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2008-10-23 18:00:20

The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) and Chemical Week announced today that Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Energy and Industry, Qatar, and Chairman and Managing Director, Qatar Petroleum will keynote the Middle East's largest petrochemicals event. The GPCA and Chemical Week also announced several other industry leaders who will be speaking at the event. Organized by the GPCA and co-organized by Chemical Week, the Third Annual GPCA Forum...

2008-09-29 09:00:43

NEW YORK and LONDON, September 29 /PRNewswire/ -- ICIS Chemical Business magazine has unveiled the ICIS Company of the Year - US-based fertilizer producer Mosaic. "The ICIS award goes to a worthy winner that has booked a tremendous increase in net profits for its most recent financial year, which ended on May 31, 2008," said Joseph Chang, Global Editor of ICIS Chemical Business. "We congratulate Mosaic and its president and CEO Jim Prokopanko for a stellar financial performance." For...

2008-09-25 09:00:42

HOUSTON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemical Market Associates, Inc. (CMAI) recently completed the Chemical Company Analysis (CCA) on Total SA (Chemicals), the fourth company report of the 2008 Edition. The report includes strategic direction, financial overviews, global chemical business operations/positions, chemical manufacturing site descriptions and chemical product material balances for the chemical businesses of Total SA. (Photo:...

2008-09-24 18:00:32

Nagoya, Sept. 24 (Jiji Press)--Japanese trader Toyota Tsusho Corp. said Wednesday it will sell in Asia, including Japan, polyethylene to be mass-produced from sugarcane by leading Brazilian petrochemical firm Braskem SA by 2011. It will be the first time in the world for polyethylene of plant origin to be produced on an industrial scale. Of the Brazilian company's planned annual output of some 200,000 tons, the Japanese trader will sell around 50,000 tons for use in cosmetics packaging,...

2008-09-22 09:00:50

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Repsol YPF S.A. (NYSE:REP) (Madrid, Spain), has begun preliminary work at a petrochemical complex in Sines, Portugal, to build a linear polyethylene plant, a polypropylene unit and an ethylene cracker. After two years of planning, the company is finally moving forward with work, and large construction machinery is moving about the site. Concrete for buildings and equipment systems is scheduled to be poured in January 2009. For...

2008-07-17 09:01:05

HOUSTON, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemical Market Associates, Inc. (CMAI) recently completed the Chemical Company Analysis (CCA) on PetroChina Company Limited, the third company report of the 2008 Edition. The report includes strategic direction, financial overviews, global chemical business operations/positions, chemical manufacturing site descriptions and chemical product material balances for PetroChina. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080717/LATH049) (Logo:...

2008-07-09 09:00:54

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- In the first weekend of July, the Ipiranga refinery in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, began to decrease the refinery's processing capacity. The decision was made by refinery's directors, who cited the high price of crude oil costs they have been facing for a while. In Brazil, the price of derivate products, such as diesel, naphtha, liquefied petroleum gas and fuel oil, are not keeping pace with the increasing price of crude oil,...

2008-06-24 12:02:58

Try to imagine a plastics factory. You're probably seeing an industrial eyesore belching smoke and fire into the sky at a city's edge. But Dow Chemical (DOW) and other large plastics makers have a more bucolic vision of what some plants will look like in the future, and they're heading to Brazil to build them. The "factories" they have in mind are more like farms: A sugar cane plantation, with 11-foot stalks for miles around, surrounding a plastics plant that runs entirely on cane, emits a...

2008-06-17 12:00:43

HOUSTON, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemical Market Associates, Inc. (CMAI) recently completed the Chemical Company Analysis (CCA) on Braskem SA, the second company report of the 2008 Edition. The report includes strategic direction, financial overviews, global chemical business operations/positions, chemical manufacturing site descriptions and chemical product material balances for Braskem SA. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080617/LATU066) (Logo:...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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