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April 4, 2016
Trinseo (Horgen, Switzerland) has increased April contract and spot prices for all grades of polystyrene (PS) and styrene copolymers in Europe. The increase for general-purpose PS (GPPS) and high-impact PS (HIPS) is €105/m.t. ($119.72); for acrylonitrile butadiene styrene resin, €120/m.t.; and for styrene acrylonitrile resins, €95/m.t....
April 1, 2016
Lanxess and Saudi Aramco have completed the formation of the companies' previously announced 50-50 synthetic rubber joint venture, Arlanxeo (Maastricht, Netherlands). The deal was announced in September 2015 and the jv had received all relevant antitrust approvals by February 2016....
April 1, 2016
Wanhua Chemical (America) is increasing the price of polyurethane precursors methylene di-para-phenylene diisocyanate (MDI), toluene diisocyanate (TDI), and polyols in North America and the Caribbean, effective 1 May. Wannate-brand MDI and TDI will increase by 6 cts/lb, and Wanol polyol products will increase by 5 cts/lb. The company cites “evolving market conditions”....
April 1, 2016
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) says that, on 31 March, it completed the previously announced acquisition of BP’s petrochemical complex at Decatur, AL. The complex can produce 1...
March 31, 2016
In a unanimous vote on 31 March, the US International Trade Commission (USITC) determined that domestic producers have been injured by imports of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin from Canada, China, India, and Oman, clearing the way for antidumping duties....
March 31, 2016
Americas Styrenics (AmSty; The Woodlands, TX) is increasing the transaction price of all grades of polystyrene (PS) by 6 cts/lb, effective 1 April. AmSty has not explained the increase, which is the first from the company since July 2015. It follows decreases announced in August, September, and February....
March 31, 2016
Solvay and Ineos have agreed to end their Inovyn chlorvinyls joint venture earlier than originally announced. Solvay and Ineos said earlier this month that they intended to bring...
March 30, 2016
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a withhold release order against imports of soda ash, calcium chloride, caustic soda, and viscose or rayon fiber produced by Tangshan Sanyou Group (Tangshan, Hebei Province, China) and its subsidiaries in China. The order, which requires detention at all US ports of entry, is based on information indicating that the products are being made with convict or forced labor, CBP says. Such imports are illegal under US law....
March 28, 2016
Sinochem International (Shanghai) and Halcyon Agri (Singapore) have agreed to combine their natural rubber assets to create what they call “the world’s leading natural rubber supply chain manager.” The businesses, which have total revenues of $2.3 billion, will be combined under Halcyon....
March 22, 2016
Shell executive v.p. Graham van't Hoff and CNOOC's Xiaoli sign the final investment decision for expanding the CSPC jv. China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC; Beijing) and Shell...
March 21, 2016
Celanese (Dallas) is increasing the price of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and Ateva-branded ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymers in the Americas and Asia on 1 April. The price of Ateva EVA will increase by 3 cts/lb in the Americas and $50/m.t. in Asia. The price of LDPE will increase by 4 cts/lb in the Americas and $50/m.t. in Asia....
March 17, 2016
Lanxess and Saudi Aramco have announced the members of the executive board of Arlanxeo (Maastricht, Netherlands), their previously announced 50-50 synthetic rubber joint venture. Each...
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