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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/styrene/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/styrene/European-ABS-prices-likely-to-remain-stagnant-during-2013-due-to-poor-demand-oversupply_49993.html
January 10, 2013
Westlake Chemical has begun the previously announced expansion of the Petro 2 ethylene unit at its complex at Lake Charles, LA, the company said today. The expansion work, taking place...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Westlake-commences-ethylene-expansion-at-Lake-Charles_48861.html
November 12, 2012
Egypt’s president Mohamed Morsi has opened a complex producing styrene and polystyrene at the Dekheila Port at Alexandria, Egypt. The plant was built by the Egyptian Styrenics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Egyptian-president-opens-EStyrenics-complex-at-Alexandria_47629.html
November 12, 2012
Sabic and Shell Chemicals have confirmed CW’s exclusive report that they plan to invest in propylene oxide-styrene monomer (POSM) and polyols plants in Saudi Arabia...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Sabic-and-Shell-plan-POSM-polyols-projects-ponder-petchem-investments-outside-Saudi-Arabia_47628.html
May 21, 2012
The Styrene Information and Research Center (SIRC) says it has filed a motion asking a court to grant summary judgment in support of the council’s lawsuit challenging the 12th...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Industry-Asks-Court-for-Expedited-Ruling-in-RoC-Lawsuit_43629.html
March 20, 2012
Styron has proposed an improved process to help customers in Europe by settling monthly contract prices for polystyrene (PS) in the first week but not later than the tenth working day...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Styron-Proposes-Changes-to-Polystyrene-Settlements-in-Europe_42101.html
March 13, 2012
Nova Chemicals reported fourth-quarter net income of $77 million, up 22% from the year-ago quarter, on higher margins in the company’s olefins segment. Sales were down 5.8% from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Nova-Chemicals-Posts-Fourth-Quarter-Profit_41962.html
March 5, 2012
Keyuan Petrochemicals (Ningbo, China), an independent petchems manufacturer which started-up in 2007, says it plans to expand its production capacity for styrene butadiene styrene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Keyuan-Petrochemicals-Plans-SBS-Expansion_41791.html
January 12, 2012
Denki Kagaku Kogyo (Denka) says it will buy Sumitomo Chemical out of their ethylbenzene and styrene production joint venture, Chiba Styrene Monomer. Denka already holds a 60% stake in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Sumitomo-Exits-Styrene-JV-with-Denka_40403.html
December 6, 2011
The styrene industry, a long time critic of the methodology used to create the U.S. government’s Report on Carcinogens (RoC), says the recently proposed changes to the RoC...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Styrene-Industry-Says-Officials-Should-Withdraw-Proposed-Changes-to-RoC-Methodology_39406.html
November 21, 2011
Two Majors Link to Form a Leading Producer Gualdoni: Styrolution has probably 'the best team in the industry.' Styrolution (Frankfurt) was launched last month as a 50-50 joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/The-Styrene-Solution_39109.html
October 4, 2011
BASF and Ineos, partners in the styrenics joint venture Styrolution, say the company started operating as an independent unit on October 1, 2011, following approval from the relevant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/BASF-and-Ineos-Launch-Styrolution-Are-Close-to-Divesting-Spanish-ABS-Asset_38020.html
October 4, 2011
Industry executives attending the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) annual meeting, currently taking place in Berlin, confirm a weakening in demand in petrochemical markets in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/EPCA-2011-Petrochemical-Markets-Soften_38018.html
July 27, 2011
Wilfrid Gambade, Business Director/Composite Resins Europe & Global for DSM outlines the the case for phasing out the use of styrene following the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ decision to classify styrene as a potential carcinogen. Gambade challenges the notion that styrene is sustainable and says it is time to adopt alternative materials. Gambade cites The National Toxicological Program’s (NTP) 12th Report on Carcinogens, which classifies styrene as "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen," and The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which classifies styrene as a potential human carcinogen.
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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/DSM-Calling-for-the-Phaseout-of-Styrene_36331.html
July 6, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, Bain Capital's Styron is filing for a $400 million IPO. The company filed as Trinseo, which will be its name by the end of the year.   In M&A...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Chemical-Finance-Digest-June-27-July-1_35959.html
July 5, 2011
BASF has confirmed reports in the German media that it will receive €600 million ($870 million) from Styrolution (Frankfurt), the equally owned styrenics joint venture  with...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/BASF-to-Receive-&euro600-Million-from-Styrolution-JV-to-Equalize-Assets_35923.html
June 28, 2011
Styron, which is controlled by Bain Capital, today filed with U.S. regulators for a proposed initial public offering (IPO) of its common stock, seeking to raise as much as $400 million. The filing is under the company name Trinseo, which will be the name of the company by the end of this year....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Bain-Capitals-Styron-Files-for-IPO_35822.html
June 13, 2011
BASF and Ineos have received approval from the European Commission for the companies’ previously announced 50-50 Styrolution joint venture. The jv combines the global styrenics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/BASF-and-Ineos-Get-Nod-for-Styrolution-JV-Divest-ABS-Unit_35413.html
June 13, 2011
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  (HHS) has added eight substances to the 12th edition of its Report on Carcinogens, published June 10. Formaldehyde and a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/U-S-Adds-Formaldehyde-Styrene-to-Federal-Carcinogens-List_35470.html
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