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October 24, 2016
Trinseo is expanding capacity to produce solution-styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR) at its facility in Schkopau, Germany, by 50,000 metric tons/year, with startup expected by January 2018. Trinseo says the project, which involves upgrading an existing asset, will increase the company’s total s-SBR capacity to about 200,000 metric tons/year....
October 21, 2016
Earlier this month, Braskem commissioned a new ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) production plant in La Porte, Texas. The investment is the latest in a series of steps Braskem has taken to deepen its presence in US and European markets for UHMWPE; to enter growing, high-value application segments; and begin supplying the product to customers in Asia, says Christopher Gee, director of Braskem's UTEC brand....
October 20, 2016
Braskem has partnered with Made In Space (Moffet Field, California), a developer of zero-gravity 3D printers and an official supplier to NASA, for plastics technology that allows astronauts to fabricate tools and spare parts in space....
October 20, 2016
Trinseo says its synthetic rubber production has been sold out for the last two years, and customers have expressed a desire for additional capacity. Whether the new capacity will...
October 20, 2016
Lengthening supply has introduced a bearish undertone to Europe’s toluene market. Gasoline has provided a price floor, but the US market is also showing signs of bearishness, raising concern that toluene economics may soon come under pressure. A key driver of the negative outlook in Europe is the toluene diisocyanate (TDI) sector, where various production issues and cutbacks in operating rates have begun affect upstream toluene....
October 20, 2016
Braskem has launched a high-melt-strength polypropylene (HMS-PP) resin under the Amppleo brand at the K 2016 trade fair being held in Düsseldorf, Germany. The R&D for...
October 19, 2016
Milliken (Spartanburg, South Carolina) is showcasing some of its additives—with an emphasis on sustainability—during the K 2016 trade fair, taking place in Düsseldorf...
October 18, 2016
Alpek's (Monterrey, Mexico) third-quarter consolidated net income totaled 1.2 billion Mexican pesos ($68.8 million), up about 55% year over year (YOY). Consolidated EBITDA for the same...
October 17, 2016
Clariant today announced the official opening of its new polyprpylene (PP) catalyst production facility at Louisville, Kentucky....
October 13, 2016
SABIC and PDI Infection Prevention (Orangeburg, New York) have released the results of  a joint study on the environmental stress cracking resistance (ESCR) of SABIC's materials...
October 13, 2016
Trinseo plans to build a solution-styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR) pilot plant at Schkopau, Germany, the company announced today. The pilot plant will begin operations in the last...
October 13, 2016
Crude oil prices need to hit $60-70/bbl so that petrochemical producers in the Middle East can have some “breathing room,” says Saudi International Petrochemical Co...
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