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October 2, 2014Dow Chemical and ExxonMobil Chemical announced today they have signed a definitive agreement to restructure the ownership of Univation Technologies, their equally owned polyethylene...
October 2, 2014Dow expects to have buyers for the Angus Chemical Co., sodium borohydride, and AgroFresh businesses by the end of the year....
October 2, 2014Brazil's antitrust body CADE (Brasilia) has approved the acquisition of Innova (Triunfo, Brazil), a subsidiary of Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro), by plastic packaging and styrene producer...
October 1, 2014As a manufacturing sector, plastics has outpaced its counterparts in terms of economic growth since the 1980s. The industry looks poised to continue this trend too, as a panel of economic and plastics experts testified this morning at the Global Plastics Summit (GPS) in Chicago, hosted jointly by IHS and SPI....
October 1, 2014The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into a loan and other forms of public aid, including grants and repayable advances, accorded by the French authorities to...
October 1, 2014Ineos Technologies announced today that it has entered into license agreements for its Innovene S and Innovene G polyethylene (PE) technologies to be used by the proposed Appalachian...
September 30, 2014Dow Chemical has lost its bid to appeal the $1.06 billion award imposed in a class-action lawsuit over price fixing in the polyurethanes market....
September 30, 2014Styrolution says it will begin production of NAS and Zylar transparent styrene copolymers at a new plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany, in early October. The company has already begun production of NAS in Decatur, AL....
October 3, 2014Huntsman plans to build a world-scale, 400,000-m.t./year methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) plant at the company’s site at Geismar, LA. The company has commenced...
September 22, 2014Mexichem’s $630-million acquisition of high-density polyethylene pipe maker Dura-Line has closed, says investment bank Lincoln International (Chicago), which advised Dura-Line on...