INC.
BASF EXPANDS SUPERABSORBENT POLYMER PLANTS IN ANTWERP AND FREEPORT
DUPONT AND EVERBRIGHT COLLABORATE FOR LARGEST THIN FILM SOLAR ROOFTOP INSTALLATION IN CHINA
PERSTORP LAUNCHES NEW CHARMOR™ PP100
LUKOIL AND NALCO FORM JV TO PRODUCE CHEMICAL REAGENTS
SASOL PLANS TO BUILD WORLD'S FIRST ETHYLENE TETRAMERISATION UNIT IN LOUISIANA
BASF AND INEOS TO FORM ‘STYROLUTION'—A GLOBAL STYRENICS COMPANY
EASTMAN COMPLETES BENZOFLEX™ PLASTICIZER EXPANSION AT ESTONIA SITE
BASF TO PURCHASE CRI/CRITERION'S STYRENE CATALYSTS BUSINESS
CARDIABIOPLASTICS WORKS WITH NESTLE TO REDUCE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF PACKAGING
SABIC AND LUMMUS TECHNOLOGY SIGN FOR JOINT DEVELOPMENT OF TOLUENE METHYLATION TECHNOLOGY
ARKEMA INVESTS $110M FOR ACRYLICS BUSINESS IN THE US
SEKISUI CHEMICAL DEVELOPS “GINOVER” FOR HIGH-SPEED TRANSMISSION
ROMPETROL PETROCHEMICALS, ROMANIA'S FIRST INTEGRATED COMMAND AND CONTROL CENTER FOR PETROCHEMICAL PLANTS
SNC LAVALIN AND HIP-PETROHEMIJA SIGN SERVICE AGREEMENT
AMERICAN PACKAGING CORPORATION INVESTS $16.5M FOR EXPANSION
HH THE EMIR OF QATAR INAUGURATES Q-CHEM II IN MESAIEED
INEOS AND BRASKEM ENTER INTO STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP FOR PE TECHNOLOGY
LA SEDA DE BARCELONA AND CEPSA QUÍMICA, S.A ACQUIRES PET PLANT IN SAN ROQUE
EASTMAN TO ENTER INTO JV FOR CELLULOSE DIACETATE COMPOUNDING JV IN CHINA
ARKEMA OPTS FOR TETRACHIM AS EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTOR OF KYNAR® ADX POWDER COATING PRODUCT RANGE
DOW LAUNCHES SEALUTION™ PEEL POLYMERS
DOW LAUNCHES DURELAST™ BATHTUB REINFORCING SYSTEM
DOW INTRODUCES NEW GRADES FOR HOT MELT ADHESIVES INDUSTRY
SONOCO CONSOLIDATES PLASTICS OPERATIONS UNDER BRAND SONOCO PLASTICS
MCI AND SINOPEC TO ESTABLISHNEW EPT JOINT VENTURE COMPANY AND PRODUCTION PLANT IN CHINA
EASTMAN TO SELL PERFORMANCE POLYMERS PET BUSINESS
BWAY HOLDING PURCHASES PLASTICIAN, INC.
CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL OBTAINS APPROVAL FOR 1-HEXENE PLANT IN TEXAS
BULLARD® PIONEERS INDUSTRIAL FACESHIELD MADE WITH EASTMAN TRITAN™ COPOLYESTER
ARKEMA ACQUIRES PIEZOTECH
AMCOR ACQUIRES B-PACK DUE
BOROUGE INAUGURATES MARKETING AND SALES COMPANY IN BEIJING
ARKEMA'SKYNAR® PVDF GRADES SHOWCASED AT BATTERIES 2010
SIBUR AND NOVATEK SEAL DEAL FOR ACQUISITION OF NOVATEK-POLYMER
HUHTAMAKI TO SELL THE MAJORITY OF ITS EUROPEAN RIGID PLASTIC CONSUMER GOODS OPERATIONS
ARKEMA AND PURAC COLLABORATE FOR LACTIDES-BASED BLOCK-COPOLYMERS
COATEX AND TONGJI UNIVERSITY SIGN COOPERATION AGREEMENT
DUPONT PERFORMANCE POLYMERS DEVELOPS NEW POLYMER FOOD CONTACT PRODUCTS
IWASAKI ELECTRIC AND TEIJIN DEVELOP WORLD'S FIRST ALL-PLASTIC LED LAMP FOR OUTDOOR ILLUMINATION
ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS (ADS) LAUNCHES STORMTECH DC-780
ARKEMA POLYMERS FOR PHOTOVOLTAICS SECTOR
PETRONAS TO ACQUIRE BP'S INTERESTS IN MALAYSIAN EMSB AND PEMSB
DS SMITH ACQUIRES CARLYLE'S SHARES IN OTOR
INEOS SELLS GLOBAL FILMS BUSINESS TO BILCARE AG
HAIN CELESTIAL GROUP CONVERTS AVALON ORGANICS® LINE TO 100% PCR PET BOTTLES FROM AMCOR RIGID PLASTICS
EASTMAN CHEMICAL LAUNCHES NEW POLYMER FOR FACE SHIELD APPLICATIONS
SIBUR LAUNCHES «KANVALAN» BRAND OF NON-WOVEN GEO-TEXTILES
MITSUI CHEMICALS AND TEIJIN TO INTEGRATE DOMESTIC PET RESIN FOR BOTTLES OPERATIONS
ENAP PLACES BOND FOR US$ 500 MILLION ON INTERNATIONAL MARKET
AMCOR COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF BPAA
INEOS GROUP AGREES TO SELL GLOBAL FILMS BUSINESS TO BILCARE AG
BEMIS ROLLS OUT FRESHCASE® FILM
MASSIVE EQUIPMENT FOR POLYPROPYLENE PRODUCTION COMPLEX ARRIVES IN RUSSIA
BEMIS SELLS DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS TO EXOPACK
