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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/toluene/Braskem-swings-to-a-net-profit-in-the-fourth-quarter_49647.html
January 29, 2013
Chiyoda has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract by Taiyo Oil (Tokyo) to develop a 10,000-bbl/day transalkylation unit, Chiyoda announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Chiyoda-awarded-EPC-contract-for-Taiyo-Oil-aromatics-expansion-in-Japan_49411.html
October 12, 2012
BASF says it is acquiring parts of Ciech’s (Warsaw) toluene diisocyanate (TDI) business. Closing of the agreement is expected in first-quarter 2013 and financial terms of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/BASF-acquires-parts-of-Ciechs-toluene-diisocyanate-business_46956.html
September 17, 2012
The recent bump in prices for benzene, toluene, and mixed xylenes in Europe may already be tipping over from boom to bust, market watchers say. Spot benzene ran up more than $200/m.t...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/European-Aromatics-Spike-May-Have-Already-Peaked_46314.html
January 18, 2012
U.S. benzene contracts were settled higher by 70 cts/gal for January, up more than 23% from December, and spot aromatics prices have shot even higher as multiple forces combine to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Reformer-Reductions-Pinch-Aromatics_40550.html
April 12, 2011
Abu Dhabi National Chemicals Co. (ChemaWEyaat) says it has awarded a project management consulting contract to WorleyParsons for the previously announced Tacaamol aromatics complex in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/WorleyParsons-Awarded-Contract-for-Abu-Dhabi-Aromatics-Project_34069.html
March 27, 2011
By 2015 the market share of polyester fiber is expected to increase to more than half of world demand, analysts say, in a long-term trend that puts fundamental macroeconomics under a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/CMAI-Fibers-Demand-Drives-Aromatics-Outlook_33714.html
March 24, 2011
Showa Denko and Nippon Steel Chemical (NSC; Tokyo), a subsidiary of Nippon Steel (Tokyo), say they have agreed to establish a joint venture company that will take over NSC's production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Nippon-Steel-Chemical-and-Showa-Denko-to-Form-Aromatics-and-Styrene-Joint-Venture_33673.html
December 14, 2010
Keyuan Petrochemicals (Ningbo, China) says it will spend about $3.8 million to expand petrochemical capacity at its by about 30%, to 720,000 m.t./year at its Nigbo facility. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Keyuan-Petrochemicals-to-Boost-Capacity-at-Ningbo_31589.html
October 7, 2010
The European chemical industry can breathe a collective sigh of relief: The Light Olefins & Aromatics Consortium (LOA; Brussels) is successfully on track to complete the Reach...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Olefins-and-Aromatics-Consortium-Successfully-Registers-Products-with-Reach_29936.html
October 7, 2009
Sunoco says it will idle production at its 145,000-bpd Eagle Point refinery at Westville, NJ due to weak demand and increased capacity that has pressured margins. About 400 employees...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Sunoco-Idles-NJ-Refinery_21926.html
August 6, 2007
Dow Chemical says it shut its toluene diisocyanate (TDI) plant in Camaçari, Brazil on April 10 for a 30-day maintenance turnaround. Dow says it is evaluating additional...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/Dow-TDI-Plant-on-Turnaround_6073.html
July 31, 2007
EPA has released its list of 73 proposed substances it plans to test for potential to disrupt the endocrine system, which is associated with some neurological and developmental health...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/EPA-Releases-Candidates-for-Endocrine-Screening-List_6672.html
July 24, 2007
European 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/toluene/COMMENTARY_6200.html
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