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May 21, 2013
Cobalt Technologies (Mountain View, CA) says it has partnered with two unnamed Asian companies for the development of biobased butadiene. The deal calls for the construction of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Cobalt-signs-biobased-butadiene-deal_52066.html
May 21, 2013
OMV (Vienna) has earmarked €230 million ($301.6 million) to build a new butadiene plant at its Burghausen, Germany, refinery site and upgrade the company’s existing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/OMV-to-invest-in-new-butadiene-capacity-in-Germany-and-Austria_52056.html
May 9, 2013
Braskem's first quarter earnings totaled R$227 million ($113 million), up 49% year-over-year (YOY) from R$152 million, but down 18% sequentially from R$275 million in the fourth quarter of 2012....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Braskem-first-quarter-net-income-up-49-percent_51886.html
May 7, 2013
OMV (Vienna) has earmarked €230 million ($301.6 million) to build a new butadiene plant at the petrochemical complex that forms part of the company's Burghausen, Germany, refinery...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/OMV-earmarks-&euro230-million-for-new-butadiene-capacity-in-Germany-and-Austria_51815.html
May 3, 2013
Kraton Performance Polymers (Houston) on Wednesday reported adjusted earnings per share of 7 cts/share, down 86% year-over-year (YOY) and well below the analyst consensus estimate of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Kraton-earnings-fall-YOY_51708.html
April 26, 2013
Shell Chemicals' steam cracker at Moerdijk, Netherlands, is experiencing technical difficulties that have delayed the plant's restart following planned maintenance, unconfirmed reports...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Reports-Technical-difficulties-delay-restart-of-Shells-Moerdijk-cracker_51527.html
April 23, 2013
Europe's butadiene producers are expected to benefit from growing demand and limited yields despite recent uncertainty over the short-term direction of butadiene prices, IHS Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/European-butadiene-producers-poised-to-benefit-from-limited-supply-and-new-capacity_51362.html
April 18, 2013
Wison Engineering (Shanghai) has developed proprietary butene oxidization and dehydrogenation technology to produce butadiene, the company announced. The novel technology, featuring a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Chinese-engineering-firm-develops-proprietary-butene-dehydrogenation-technology_51280.html
April 11, 2013
Versalis and Genomatica (San Diego) have signed a definitive joint venture agreement for the development, licensing, and production of biobased butadiene, the companies said today...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Versalis-and-Genomatica-launch-biobased-butadiene-development-and-licensing-joint-venture_51072.html
March 22, 2013
Global styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) prices are expected to be torn in the first half of this year between soft demand downstream from tire manufacturing, as the automotive sector...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Export-opportunities-will-drive-SBR-markets-during-the-second-half-of-2013_50701.html
March 19, 2013
Ube Industries (Tokyo), Mitsubishi Corp. (Tokyo), Lotte Chemical (Seoul), and Lotte Chemical’s wholly owned Lotte Chemical Titan (Kuala Lumpur) subsidiary have established a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Ube-Lotte-Chemical-and-Mitsubishi-form-joint-venture_50525.html
March 1, 2013
Oversupply and sluggish demand will continue to impact the price of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) in Europe throughout 2013 with changes mostly dictated by feedstock prices, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/European-ABS-prices-to-stagnate-in-2013-on-poor-demand-oversupply_50133.html
February 22, 2013
Oversupply and sluggish demand will continue to impact the price of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) in Europe throughout 2013 with changes mostly dictated by feedstock prices, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/European-ABS-prices-likely-to-remain-stagnant-during-2013-due-to-poor-demand-oversupply_49993.html
February 13, 2013
Genomatica (San Diego) says it has produced 5 million lbs (2,000 m.t.) of renewable 1,4-butanediol (BDO) in five weeks, validating the commercial viability of its BDO production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Genomatica-announces-biobased-BDO-milestone-UPDATED_49757.html
February 7, 2013
Seattle biocatalysis firm Arzeda says it has entered into a collaboration with Invista to develop a biobased route to a butadiene, a key raw material that is increasingly in short...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Invista-signs-second-biobased-butadiene-development-deal_49623.html
February 7, 2013
Braskem's net profit swung back to positive territory in the fourth quarter of 2012 as the company reported 275 million reais ($138.3 million) in net earnings, compared with a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Braskem-swings-to-a-net-profit-in-the-fourth-quarter_49647.html
January 30, 2013
Borealis announced major investment projects today at its manufacturing plants at Stenungsund, Sweden; and Porvoo, Finland. The investments, with a combined expenditure in excess of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Borealis-announces-&euro45-million-investment-at-sites-in-Sweden-Finland_49441.html
January 28, 2013
The Naphtachimie steam cracker at Lavéra, France, is expected to restart operations partially during the first half of March, IHS Chemical says. The cracker sustained a fire in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Naphtachimie-cracker-at-Lavera-to-restart-partially-in-March_49375.html
January 16, 2013
Indian Oil Corp. (IOC; New Delhi) would like to participate in the previously announced share auction process of Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd. (HPL; Kolkata, India), say reports in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Indian-Oil-may-participate-in-Haldia-Petrochemicals-share-auction-reports-say_49008.html
January 11, 2013
Evonik will develop its C4 products chain with the expansion of its butene-1 capacity at the Marl Chemical Park (Marl, Germany), and by expanding its butadiene capacity at Antwerp...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Evonik-to-expand-C4-chain-capacity-in-Germany-and-Belgium_48915.html
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