CEDEX PLASTICS TO OFFICIALLY LAUNCH CO-EXTRUDED FILM PRODUCTION
TEIJIN CHEMICALS ENTERS ELECTRONIC PAPER MARKET WITH TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE FILMS
PETRO RABIGH SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH SAIC AND TASNEE TO START “POLYOL” PROCESSING PLANTS
DOW AND MITSUI'S JOINT VENTURE FOR CHLOR-ALKALI PRODUCTION
SONOCO COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF APT
BOROUGE SIGNS CONTRACTS WORTH US$ 2.6 BILLION FOR BOROUGE 3 EXPANSION
SAUDI INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT GROUP AND ARABIAN CHEVRON PHILLIPS PETROCHEMICAL COMPANY ANNOUNCE NEW PROJECTS IN AL-JUBAIL
MIZKAN AMERICAS USES AMCOR'S LONG NECK POWERFLEXTM PET BOTTLE FOR BUCCANEER BLENDS® BARBECUE SAUCES
"POLYMER-TEC G.M.B.H."RENAMED "SEKISUI ALVEO BS G.M.B.H."
ARMOR LAUNCHES PROJECT OSCAR IN PARIS
ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS (ADS) ACQUIRES INSERTA FITTINGS COMPANY
BEMIS SIGNS AGREEMENT TO SELL MENASHA, WI AND TULSA, OK FACILITIES TO EXOPACK
BEMIS SIGNS AGREEMENT TO SELL TWO FACILITIES TO EXOPACK
QINGHAI SALT LAKE INDUSTRY GROUP OBTAINS LICENSES FOR ARKEMA'S PVC PRODUCTION PROCESSES
BLUESTAR CLEANS UP SLURRY PIPELINE IN ARGENTINA
REXAM SELECTS PHILLIPS SUMIKA FOR THE ‘QUALITY SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR' AWARD FOR 2009
BEMISANNOUNCES ITS S.A. SUBSIDIARY DIXIE TOGA'S INTENTION TO AUCTION ALL SHARES
TICONA COMPLETES THE ACQUISITION OF ZENITE® LCP AND THERMX® PCT
EASTMAN ACQUIRES GENOVIQUE SPECIALTIES
ARKEMA AND TOYOBO FORM PARTNERSHIP FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE BIO-BASED POLYAMIDES
SAMSUNG TOTAL IMPRESSES AT CHINA PLAS
AMCOR INTRODUCES THE INDUSTRY'S LIGHTEST 16 OUNCE PET SALAD DRESSING CONTAINER
TASNEE SIGNS HEADS OF AGREEMENT BASICS WITH EVONIK
TEIJIN CHEMICALS TO INCREASE SALES OF POLYCARBONATE FILM FOR 3D GLASSES
SABIC AND KAUST SIGN AGREEMENT TO LAUNCH RESEARCH AND INNOVATION CENTER
DUPONT AT INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION ON PLASTICS AND RUBBER INDUSTRIES HIGHLIGHTS ITS LATEST INITIATIVES FOR ASIA PACIFIC CUSTOMERS
TEIJIN CHEMICALS CENTRALIZES POLYCARBONATE BUSINESS OPERATIONS IN CHINA
SHINTECH EXPANDS PVC INTEGRATED PRODUCTION SYSTEM IN PLAQUEMINE, LOUISIANA
SHARQ STARTS COMMERCIAL OPERATION AT EXPANDED AL JUBAIL COMPLEX
SABIC DEVELOPS ADVANCED POLYPROPYLENE CATALYST
ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS PURCHASES FOLTZ CONCRETE PIPE COMPANY
SABIC ORGANIZES RED PALM WEEVIL WORKSHOP
AMCOR FLEXIBLES EXPANDS BLOWN FILM CAPABILITIES
“TRILENE” CERTIFICATED AS “HALAL” IN INDONESIA
ASAHI KASEI CHEMICALS SETS UP SALES SUBSIDIARY FOR PERFORMANCE PLASTICS IN GUANGZHOU
ROMPETROL PETROCHEMICALS INVESTS OVER USD 18 MILLION FOR HDPE INSTALLATION CAPACITY
JM EAGLE ADDS $20 MILLION TO ITS $350 MILLION CAPITAL INVESTMENT IN PLASTIC PIPE INDUSTRY
LA SEDA DE BARCELONA DEVELOPS THE FIRST RECYCLABLE PET FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR
ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS WHOLLY OWNS STORMTECH LLC
FP INTERNATIONAL UNVEILS BIODEGRADABLE PILLOW PAK® AIR CUSHIONS
DUPONT PERFORMANCE POLYMERS INTRODUCES NEW NYLON - DUPONT™ ZYTEL® PLUS NYLON
MURASAKI STAFF TO WEAR SILK CREPE KIMONOS MADE WITH TEIJIN'S ECO-FRIENDLY BIOFRONT™ BIO-PLASTIC
ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS WHOLLY OWNS STORMTECH LLC
BEMIS ACQUIRES ALCAN PACKAGING FOOD AMERICAS
EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY EXPANDS MEDICAL POLYMER PORTFOLIO
AMCOR ACQUIRES ALCAN PACKAGING
AMCOR INTRODUCES A NEW GLOBAL BRAND
SIGMA PLASTICS GROUP ANNOUNCESADDITION OF ITS LATEST MEMBER, MCNEELY PLASTIC PRODUCTS, INC.
