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March 3, 2016
Evonik Industries is expanding its membrane business with an investment at its site at Lenzing/Schörfling, Austria. The investment will double the existing production capacities...
February 18, 2016
Clariant says it will spend more than 7.5 million Swiss francs ($7.6 million) in specialized equipment and facilities to expand the capabilities and capacities for the production of...
February 16, 2016
Maire Tecnimont has signed an agreement worth €1 billion ($1.12 billion) for constructing refineries and petrochemical plants in Iran. The agreement was signed with the Persian...
February 10, 2016
Evonik Industries plans to build a production line for special nylon-12 powders at its Marl, Germany, site. The investment will be in the mid double-digit million euro range, the...
January 25, 2016
Covestro is expanding capacity for polycarbonate films at its Dormagen, Germany, site, the company announced on Monday. It is investing roughly €20 million ($21.6 million) to...
January 21, 2016
Celanese is adding nylons  -6 and -6,6 to its portfolio of engineered materials using technology developed in-house, the company says. Some grades of nylon will be immediately available, while others will enter the market during the third quarter....
January 7, 2016
Solvay has hired Goldman Sachs to find potential buyers for Solvay's nylon business, according to reports in the Belgian and Dutch media. An acquisition of the business could be worth...
November 27, 2015
BASF said on Friday that it will expand its compounding capacity for engineering plastics in Europe. The company will add 70,000 m.t./year capacity at the Schwarzheide, Germany site by...
November 26, 2015
DSM said in Thursday that it is expanding production capacity for Akulon XS, a new nylon developed specifically for blown films used in flexible food packaging. The expansion at...
November 4, 2015
Acetone prices in Asia are under pressure and likely to continue falling as supply continues to outpace demand, IHS Chemical says. Three new Chinese units—Sinopec, FCFC...
November 2, 2015
Braskem has amended a contract for the supply of naphtha with Petrobras, valid for 45 days, until 15 December, the company says. Braskem and Petrobras had been attempting to agree to a...
October 23, 2015

Styrolution has suspended development of an acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) joint venture with Braskem, citing market conditions in Brazil and the rest of South America. “Sadly, the rapid deterioration of the business climate in the region has significantly increased market and project execution risk,” says Kevin McQuade, CEO, Styrolution.

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