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July 24, 2014
M&G Chemicals (Luxembourg) says that an Italian court has confirmed a ruling against Invista, declaring void the Italian counterpart of its patent for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) barrier resin for bottles....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Italian-court-nullifies-Invistas-barrier-patent-says-M-and-G_62699.html
July 16, 2014
Alpek (San Pedro Garza García, Mexico), a subsidiary of Grupo Alfa (Monterrey, Mexico), has revised down its Ebitda guidance for 2014 from $570 million to $500 million, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Alpek-cuts-2014-Ebitda-guidance-by-$70-million_62480.html
July 11, 2014
The European Patent Office's (EPO; Munich) appeals board revoked on 8 July Invista's patent related to polythethylene terephthalate (PET) barrier resin for bottles, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Europe-revokes-Invista-PET-barrier-resin-patent-following-dispute-with-M-and-G_62421.html
June 30, 2014
JBF Industries (Mumbai) says it has started up its new polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant at Geel, Belgium. The plant, designed to produce 432,000 m.t./year of PET, is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/JBF-Industries-starts-up-Europes-largest-PET-plant-in-Belgium_62157.html
June 17, 2014
The International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI; Kuala Lumpur) said on Monday that it has initiated antidumping investigation concerning imports of polyethylene terephthalate (PET)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Malaysia-starts-antidumping-investigation-on-PET-from-China-Indonesia-and-South-Korea_61866.html
June 10, 2014
Eastman Chemical has made “significant progress” toward restoring operations at its Kingsport, TN, facility after a widespread power outage forced an unplanned shutdown on 4 June, the company says. With the possible exception of butyl acetate, the shutdown is unlikely to have much impact on the delivery of acetyl products, according to IHS Chemical....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Eastman-restoring-operations-at-Kingsport-limited-impact-on-acetyls-says-IHS_61653.html
June 3, 2014
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) says that it has acquired all the shares of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin producer Artenius TurkPET (Adana, Turkey). Financial details of the deal...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Indorama-acquires-PET-producer-in-Turkey_61500.html
May 9, 2014
DAK Americas Argentina (Zarate) has acquired CabelmaPET, a recycler of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles into food-grade recycled raw materials. The deal is subject to post-closing review by Argentina’s antitrust authorities....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/DAK-Americas-Argentina-acquires-PET-recycler_60925.html
April 21, 2014
Alpek (San Pedro Garza García, Mexico) reports $24 million in net income during the first quarter, 61% down year-on-year (YOY) but a significant improvement from the $9-million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Alpek-reports-61-percent-drop-in-first-quarter-net-income_60355.html
April 21, 2014
Polief (Blagoveshchensk, Russia), a subsidiary of Sibur (Moscow), has completed a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) expansion, increasing capacity from 140,000 m.t./year to 210,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Sibur-subsidiary-completes-PET-expansion-in-eastern-Russia_60354.html
April 3, 2014
La Seda de Barcelona's (El Prat de Llobregat, Spain) assets at El Prat and Tarragona, Spain have been acquired by Cristian Lay (Jerez de los Caballeros, Spain), Cristian Lay announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Cristian-Lay-acquires-La-Seda-EO-EG-and-PET-assets-in-Spain_60042.html
March 4, 2014
Novamont (Novara, Italy) has acquired a 78% stake in Mater-Biopolymer (Patrica, Italy), a unit of the Mossi & Ghisolfi (M&G; Tortona, Italy) group, Novamont announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Novamont-buys-majority-of-PET-biobased-polyester-company-from-M-and-G_59296.html
February 27, 2014
Octal Chemicals (Muscat) has selected West Chester, OH as the site of the company's first polyethylene terephthalate (PET) manufacturing plant in North America, says real estate...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Omans-Octal-selects-site-in-US-for-reusable-PET-plant_59144.html
February 14, 2014
Alpek, a subsidiary of Alfa (San Pedro Garza García, Mexico), posted net losses of $1 million for the last quarter of 2013, according to the group's results released this week...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Alpek-swings-to-a-net-loss-in-fourth-quarter_58824.html
February 9, 2014
Octal Petrochemicals, a major producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle resin at Salalah, Oman, has announced plans to set up a $20-million project in Saudi Arabia to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Octal-to-invest-in-downstream-facility-in-Saudi-Arabia_58688.html
February 6, 2014
Plants owned and operated by La Seda de Barcelona (El Prat de Llobregat, Spain) at El Prat and Tarragona, Spain are to be acquired by Cristian Lay (Jerez de los Caballeros, Spain)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/La-Seda-to-sell-petchem-assets-in-Spain-to-market-entrant_58604.html
January 31, 2014
Dhunseri Petrochem & Tea (Kolkata, India), a major producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle resin in India, is in the process of commissioning a PET plant in Egypt...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Dhunseri-Petrochem-commissions-PET-plant-in-Egypt_58461.html
January 17, 2014
Alpek (San Pedro Garza García, Mexico), a subsidiary of Grupo Alfa (Monterrey, Mexico), and United Petrochemical Co. (UPC; Moscow), a subsidiary of Sistema (Moscow), the largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Alpek-and-United-Petrochemical-form-RusPETF-joint-venture_58087.html
January 6, 2014
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) producer La Seda de Barcelona (El Prat de Llobregat, Spain) has filed for liquidation pursuant to a resolution adopted by its board, the company has...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/PET-producer-La-Seda-files-for-liquidation_57749.html
December 10, 2013
Uhde Inventa-Fischer announced today that it has commissioned a polycondensation plant for the production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle resin and packaging...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Octal-Petrochemicals-commissions-large-PET-resins-plant-in-Oman_57233.html
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