WORLD'S FIRST FACILITY TO CONVERT CORNCOBS AND BIOENERGY CROPS TO CELLULOSIC ETHANOL OPENS
ARKEMA INTEGRATES ARCYLIC ASSETS
ARAK PETROCHEMICAL COMPLEX LAUNCHES INDUSTRIAL WASTE INCINERATOR
SABIC SIGNS FINANCING AGREEMENTS FOR JOINT VENTURE PETROCHEMICAL COMPLEX IN CHINA
EASTMAN ACQUIRES SPECIALTY POLYMERS MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN CHINA
EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY TO LAUNCH DESIGN COLLABORATION WITH DD STUDIO AT MD&M WEST
BERRY PLASTICS CORPORATION ACQUIRES SUPERFOS PACKAGING INC.
HN DISTRIBUTION CHAIN SIGNS COMMERCIAL CONTRACT WITH ENAP
TOBOLSK-POLYMER LCC AND LINDE-KCA-DRESDEN GMBH CONCLUDE EPC CONTRACT FOR SIBUR
ANHUI HWASU ACQUIRES LICENSE FOR ARKEMA PVC PRODUCTION PROCESS
LEXUS LFA ADOPTS CARBON FIBER-REINFORCED PLASTICS OF TOHO TENAX
BERRY PLASTICS CORPORATION ACQUIRES PLIANT CORPORATION
SONOCO ACQUIRES ASSETS OF ECONOREEL(TM) PLASTIC SPOOLS AND REELS
TEIJIN CHEMICALS TO ESTABLISH CENTRALIZED MOBILITY BUSINESS PROJECT TO EXPAND AUTOMOTIVE MARKET FOR PANLITE®
ENAP SIGNS NEW COMMERCIAL CONTRACT WITH TERPEL
HUHTAMAKI COMPLETES SALE OF RIGID PLASTIC CONSUMER GOODS BUSINESS IN AUSTRALIA
EUROPEAN COMMISSION FINES ARKEMA FOR PAST ANTI-TRUST PRACTICES IN THE HEAT STABILIZER MARKET
DENKA AND SEKISUI CHEMICALS TO JOINTLY LAUNCH POLYVINYL ALCOHOL RESIN PLANT
ARKEMA PLANS TO CLOSE ONE PRODUCTION UNIT AT BALAN SITE
ARKEMA ENHANCES PRODUCTION CAPACITY AT CALVERT KYNAR® PVDF PLANT
INEOS TECHNOLOGIES OBTAINS LICENSE CONTRACTS FOR PP AND HDPE TECHNOLOGY IN CHINA
INEOS NITRILES ANNOUNCES BREAKTHROUGH IN TECHNOLOGY FOR GLOBAL ACETONITRILE SUPPLY
SONOCO LAUNCHES NEW FIRMA(TM) BRAND CARRIERS AND PALLET COMPONENTS PRODUCT LINE
SONOCO LAUNCHES TRUE BLUE(TM) SUSTAINABILITY BRAND
ARKEMA TO CONSTRUCT NANOTUBE PILOT PLANT IN FRANCE
SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL DEVELOPS SILICONE PRODUCTSFOR HIGH BRIGHTNESS LEDS
TEIJIN AND NANOGRAM DEVELOP WORLD'S FIRST SILICON-ON-PLASTIC INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGY
ARKEMA TO PURCHASE CERTAIN LATEX ASSETS AND ACRYLATES FROM DOW
ARKEMA CONSTRUCTS PRODUCTION PLANT IN CHINA
NATUREWORKS AND AVANTIUM COLLABORATE FOR NEW GENERATION OF BIOBASED POLYMERS
SIGMA PLASTICS GROUP AND FLEXSOL PACKAGING CORP ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
BEMIS SET TO ACQUIRE ALCAN PACKAGING FOOD AMERICAS
CARGILL ACQUIRES TOTAL OWNERSHIP OF NATUREWORKSFROM TEIJIN
SECCO'S ETHYLENE PLANT RESTARTS AFTER MAINTENANCE AND EXPANSION
