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January 9, 2014
Americas Styrenics (The Woodlands, TX) plans to construct a deep water dock at its styrene production facility at St. James, LA, on the Mississippi River. The company expects to obtain local permits by mid-2014 and to bring the facility online in late 2015....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Americas-Styrenics-plans-deep-water-dock-for-St-James-facility_57856.html
November 27, 2013
Styrolution says it will consolidates its Indian operations. The assets include ABS India (SAI; Vadodara, India) and Styrolution India Private Ltd. (Mumbai). Styrolution India Private...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Styrolution-to-consolidate-its-ABS-operations-in-India_56957.html
October 31, 2013
Styrolution plans to add a production line for alpha-methyl styrene acrylonitrile (Amsan), a heat-resistance modifier, at its site in Altamira, Mexico, the company announced on 30 October....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Styrolution-to-add-Amsan-line-in-Altamira_56314.html
October 2, 2013
Petrobras's (Rio de Janeiro) shareholders have approved the sale of Innova (Triunfo, Brazil) to plastic packaging and styrene producer Videolar (São Paulo) in a deal valued at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Petrobrass-shareholders-approve-divestment-of-Innova_55583.html
August 28, 2013
Industrial action could lift prices of petrochemical products transported along rivers and canals in Germany, market sources say. Ver.di, a trade union, says it has appealed to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Industrial-action-at-Germanys-canal-locks-boosts-petrochemical-prices_54796.html
August 18, 2013
Petrobras says that its board of directors on Friday approved plans to sell $2.1 billion worth of assets, including upstream and downstream operations. The company is selling...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Petrobras-sells-$2-1-billion-worth-of-assets-including-Innova_54546.html
July 26, 2013
Dow Chemical says it has completed the sale of its styrenics unit, Styron, to Bain Capital (Boston) for $1.63 billion. The company placed Styron up for sale in July 2009 and announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Dow-Completes-Sale-of-Styron-Business_27502.html
July 26, 2013
Styron will change its name to Trinseo later this year. Private Equity firm Bain Capital (Boston) bought Styron from Dow Chemical in June 2010 for $1.63 billion. Styron product lines...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Styron-to-Change-Name-to-Trinseo_34084.html
July 26, 2013
Styron Europe has announced a price increase of €110/m.t. ($144) across its polystyrene (PS) range, including its general-purpose PS and high-impact polystyrene (HIPS)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Styron-announces-&euro110m-t-PS-increase-on-the-back-of-rising-feedstock-costs_48803.html
June 17, 2013
European benzene supply is expected to remain tight as use of lighter feedstocks limits production of benzene coproduct, according to the latest IHS Chemical Market Advisory...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Tight-European-benzene-supply_52863.html
June 13, 2013
Two companies remain in the race for the acquisition of Innova (São Paulo), the styrene unit of state-owned Petrobras, based at Triunfo, Brazil, according to Valor...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Reports-Elekeiroz-and-Videolar-competing-to-acquire-Petrobrass-styrene-assets_52805.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/styrene/Reports-Technical-difficulties-delay-restart-of-Shells-Moerdijk-cracker_51527.html
March 21, 2013
Although shale gas has cut into North American benzene supply and raised prices, it has simultaneously advantaged the production of benzene derivatives...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/IHS-WPC-Shale-will-drive-benzene-derivatives-in-North-America_50684.html
March 7, 2013
Polystyrene (PS) prices fell in Europe between January and February, sliding on the back of lower-than-expected demand. But sellers are expecting an increase in the styrene monomer...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/European-PS-producers-bullish-on-prices-despite-weak-end-user-demand_50275.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/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
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