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April 20, 2016
Bemis Company (Neenah, WI), which supplies packaging to the food, consumer products and healthcare industries, has signed an agreement to acquire SteriPack Group’s medical device...
April 14, 2016
New antidumping duties on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin from China, India, Oman, and Canada are unlikely to reduce imports by the United States, but they may improve the margins of domestic producers, IHS Chemical says....
April 15, 2016
Alpek's (Monterrey, Mexico) consolidated net income for the first quarter of this year totaled $105 million, more than doubling the $48 million recorded in the first quarter of last...
April 11, 2016
OxyVinyls put out a small fire over the weekend at its vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) plant in La Porte, TX, which is undergoing a planned turnaround. In a community hotline message, the company said the fire began on the afternoon of 9 April and was extinguished the same day....
April 11, 2016
Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC; Kuwait) and Pembina Pipeline (Calgary, AB, Canada) are evaluating the feasibility of a combined, world-scale propane dehydrogenation (PDH) and polypropylene (PP) production facility in Alberta, Canada. Pembina and PIC expect to complete the study in six months. If the project continues into front-end engineering and design (FEED), the partners would make a final investment decision by mid-2017, says Pembina, with startup expected by 2020....
April 8, 2016
Downstream polyester resin producers are wondering whether there will be a follow-on settlement to Europe's April para-xylene (p-xylene) contract price following the initial...
April 8, 2016
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) says that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the polyethylene terephthalate (PET), purified terephthalic acid (PTA), and purified...
April 6, 2016
Braskem Idesa, a 75-25 joint venture between Braskem and Grupo Idesa, started polyethylene (PE) production at its Coatzacoalcos, Mexico complex on 6 April. The jv started injecting...
April 5, 2016
The US International Trade Commission (ITC) says that the existing antidumping and countervailing duty orders on imports of polyethylene retail carrier bags from six Asian countries will remain in place. The ITC says it determined that revoking the existing antidumping and countervailing duty orders on polyethylene retail carrier bags from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time....
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”....
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