HUHTAMAKI SELLS EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE PACKAGING BUSINESS IN AUSTRALIA
EASTMAN LAUNCHES EASTMAN™ DBT, NEW NON-PHTHALATE PLASTICIZER IN EU
HUHTAMÄKIOYJ SOLD ITS EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE (EPS) PACKAGING BUSINESS LOCATED IN ALBURY
EASTMAN OPENS NEW TPE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT CENTER
CBICC SIGNS CONTRACT WITH QENOS FOR PURCHASE OF LLDPE
NATUREWORKS LLC PARTNERS WITH ASHLAND FOR RESIN DISTRIBUTION IN NORTH AMERICA
BEMIS ACQUIRES SOUTH AMERICAN RIGID PACKAGING OPERATIONS FROM HUHTAMAKI OYJ
EASTMAN EXPANDS REGALITE™ HYDROGENATED HYDROCARBON RESIN PRODUCTION AT THE MIDDELBURG FACILITY IN THE NETHERLANDS
BROOKLYN BOTTLING OFFERS SQUEEZ'R® BEVERAGES IN NEW PET BOTTLES
WESTLAKE CHEMICAL ELECTS DIRECTORS AND DECLARES CONTINUED QUARTERLY DIVIDEND
RENJIANXIN RANKED AMONG CHINA'S 25 MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE IN BUSINESS
EXOPACK AND INDEVCO ESTABLISH JOINT VENTURE
PETRO RABIGH ANNOUNCES START-UP OF ETHANE CRACKER UNIT AT RABIGH
EASTMAN LAUNCHESSOLUS™ PERFORMANCE ADDITIVES FOR VOC COMPLIANT COATINGS APPLICATIONS
PETROCHINA ACQUIRES KEPPEL'S ENTIRE STAKE IN SINGAPORE PETROLEUM COMPANY
MAZDA'S PREMACY HYDROGEN RE HYBRID USES CAR SEAT FABRIC MADE OF BIOFRONT™ BIO-PLASTIC
UNIPETROL RPA TO SHOWCASE KEY PRODUCTS AT PLAST09 TRADE FAIR IN MILAN
EXOPACK LAUNCHES NEW RAVE™ PORTFOLIO OF DOMESTICALLY WOVEN POLYPROPYLENE BAGS
ARKEMA'S PROPOSED CLOSURE OF METHYL ETHYL KETONE PLANT
DENSO ENGINEERING AND DUPONT R&D DEVELOPS A NEW RENEWABLY-SOURCED POLYMER
AMCOR AND TRADEWINDS UNITE TO DELIVER ADVANCED-TECHNOLOGY PACKAGING
ARKEMA AND DYNEON SIGN LONG-TERM AGREEMENT FOR SUPPLY OF HCFC22 IN EUROPE
ROMPETROL PETROCHEMICALS RESTARTS HDPE INSTALLATION
EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY LAUNCHES NEW FAMILY OF MEDICAL-GRADE POLYMERS
ARKEMA SELLS VINYL COMPOUNDING ACTIVITY TO INDUSTRIEGENERALI SPA
ARKEMA ACQUIRES OXFORD PERFORMANCE MATERIALS
DUPONT CREATES A CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR ITS ENGINEERING POLYMERS BUSINESS IN INDIA
CECA TAKES OVER WINKELMANNMINERARIA
HAWAII MEDICAL INTRODUCES GUMDROP™ PACIFIER MADE WITH EASTMAN TRITAN™ COPOLYESTER
ROMPETROL PETROCHEMICALS RESTARTS LDPE PLANT
STOROPACK AND TEGRANT CORPORATION'S THERMOSAFE BRANDS COLLABORATE FOR THERMOSHIPPERS
FORMOSA PLASTICS CORPORATION WINS VINYL INSTITUTE ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE AWARDS
INEOS FLUOR WINS PATENT DISPUTE WITH SINOCHEM
AEP INDUSTRIES INC. ACQUIRES PLASTIC FILMS SEGMENT OF ATLANTIC PLASTICS, INC.
