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November 27, 2014
Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petchems player, has developed new grades of solution-polymerized styrene butadiene rubber (SSBR) and will likely make these new products at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Sibur-to-commercialize-new-grades-of-solution-styrene-butadiene-rubber_65712.html
November 26, 2014
Ineos has declared force majeure on polyethylene (PE) out of its site at Grangemouth, UK, market sources have said. Market observers say that there are "operational issues"...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Sources-Ineos-declares-force-majeure-on-PE-out-of-Grangemouth_65695.html
November 24, 2014
EPA has issued two final proposed greenhouse gas prevention of significant deterioration (GHG PSD) construction permits to M&G Chemicals (Luxembourg) to build a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/EPA-issues-GHG-PDS-permits-to-M-and-G-Chemicals-PET-project-in-Texas_65645.html
November 21, 2014
Carbios (Clermont-Ferrand, France) has used its proprietary enzymatic process to depolymerize 90% of polylactic acid (PLA) material –a thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Carbios-achieves-PLA-depolymerization-process-in-48-hrs_65624.html
November 19, 2014
The first units at BASF's new toluene diisocyanate (TDI) complex—currently under construction at Ludwigshafen—will be mechanically complete by the end of 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/toluene_diisocyanate/BASF-TDI-project-at-Ludwigshafen-to-reach-completion-by-year-end_65534.html
November 19, 2014
BASF has completed the sale of its 50% share in Styrolution to its partner, Ineos. Relevant merger control approvals have been granted. Styrolution was founded in October 2011 as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/BASF-completes-divestment-of-50-percent-stake-in-Styrolution-to-Ineos_65477.html
November 19, 2014
Sibur’s subsidiary Biaxplen, a major producer of biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) has launched a new type of biaxially oriented metallized heat sealable film. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Biaxplen-launches-new-type-of-metallized-BOPP-film_65525.html
November 17, 2014
Mexichem (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) has received clearance from all antitrust authorities with respect to its acquisition of Vestolit (Marl, Germany), the company announced. Mexichem...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Mexichem-receives-antitrust-approval-for-Vestolit-acquisition_65471.html
November 14, 2014
Dow Chemical plans to expand capacity and enhance production technologies and equipment at its four polyethylene (PE) production units at Bahia Blanca, Argentina, starting in 2015. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Dow-to-expand-PE-capacity-in-Argentina_65437.html
November 13, 2014
Brazil's competition authority CADE (Brasilia) has rejected Braskem's proposed acquisition of Solvay's 70.59% stake in chlorvinyls company Solvay Indupa (Buenos Aires). The decision...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Brazil-blocks-Braskems-acquisition-of-Solvay-Indupa-update-adds-Braskem-comment_65343.html
November 13, 2014
Japan Polypropylene (JPP; Tokyo), a joint venture between Japan Polychem—a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical—and JNC Corp. (Tokyo), has announced an expansion of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Japan-Polypropylene-to-expand-compounding-capacity-in-US-China_65367.html
November 13, 2014
M&G Chemicals (Luxembourg), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mossi Ghisolfi Group (Tortona, Italy), has signed an agreement to issue $300 million in new equity to private equity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Private-equity-firm-TPG-acquires-minority-stake-in-M-and-G-Chemicals-via-capital-increase_65363.html
November 10, 2014
Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB; La Paz), has awarded Tecnimont a consulting services contract on YPFB's planned propylene and polypropylene (PP)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Tecnimont-wins-consulting-contract-for-YPFB-propylenePP-project_65255.html
November 10, 2014
Dow Chemical says it will appeal a polyurethanes price-fixing class-action judgment to the US Supreme Court. In September, the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit affirmed a jury verdict awarding the plaintiffs $1.06 billion. Dow asked the court to rehear the case, but on 7 November, the court turned the company down....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/Dow-to-appeal-polyurethanes-decision-to-US-Supreme-Court_65261.html
November 10, 2014
Styrolution (Fribourg, Switzerland), part of the Ineos group, said today that it intends to close permanently its 80,000 m.t./year polystyrene (PS) plant at Trelleborg, Sweden. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Styrolution-to-close-polystyrene-plant-in-Sweden_65254.html
November 7, 2014
Flint Hills Resources (Wichita, KS) plans to close its 85,000-m.t./year Marysville, MI, polypropylene (PP) plant in July 2015. Production will be shifted to the company's Longview, TX, facility, which has two PP plants totaling over 300,000 m.t./year of capacity....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Flint-Hills-to-close-Marysville-MI-polypropylene-plant-in-July-Updated_65231.html
November 7, 2014
Shell Chemical is exercising its option to buy a site in Monaca, PA, for a potential world-scale ethylene and derivatives project, according to Horsehead Holding, owner of the site. The deal brings the project, which would include an ethane cracker and polyethylene plants, one step closer to realization. However, Shell has not made a final investment decision....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Shell-to-buy-site-in-Monaca-PA-for-cracker-project_65228.html
November 7, 2014
Caustic soda supply has tightened considerably in northwestern and southern Europe because of production issues plaguing various producers. These issues range from industrial action to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Caustic-soda-prices-spike-in-Europe-as-production-issues-constrain-supply_65218.html
November 5, 2014
Axiall (Atlanta) says lower electrochemical unit values and higher ethylene costs cut into third-quarter volume gains. Net income totaled $44.5 million, up 6% year-on-year (YOY) from $39.0 million. Net sales also increased 6% YOY, to $1.27 billion, from $1.20 billion. Adjusted earnings per share of 72 cts were well ahead of analysts’ consensus estimate of 60 cts, compiled by Thomson Reuters....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Axiall-increases-income-6-percent-beats-estimates_65139.html
November 3, 2014
HIP Petrohemija (Pancevo, Serbia) says it has signed a preliminary agreement with the Pancevo municipal authority for construction of a polypropylene (PP) plant at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polypropylene/Serbias-HIP-Petrohemija-signs-preliminary-deal-for-PP-project_65050.html
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