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March 13, 2008Ineos says it has agreed to buy BASF’s Seal Sands, U.K. site. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. BASF produces acrylonitrile (AN), adipodinitrile (ADN) and...
August 7, 2007Acrylonitrile producers in Europe are seeking a €40/m.t. increase for the third quarter, on top of a strong €35/m.t. increase secured for the second-quarter contract...
August 6, 2007Toray says it will increase capacity for the company’s Torayca polyacrylonitrile-based carbon fiber in France, Japan, and the U.S., The company will spend ¥55 billion ($461...
July 30, 2007Asahi Kasei Chemicals says its subsidiary Tongsuh Petrochemical (Ulsan, Korea) has begun commercial operations of the world’s first propane-based acrylonitrile line at Ulsan. An...
July 30, 2007BASF says it will close an adiponitrile (ADN) plant at Seal Sands, U.K. at an unspecified date after 2008 with the loss of about 30 jobs, 15% of the site’s workforce. BASF uses...
July 25, 2007Rhodia is seeking a €70/m.t., about 5%, price increase on adipic acid in Europe, effective January 1. The company cites continued increases in raw material costs • Dow...
July 25, 2007First-quarter U.S. petrochemical production gained 4% from the year-ago period, to 48.5 billion lbs, says the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA; Washington)...
July 24, 2007European butadiene contracts have settled for the second quarter at a €25/m.t. increase, to €895/m.t. del, a record high. Strong demand and tight supplies boosted prices...
July 24, 2007Ineos Nitriles (League City, TX) says it plans to install a fourth reactor at its Green Lake, TX acrylonitrile plant, boosting the company’s total acrylonitrile capacity by...
July 24, 2007European acrylonitrile producers are not quite ready to commit to any aggressive moves for the second quarter, but they are optimistic. “Spring demand is healthy in all...