ADM AND POLYONE COLLABORATE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF BIO-BASED PLASTICIZER TECHNOLOGIES
HONAM PETROCHEM TO MERGE WITH LOTTEDAESAN IN '09
BUY OUT CE II ACQUIRES CHEMSON POLYMER-ADDITIVE AGIN ARNOLDSTEIN
CHEMSON OPENS NEW PRODUCTION PLANT IN AUSTRIA
PETROHEMIJA EXCEEDS TARGET IN ANNUAL PRODUCTION
PETROHEMIJA IN SECOND POSITION IN THE LIST OF “TOP 300 EXPORTERS”

PRODUCT LAUNCHES
DOW AND AKSA AGREE ON JOINT VENTURE FOR CARBON FIBER AND DERIVATIVES
SOLVAY XOMMENCES THE PRODUCTION OF SPECIALTY POLYMERS COMPOUNDS IN CHINA
ENTERPRISE TO CONSTRUCT 750,000 TPA POLYMER-GRADE PROPYLENE PLANT IN TEXAS
SABIC DEVELOPS NEW HDPE TEST SHTM
NEW SHAPE MEMORY POLYMER DEVELOPED USING THERMOPLASTIC POLYURETHANE
GLASS-LIKE COLOURS INTRODUCED FOR POLYMER APPLICATIONS
NEW RESEARCH FINDINGS RECOMMEND POLYMERS TO STABILIZE PROTEINS
LOW-COST, HIGH-YIELD PROCESS FOR PET PRODUCTION
NATPET UPGRADES TELDENE® RANGE OF HIGH-CLARITY POLYPROPYLENE RANDOM COPOLYMERS
NEW EUPR GUIDELINES FOR HDPE BOTTLES TO PROMOTE HDPE RECYCLING
TEKNOR APEX DEVELOPS BIOVINYL, A NEW RANGE MADE FROM BIO-BASED PLASTICIZERS
CEREPLAST TO INTRODUCE NEW CATEGORY OF EVA AND STARCH HYBRID COMPOUNDS
DOW PLANS TO LAUNCH NEW HYPERLAST™ AND DIPRANE™ NON-MERCURY CATALYZED POLYURETHANE ELASTOMER PRODUCT LINE
SEATTLE BANS SINGLE-USE PLASTIC CARRYOUT BAGS
TOYOTA'S GREEN INITIATIVES WITH BIOPLASTICS
POLYONE INTRODUCES GEON™ ADEPT HOMOPOLYMER VINYL DISPERSION RESIN
ARKEMA ANNOUNCES PLAN TO DIVEST VINYL PRODUCTS ACTIVITIES
GOBILAB UNVEILS THE GOBI, AN ECO-FRIENDLY WATER BOTTLE MADE WITH EASTMAN TRITAN COPOLYESTER
AMCOR LAUNCHES NATUREPLUS RENEWABLE FOR THE COFFEE MARKET
MASTRAD INTRODUCES MULTI-LEVEL STEAM COOKER MADE WITH EASTMAN TRITAN™ COPOLYESTER
ALTUGLAS LAUNCHES ALTUGLAS® SHIELDUP ACRYLIC SHEET
TEIJIN TO LAUNCH SCINTIREX™, REVOLUTIONARY LOW-COST RADIATION-FLUORESCENT PLASTIC FOR RADIATION DETECTORS
ARKEMA'S POLYMERS FOR OPTIMAL PHOTOVOLTAIC PANEL EFFICACY
MITSUI CHEMICALS' NEW FACILITIES TO PRODUCE ACETONE-BASED ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL AT OSAKA WORKS
ADAGIO MAKES INGENUITEA TEAPOTS WITH EASTMAN TRITAN™ COPOLYSTER
MITSUI CHEMICALS LAUNCHES NEW NOTIO™SN SYNDIOTACTIC ELASTOMER
PLASTIPAK SHOWCASES THERMOSHAPE™ AT NOVA-PACK 2011 CONFERENCE
LYONDELLBASELL LAUNCHES LUPOTECH3420J AND LUPOLEN 3426J, TWO NEW LDPE RESINS
BOREALIS AND BOROUGELAUNCHES HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE, BORMED™ HE9601-PH
RAZBABY INTRODUCES VAPOR-RAZ™ AROMATHERAPY PACIFIER CLIP AND HOLDER MADE WITH EASTMAN TRITAN™ COPOLYESTER
BOREALIS AND BOROUGE'S LIGHTWEIGHT POLYPROPYLENE INNOVATIONS FOR AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
BOREALIS PRESENTS NEW GENERATION FILM MATERIALS IN NORDIC FILM AND EXTRUSION CONFERENCE
DRINIQUE® EXPANDS LINE OF DRINK-WARE MADE WITH EASTMAN TRITAN™ COPOLYESTER
POLYONE LAUNCHES VERSAFLEX™ FFC 2882-87 GRADE AT CHINAPLAS 2011
POLYONE LAUNCHES ONCAP™ UV PROTECTION SOLUTION FOR BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION
POLYONE SHOWCASES THREE NEW GRADES OF NON-HALOGENATED FLAME RETARDANT TPE SOLUTIONS AT CHINAPLAS 2011
DOW INTRODUCESELITE™, A BREAKTHROUGH IN POLYETHYLENE RESINS TECHNOLOGY
BAYER MATERIAL SCIENCE PRESENTS IMPRANIL® BRAND POLYURETHANE (PU) DISPERSIONS AT 2011 TECHTEXTIL
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES STARTS IMPLEMENTATION OF LARGE POLYESTER PROJECTS IN INDIA
DOW LAUNCHES ELITE™ ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY POLYETHYLENE RESINS IN MALAYSIA
BRASKEM LAUNCHES FLEXUS 9212XP RESIN
BRASKEM LAUNCHES TC9008 FOR WIRES AND FLEXIBLE CABLES
BASF LAUNCHES KOLLICOAT® SMARTSEAL 30 D AT AAPS ANNUAL MEETING IN LOUISIANA
