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October 28, 2009
Ineos Nova says it has idled its 1-billion lbs/year styrene plant at Texas City, TX due to weak economic conditions. The plant will be restarted when market conditions improve, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Ineos-Nova-Idles-Styrene-Plant_22360.html
September 17, 2009
Qatar Intermediate Industries Holding Co. (Doha) and Honam Petrochemical Corp. are trying to revive their previously announced petrochemicals joint venture project at Mesaieed, Qatar...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Honam-and-Qatari-Partners-Enlarge-Scope-of-Mesaieed-Project_20161.html
September 17, 2009
Equate Petrochemical Co. has announced the beginning of commerial operation at The Kuwait Styrene Co.'s (TKSC) new ethyl benzene-styrene production plant at Shuaiba, Kuwait. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Equate-Commissions-Styrene-Complex-in-Kuwait_20824.html
September 17, 2009
Fluor Corp. says it has completed work on Olefins II, an expansion of Equate's existing complex at Shuaiba, Kuwait. Equate is a joint venture between Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Fluor-Completes-Work-on-Equates-Expansion_21056.html
September 7, 2009
Huntsman says it has completed an internal review of the styrenics operations owned by Huntsman Chemical Company Australia (West Footscray, Australia), and has decided to close the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Huntsman-to-Close-Styrenics-Operations-in-Australia_21259.html
August 6, 2009
BASF says that it will sell its styrene monomer plant at Ulsan, Korea, which has been idled since October 2008, to SK Energy (Seoul). The sale includes the 320,000-m.t./year styrene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/BASF-to-Sell-Styrene-Site-in-Korea-to-SK-Energy_20548.html
July 7, 2009
The Kuwait Styrene Co. (TKSC), which forms part of Greater Equate, has delayed the startup of its ethylbenzene-styrene monomer complex at Shuaiba, Kuwait by an estimated 4-8 weeks. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Kuwait-Delays-Startup-of-Styrene-Plant_20009.html
June 22, 2009
Omnova today raised its styrene butadiene latex price by 6 cts/lb. The increase, which will take effect on July 20, will primarily impact the carpet market, the company says. Omnova...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Omnova-Raises-Carpet-Chemicals-Prices_19680.html
June 1, 2009
Mitsubishi Chemical says it will exit the caprolactam and styrene monomer businesses within the next two years as it restructures its petrochemicals businesses. “The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Mitsubishi-Chemical-to-Quit-Caprolactam-and-Styrene-Monomer-Businesses-_19270.html
May 27, 2009
Overall profitability in the chemical industry is expected to fall by 20% in 2009, according to an industry outlook by Moody's Investors Service (New York). The report expects a slight...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Chemical-Industry-Profits-to-Fall-in-2009-Report_19176.html
April 29, 2009
The chemicals industry is at a turning point in the global supply of olefins as this will be the first year that olefins production from the Middle East cannot be absorbed by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/CMAI-Mideast-Olefins-Excess-Starting-to-Head-West_18541.html
February 9, 2009
Total Petrochemicals (Courbevoie, France) says it has started up a 600,000-m.t./year styrene unit at Gonfreville-l’Orcher, France. The plant’s reactors will increase the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Total-Opens-Styrene-Plant_16930.html
January 21, 2009
The project forms part of a restructuring of the company's petrochemical operations in the country....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Total-Starts-up-Styrene-Plant-in-France_16569.html
January 21, 2009
Total Petrochemicals (Courbevoie, ‚Ä®France) says it has started its newly expanded 600,000 m.t./year styrene unit at Gonfreville-l’Orcher, France. The facility’s capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Total-Starts-Up-Expanded-Styrene-Plant_16568.html
January 13, 2009
Kraton Polymers says it will suspend about 50% of its global styrenic block copolymer (SBC) production to improve cash flow. Kraton says the affected sites are in Europe and the U.S....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Kraton-Halves-Polymer-Output_16269.html
December 22, 2008
BASF plans to construct a styrene butadiene (SB) latex plant at the Dayawan petrochemicals park near Daya Bay, Huizhou, China. The company has signed a heads of agreement with CSPC, an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/BASF-to-Build-SB-Latex-Unit-at-Chinese-Site_16021.html
December 19, 2008
Prices U.S.: $1.08-$1.12/lb del, Nov. contracts EUROPE: €1,534-€1,625/m.t. del, Nov. ASIA: $1,300-$1,500/m.t., c&f, China Outlook Global acrylonitrile butadiene styrene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/ABS_16044.html
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