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February 7, 2012
Sumitomo Chemical tells CW that it is planning to build an additional solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (SSBR) manufacturing plant at Singapore. The second plant is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Sumitomo-to-Build-Second-SSBR-Plant-in-Singapore-Breaks-Ground-on-First-Plant-Update_41049.html
February 3, 2012
This Week on CW:   Dow Chemical reported a $20 million loss on a tax-related one-time charge. Excluding the charge, Dow recorded earnings of $289 million, down from the year-ago...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Feb-3_41016.html
February 1, 2012
Westlake has increased its bid for Georgia Gulf by 17%, to $35/share, or about $1.29 billion. Westlake will also pay a portion of the consideration to Georgia Gulf shareholders in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Westlake-Raises-Bid-for-Georgia-Gulf_40957.html
February 1, 2012
PlastIndia, a triennial plastics show, opened in New Delhi today. The international exhibition and conference was inaugurated by K. Jose Cyriac, secretary at the department of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/PlastIndia-2012-Infinite-Opportunities_40951.html
January 26, 2012
Desso (Waalwijk, the Netherlands), a manufacturer of carpets and flooring systems made from materials such as nylon 6, nylon 6,6 and polypropylene (PP), in 2007 changed its business...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Cradle-to-Cradle-Manufacture-Flooring-Producer-Desso-Lays-Out-New-Approach_40781.html
January 25, 2012
A U.S. appeals court has upheld a 2010 ruling that Nova had infringed on Dow’s patents for a line of polyethylene resins used in plastic bags. The court upheld a $61.7 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Dow-Wins-Appeal-Against-Nova-in-PE-Resin-Patent-Case_40754.html
January 25, 2012
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) says it will construct an integrated facility in India, which will consist of purified terephthalic acid (PTA), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Indorama-to-Invest-$700-Million-in-PTA-PET-PSF-Project-in-India_40744.html
January 25, 2012
The Asian Development Bank (ADB; Manila) said today that it has approved a loan and political risk guarantees of up to $400 million to help build a previously announced petrochemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/ADB-Helps-Develop-Uzbekistans-Largest-Petchems-Complex_40740.html
January 23, 2012
An explosion rocked one of LyondellBasell’s low-density polyethylene (LDPE) units at Wesseling, Germany over the weekend, affecting LDPE production. The blast injured seven...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/LyondellBasells-Wesseling-LDPE-Unit-Rocked-by-Explosion_40688.html
January 16, 2012
Bayer MaterialScience says it has commissioned a €5 million ($6.3 million) hydrogenation technical center at the Chempark Dormagen, a chemical park located in Dormagen, Germany...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/Bayer-MaterialScience-Commissions-Isocynates-Technical-Center_40477.html
January 13, 2012
This Week on CW:   Westlake Chemical has launched a $1.1 billion unsolicited bid for rival vinyls maker Georgia Gulf. The purchase price represents a 51% premium on Georgia’...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Jan-13_40449.html
January 12, 2012
Sibur (Moscow) confirms completion of the sale of  its tire business, Sibur-Russian Tyres (SRT), to a group of investors. Vadim Gurinov, former CEO of Russia's largest tire...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/Sibur-Completes-Sale-of-Tire-Business_40377.html
January 9, 2012
DAK Americas says it has promoted Jorge Young to the position of president and CEO, replacing Hector Camberos, who has retired. Young has been with DAK Americas since it was...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/DAK-Americas-Names-Jorge-Young-as-President-and-CEO_40341.html
January 9, 2012
A regional court at Trencin, Slovakia has approved the sale of bankrupt chemicals and polymers producer Novacke Chemicke Zavody (NCHZ; Novaky, Slovakia) to Via Chem (Prague), press...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Court-Approves-Sale-of-Bankrupt-Slovak-Chemicals-Firm_40322.html
January 4, 2012
Huntsman has acquired EMA Kimya Sistemleri Sanayi ve Ticaret (Istanbul), a polyurethanes systems house in Turkey.  The EMA systems house, which had 2012 revenues of $17 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/methylene_dipara_phenylene_isocyanate/Huntsman-Acquires-Turkish-Polyurethanes-Systems-House_40110.html
January 4, 2012
ExxonMobil Chemical says that Japan Butyl Co. (Kawasaki, Japan), in which ExxonMobil Yugen Kaisha, an ExxonMobil subsidiary, holds a 50% stake, will expand the capacity of its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/synthetic_rubber/ExxonMobil-Affiliate-to-Expand-Halobutyl-Rubber-Capacity-in-Japan_39932.html
January 4, 2012
Chemplast Sanmar (Chennai, India) informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (Mumbai) yesterday that the company’s 170,000-m.t./year polyvinyl chloride (PVC) facility at Cuddalore, India...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Cyclone-Forces-Chemplast-Sanmar-to-Temporarily-Shut-PVC-Plant_40147.html
January 2, 2012
The  European Union (EU) has terminated an antidumping and anti-subsidy probe on imports of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) products from Oman and Saudi Arabia, following the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/European-Union-Halts-PET-Antidumping-Probe_40041.html
December 23, 2011
Siam Cement Group (SCG; Bangkok) says its chemicals subsidiary SCG Chemicals will acquire a 23.67% stake in Thai Plastic and Chemicals (TPC; Bangkok), an affiliate of SCG, for baht6.21...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Siam-Cement-to-Increase-Stake-in-Thai-Plastic-and-Chemicals_40014.html
December 23, 2011
The light vehicle industry is a customer of growing importance for the chemical industry in North America, according to ACC's latest Chemistry and Light Vehicles report, released this...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyethylene/Relationship-Between-Light-Vehicles-and-the-Chemical-Industry-Grows-Stronger_39967.html
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