BASF DISPLAYS ULTRAMID® GRADES (PA) AT K 2010 PLASTICS TRADE FAIR
DOW AND DAVY PROCESS TECHNOLOGY LAUNCH COMPRESS™ PTA TECHNOLOGY
PERSTORP INTRODUCES HOLTAC™ MICRONIZED POLYOLS FOR LEAD-FREE PVC STABILIZATION
KATHARINE E HAMNETT TO LAUNCH EYEGLASS FRAMES MADE OF TEIJIN'S BIOFRONT™ BIOPLASTIC
TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS LAUNCHES UNIQUE HDPE RESIN SB 1461 FOR ISBM EQUIPMENT
CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL LAUNCHES THREE NEW FIBRE RESINS
AMCOR RIGID PLASTICS LAUNCHES12OZ RING NECK PET CONTAINER TO REPLACE GLASS
TRANSWORLD SIGNS UNVEILS NEW THERMOFORMED SIGNS MADE WITH MUSTANG® COPOLYESTER
EASTMAN INTRODUCES SOLUS™ 2300 PERFORMANCE ADDITIVE
AMCOR PET PACKAGING LAUNCHES 2.5OZ HOT FILL BOTTLE
REXAM UNVEILS CRYSTAL TRANSPARENCY AND SHATTERS GLASS
EASTMAN TO LAUNCH NEW PERFORMANCE ADDITIVE AT CHINACOAT
SYNBRAINTRODUCES BIOFOAM®, A NEW BIODEGRADABLE EPS
TEIJIN UPGRADES BIOFRONT™ BIO-PLASTIC'S HYGROTHERMAL RESISTANCE

F. MARKET TRENDS
WESTERN EUROPEAN MARKET FOR POLYMERS IN HEALTHCARE EQUIPMENT'S
CHINA'S PETROLEUM AND CHEMICAL INDUSTRY PROJECTED TO DISPLAY LESSER GROWTH
IMPORT PVC DEALS TO INDIA CONTINUE TO GAIN
POLYSTYRENE PRICES IN ASIA ON THE INCREASE GLOBALLY DUE TO HIGHER INPUT COSTS
DOMESTIC PVC PRICES FOR AUGUST RISE ON BETTER THAN EXPECTED DEMAND IN SE ASIA
PVC OFFERS FROM USA AND MEXICO TO MAINTAIN THEIR RISE GLOBALLY
STRONGER CRUDE AND ETHYLENE SUSTAIN POLYETHYLENE PRICES IN ASIA FOR JULY
AUTOMOTIVE OEMS FAVOUR STRUCTURAL FOAM FOR WEIGHT-REDUCTION AND COST-EFFICIENCY
MALAYSIA LOOKS BEYOND PLASTIC BAG BAN
PET DEMAND RISES IN EUROPE & ASIA
POLYOLEFINS DEMANDS HITS BOTTOM IN ITALY, BUT IMPROVEMENTS EXPECTED
EGYPT'S EPPC PENETRATES PP RAFFIA MARKET, FILM STILL FED BY IMPORTS
DOMESTIC PS SUPPLY LIMITED IN MEDITERRANEAN MARKETS
NEW EU CRITERION EXPECTED TO ENHANCE USE OF POST-CONSUMER PLASTICS RECYCLERS
GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE MAJORS SUPPORT BIOPLASTICS
EUROPEAN PARAXYLENE SELLERS TARGET US AS OUTLET TO OFFLOAD SURPLUS NWE SUPPLIES
MIDDLE EAST DIVERSIFIES ECONOMY WITH ENHANCED FOCUS ON DOWNSTREAM PETROCHEMICALS
MIDDLE EAST GEARING UP FOR TWO NEW LDPE PLANTS AMIDST WEAKENING PRICES
CHINA SET TO INCREASE PET CAPACITIES IN APRIL AND MAY
TURKEY'S PET MARKET SEES IMPROVED SENTIMENT
MAJOR INVESTMENTS AND FAVORABLE REGULATIONS BOOST GERMAN BIOPLASTICS MARKET
EXPANSION OF AUTOMOTIVE USE POLYPROPYLENE PRODUCTION IN THAILAND
EMERGING OPPORTUNITIES FORPLASTIC INDUSTRY IN RUSSIA
PERSTORP LAUNCHES BOLTORN™ P501 FOR UV HARDCOATS AT CHINA COAT
AMERICAN PACKAGING CORPORATION INVESTS $17.5M FOR EXPANSION
EASTMAN EXPANDS HYDROGENATED HYDROCARBON RESIN PRODUCTION IN THE NETHERLANDS
CHINA'S NEW IMPORT REGULATION OF SOLID WASTE SHAKES UP PLASTIC RECYCLING INDUSTRY
EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY EXPANDS MEDICAL POLYMER PORTFOLIO
DEVELOPMENTS IN FLAME RETARDANT COMPOUNDSFOR NYLON, POLYESTER, XPS, EPS FOAM INSULATION
DOW INTRODUCES NEW ELITE™ ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY POLYETHYLENE RESINS ACROSS ASIA PACIFIC
BIOPLASTICS COMPOUNDING AND PROCESSING - AN OVERVIEW
CORTEC CORPORATION TO LAUNCH BIO-BASED FILM PRODUCTS FOR MARINE AND ANAEROBIC DIGESTION MARKETS
POLYPLASTICS TO EXPANDPOM PLANT IN MALAYSIA
HIGH-VALUE ADDITIVES ADVANCEMENT IN BIOPOLYMERS
BASF ANNOUNCES PRICE RISE OF ITS PRODUCT LINES FOR PLASTIC APPLICATIONS
SABIC TAKES STEPS TO STRENGTHENS PRESENCE IN ASIA
BIOPLASTICS VERSUS OIL-BASED PLASTICS
ROYAL INTRODUCES DISTRIBUTION OF PREMIER INSULATED VINYL SIDING IN CANADA AND QUEBEC
DISPLAYS OF BOROUGEAT THE 3P EXHIBITION IN PAKISTAN--A SUCCESS STORY.
