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October 1, 2015
Ineos announced on Thursday that it has acquired the aromatics business of Axiall for $52.4 million at closing with an additional $10.5 million payable upon satisfaction of certain...
September 22, 2015
Altivia Petrochemicals (Houston) has agreed to acquire all of Haverhill Chemicals' (Houston) phenol, acetone, alpha-methylstyrene (AMS), and bisphenol A (BPA) assets. The facilities...
September 17, 2015
Excess length in Europe’s acetone market has begun to impact the aromatics sector as phenol-acetone producers have been forced to cut operations in an attempt to improve...
August 25, 2015
Haverhill Chemicals' (Houston) CEO Alberto Spera confirmed that he was leaving the company on 21 August, after meetings with prospective buyers of the company took place that week. The...
June 29, 2015
Cepsa (Madrid) has lifted the force majeure on phenol and acetone supplies from the company's Huelva, Spain, site, the company confirmed Monday. The force majeure was originally...
June 25, 2015
Production of phenol and acetone at Borealis’s Porvoo, Finland site is not expected to return to normal levels until the second week of July, a company statement said Thursday...
June 18, 2015
Cepsa (Madrid) expects to be back at normal operating rates at its phenol and acetone production unit at Huelva, Spain by July although a force majeure on these products remains...
June 16, 2015
Borealis has declared force majeure on phenol and acetone supply from the company's Porvoo,  Finland site, effective 15 June and until further notice, the company has confirmed to...
June 15, 2015
The closure of Haverhill Chemicals' (Houston) production site at Haverhill, OH with the potential loss of 141 jobs—announced late last week—remains uncertain after the...
June 15, 2015
Haverhill Chemicals (Houston) has announced that it has begun suspending operations at its Haverhill, OH, production site. The company says that since acquiring the plant three years...
June 10, 2015
Haverhill Chemicals (Houston) is working to secure alternative sources of financing after banks unexpectedly withdrew their support, company sources close to the matter have told IHS...
May 22, 2015
Eastman Chemical says it will increase prices on methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) in North America and Latin America by 5 cts/lb ($110/m.t.), effective 5 June or as contracts allow. The company cites elevated operating costs, especially in raw materials....
May 15, 2015
Deepak Nitrite (Pune, India) has established a wholly owned subsidiary, Deepak Phenolics, to manage a project to build a phenol-acetone plant at Dahej, India, Deepak Nitrite says...
May 12, 2015
Sabic Europe has restarted cyclohexane production at its 195,000-m.t./year unit at Teeside, UK after just over one week offline with technical difficulties. Meanwhile, there is...
May 8, 2015
Mitsui Chemicals plans to shut its phenol plant at Osaka from 29 June until 5 August to conduct a planned maintenance program, the company says. The plant has a design capacity of...
April 29, 2015
Mitsubishi Chemical will shut its phenol plant at Kashima, Japan, in June for a scheduled maintenance program lasting about a month, the company says. The plant has a production...
April 29, 2015
Cepsa (Madrid) plans to have its new phenol plant at Shanghai running at full capacity by May, the company says. It has a design capacity of 250,000 m.t./year of phenol; 150,000...
April 24, 2015
Borealis began a planned maintenance shutdown today at the company's phenol-acetone unit at Porvoo, Finland, Borealis has confirmed. The turnaround is expected to last until 3 June...
April 23, 2015
India has extended antidumping duties on acetone imports from Japan and Thailand by one year, the Ministry of Finance (New Delhi) says. The tariffs will remain in force until 8 April...
April 21, 2015
India has levied antidumping duties on acetone from Taiwan and Saudi Arabia for five years, the Ministry of Finance (New Delhi) says. Depending on factors, tariffs of $86.10/m.t....
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