WOOD PLASTIC COMPOSITES - AN OVERVIEW IN EUROPE
CLONDALKIN GROUP REVEALS NEW FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DIVISION BUSINESS UNIT STRUCTURE
INDIA BANS PLASTIC BAGS UNDER 40 MICRONS THICKNESS/PLANS TO DEVELOP WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
AIR TRANSAT CHARTER AIRLINE LAUNCHES WINES IN FIRST 1L PET BOTTLE
BOROUGE PROMISES TO BE INDUSTRY MAJOR IN INNOVATIVE PLASTICS IN ABU DHABI.
BOREALIS CELEBRATES 15 YEARS OF SUCCESS STORY IN RUSSIA AT THE INTERPLASTICA 2011
BOROUGE GEARS UP TO STEAL THE SHOW AT THE ARABPLAST
TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS RE-LAUNCHES ITS INTERNET PLATFORM
NEW PLASTIC FILMS—AN ECO-FRIENDLY OPTION FOR HYBRID VEHICLE BATTERIES
KISUMA CHEMICALS INCREASES PRICE OF MAGNESIUM BASED PLASTIC ADDITIVES
AMCOR DIVESTS TOBEPAL OPERATIONS IN EUROPE
JM EAGLE CONTINUES TO BRING LIFE-CHANGING WATER INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT TO AFRICA
TRI POLYTA DECLARED THIRD WINNER IN GREEN INDUSTRY 2010 INDONESIA
AMERIPACK™ TO MARKET DOMESTICALLY WOVEN POLYPROPYLENE BAGS
EASTMAN SHRINK FILM OFFERS EUROPEAN BRANDS NEW PACKAGE DESIGN AND MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES
TEIJIN DEVELOPS WORLD'S FIRST BIO-PLASTIC EYEGLASSES
DUPONT ENGINEERING POLYMERS BRINGS ABOUT NECESSARY CHANGES TO ITS NORTH AMERICAN-BASED DISTRIBUTION NETWORK
HUHTAMAKI DIVESTS ITS RIGID PLASTIC CONSUMER GOODS BUSINESS IN SOUTH AFRICA
AMCOR PET PACKAGING'S NEW 2.5OZ HOT FILL BOTTLE—A GREAT SUCCESS
ARKEMA RESTRUCTURES NORTH AMERICAN OPERATIONS
CHEMSON POLYMER - ADDITIVE AG TIES UP WITH A.L.A. CHEMICALS OF INDIA
AMCOR FLEXIBLES UNVEILS CP FILM, A NEW PEELABLE IONOMER-BASED MEDICAL FORMING FILM
VARIABLE MARGINS IN POLYETHYLENE (PE) GRADES
ASIAN COMPETITION DRIVES EUROPEAN PE FILM INDUSTRY TO INNOVATE
BIOPLASTICS - ITALY IS THE HOTBED
GREEN CAMPAIGN IN TELECOM INDUSTRY: PHONES FROM RECYCLED PLASTICS
GROWTH OF PLA APPLICATIONS FOLLOWING ADDITIVE DEVELOPMENTS
POLYMER COMPOSITES FOR HYBRID VEHICLES - A SLOW GROWTH MARKET
NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN ADDITIVES FOR INCREASED LIGHT STABILIZATION OF PE AGRICULTURE FILM
DEVELOPMENTS IN BIO-BASED PLASTICIZERS
PLASTICS WITH METALLIC AND SUPERCONDUCTING PROPERTIES
PLASTIC PRODUCTS IN AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS IS REPLACED WITH METAL TO SAVE WEIGHT AND COST
NEW FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS DEVELOPED WITH PLASTICS
ROBUST GROWTH OF POLYPROPYLENE COMPOUNDS PREDICTEDIN THE INDIAN PASSENGER VEHICLES SEGMENT
HOT AND COLD WATER DISTRIBUTION WITH PLASTIC PIPING SYSTEM WILL GAIN HIGHER MARKET SHARE
MICRO MOLDING WITH INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
CHINA TOPS IN PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDING MACHINE DEMAND
LACTIC ACID AND PLA ARE FAST GROWING MARKET IN BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS
PLASTIC BOTTLES - RUSSIA'S MAJOR ENVIRONMENT CONCERN
FOSTERSTO MARKET WINE IN PLASTIC BOTTLES
WINE IN PLASTIC BOTTLE TAKES OFF
PLASTIC BABY BOTTLES BANNED IN EUROPE BUT STILL ON SALE IN CHINA
HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (HDPE) EYELETED TARPAULINS FOR PACKAGING OF VEGETABLES AND FRUITS

G. PLASTICS - INDUSTRY LEADERS
BRASKEM S.A.
NOVA CHEMICALS CORPORATION
AEP INDUSTRIES, INC.
AMERICAN PACKAGING CORPORATION
BASF CORPORATION
BWAY HOLDING COMPANY
CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL COMPANY LLC
DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY
DUPONT CORPORATION
EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
EXXON MOBIL CHEMICAL COMPANY
FORMOSA PLASTICS CORP - (FPC)
NATUREWORKS, LLC.
NORTH AMERICAN PIPE CORPORATION
POLYONE CORPORATION
SIGMA PLASTICS GROUP
ALPLA-WERKE ALWINLEHNER GBMH & CO. KG
BOREALIS AG
CHEMSON GROUP
SOLVAY S.A.
SOLVIN
TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS
ARKEMA
BAYER AG
A.G. PETZETAKIS
NOVAMONT S.P.A.
ERCROS SA
INEOS GROUP AG.
LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES
SYNBRA HOLDING BV
REXAM PLC
THE BRITTON GROUP
AMCOR LIMITED
CARDIA BIOPLASTICS
CHINA PETROLEUM & CHEMICAL CORPORATION (SINOPEC)
LIANSU GROUP
PETROCHINA COMPANY LIMITED
GAIL (INDIA) LIMITED
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LTD.
ASAHI KASEI CHEMICALS CORP.
CHEMIWAY MARUZEN PETROCHEMICAL CO., LTD.
DAICEL CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES LTD./DAICEL CORPORATION
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION (MCC)
SUMITOMO CHEMICAL
TEIJIN CHEMICALS
TOSOH CORPORATION
TITAN CHEMICALS CORP. BHD.
ELEME PETROCHEMICALS CO., LTD.
DAELIM INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD (PETROCHEMICAL DIVISION)
USI CORPORATION
ABU DHABI POLYMERS LTD (BOROUGE)
NATIONAL PETROCHEMICAL COMPANY (NPC)
EQUATE PETROCHEMICAL CO.
QATAR CHEMICAL CO LTD. (Q-CHEM)
HIP PETROHEMIJA
SAUDI ARAMCO
SAUDI KAYAN PETROCHEMICAL CO.
TASNEE
SABIC - SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CORP.
BOYTEK

H. PLASTICS – A LOOK AHEAD..!!
INNOVATIVE ROLE OF PLASTIC IN LIFE-SUPPORTING PRODUCTS AND APPLICATIONS IN MODERN SOCIETY
RECENT TRENDS IN RECOVERY OF PLASTICS PACKAGING
PLASTIC COMPOSITES FOR DEVELOPMENTS IN SOLAR CARS
A GLOBAL REVIEW ON PLASTICS MARKET TO 2016

I. PLASTICS – KEY COMPANY PROFILES
THE AMERICAS
EUROPE
ASIA-PACIFIC
REST OF WORLD

IV. INDUSTRY COMPANY DATABASE

V. APPENDIX
A. RESEARCH FOCUS
B. ABOUT AXIS RESEARCH MIND
C. DISCLAIMER
D. FEEDBACK
LIST OF TABLES/CHARTS

- A.G. Petzetakis
- AEP Industries
- ALPLA-WERKE AlwinLehner GbmH & Co. Kg
- Abu Dhabi Polymers Ltd (Borouge)
- American Packaging Corporation
- Arkema
- Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp.
- BASF Corporation
- BWAY Holding Company
- Bayer AG
- Borealis AG
- Boytek
- Braskem S.A.
- Cardia Bioplastics
- Chemson Group
- Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
- China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec)
- Daicel Chemical Industries Ltd./Daicel Corporation
- Dow Chemical Company
- DuPont Corporation
- EQUATE Petrochemical Co.
- Eastman Chemical Company
- Exxon Mobil Chemical Company
- Formosa Plastics Corp - (FPC)
- GAIL (India) Limited
- INEOS Group AG.
- Liansu Group
- LyondellBasell Industries
- Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC)
- National Petrochemical Company (NPC)
- NatureWorks
- North American Pipe Corporation
- Nova Chemicals Corporation
- Novamont S.p.A.
- PetroChina Company Limited
- PolyOne Corporation
- Qatar Chemical Co Ltd. (Q-Chem)
- Reliance Industries Ltd.
- SABIC
- Saudi Basic Industries Corp.
- Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Co.
- Sigma Plastics Group
- SolVin
- Solvay S.A.
- Sumitomo Chemical
- Synbra Holding BV
- Tasnee
- Teijin Chemicals
- The Britton Group
- Titan Chemicals Corp. Bhd.
- Tosoh Corporation
- Total Petrochemicals
- USI Corporation

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