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May 29, 2015
Lotte Chemical UK (Redcar), a subsidiary of Lotte (Seoul), has declared force majeure on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) from the company's Wilton, UK, plant, according to company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Lotte-declares-force-majeure-on-PET-at-UK-site_70839.html
May 18, 2015
Alpek’s (Monterrey, Mexico) first-quarter net income totaled $48 million, up 32% year-on-year (YOY), according to the latest company's results. Ebitda was up to $137 million from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Alpeks-first-quarter-net-income-up-despite-lower-prices-due-to-higher-sales-volume_69844.html
April 27, 2015
The US International Trade Commission (USITC) on 23 April has instructed the US Department of Commerce to continue an investigation into imports of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin from Canada, China, India, and Oman. DAK Americas, M&G Chemicals, and Nan Ya Plastics requested the investigation on 10 March, charging that dumped imports of PET resin have damaged their business....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/USITC-votes-to-continue-PET-dumping-investigation_69820.html
April 17, 2015
Brazil's demand for commodity plastics contracted significantly during 2014 compared with the previous year, according to figures released by chemical industry association Abiquim...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Brazils-demand-for-plastics-contracted-significantly-during-2014_69565.html
April 14, 2015

Invista has launched P8, a new technology platform that reduces the cost of manufacturing purified terephthalic acid (PTA), a polyester precursor, by up to $40/m.t., says Invista.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Invista-launches-new-PTA-technology-platform_69414.html
April 10, 2015
Reliance Industries (Mumbai) today announced that it has commissioned its new, previously announced purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin plants...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Reliance-commissions-PET-PTA-plants-at-Dahej_69333.html
March 25, 2015
Inodorama Ventures (Bangkok) is negotiating to buy Cepsa’s (Madrid) polyester manufacturing facilities at San Roque, Spain, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Reports-Indorama-Ventures-eyeing-Cepsas-PTA-PET-assets-in-Spain_68887.html
March 18, 2015
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) said today that it would acquire a 94.91% stake in Bangkok Polyester via Indorama's subsidiary, Indorama Petrochem. Bangkok Polyester operates a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Indorama-to-acquire-PET-producer-Bangkok-Polyester_68650.html
February 24, 2015
Alpek (Monterrey, Mexico) reported a net loss of $25 million during the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with a $9-million loss in the fourth quarter of 2013. The quarterly loss...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Alpeks-loss-widens-in-fourth-quarter-exits-Russian-JV_68051.html
February 9, 2015
M&G Chemicals (Luxembourg) is pushing ahead with its purified terephthalic acid-polyethylene terephthalate (PTA-PET) project at Corpus Christi, TX, and the company plans to start...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/M-and-G-Chemicals-ahead-of-schedule-with-PTA-PET-project-in-US_67628.html
January 28, 2015
Cepsa Química (Madrid), a Cepsa subsidiary,  is mulling the sale of two of its petrochemical facilities, according to local press reports. One plant is near Cádiz...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Reports-Cepsa-considers-selling-some-PTA-and-other-assets_67237.html
December 21, 2014
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) said in Friday that it has formed two joint venture companies in Mexico with Mario Martinez Barone, a Mexican businessman. Indorama Ventures holds a 51%...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Indorama-Ventures-forms-two-jvs-in-Mexico_66381.html
December 10, 2014
Sohar Port and Freezone (Sohar, Oman) has struck a deal with Oman International Petrochemical Industry Co. (Ompet; Muscat) for a facility that will manufacture purified terephthalic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Ompet-reaches-agreement-for-PTA-PET-project-in-Oman_66020.html
November 24, 2014
EPA has issued two final proposed greenhouse gas prevention of significant deterioration (GHG PSD) construction permits to M&G Chemicals (Luxembourg) to build a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/EPA-issues-GHG-PDS-permits-to-M-and-G-Chemicals-PET-project-in-Texas_65645.html
November 21, 2014
Carbios (Clermont-Ferrand, France) has used its proprietary enzymatic process to depolymerize 90% of polylactic acid (PLA) material –a thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Carbios-achieves-PLA-depolymerization-process-in-48-hrs_65624.html
November 13, 2014
M&G Chemicals (Luxembourg), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mossi Ghisolfi Group (Tortona, Italy), has signed an agreement to issue $300 million in new equity to private equity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Private-equity-firm-TPG-acquires-minority-stake-in-M-and-G-Chemicals-via-capital-increase_65363.html
October 24, 2014
Para-xylene (p-xylene) spot prices have come off significantly in Europe this month as p-xylene spot prices have dropped in Asia on the back of a significant fall in energy markets...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/P-xylene-prices-fall-in-Europe-on-the-back-of-softer-Asian-prices-weaker-energy-markets_64788.html
October 16, 2014
Alpek (Monterrey, Mexico) posted a 17% decline in consolidated Ebitda for the third quarter of 2014 compared with the corresponding period of last year, to $131 million, on sales down...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/PTA-PET-producer-Alpek-posts-lower-results-on-weaker-volume-prices_64547.html
October 14, 2014

EPA has published a proposed greenhouse gas prevention of significant deterioration (GHG PSD) permit for M&G Chemicals' (Luxembourg) Corpus Christi, TX, polyethylene terephthalate project, which the company first announced in May 2011. M&G Chemicals plans to build a 1.0-million m.t./year PET plant and a 1.2-million m.t./year plant for the production of feedstock purified terephthalic acid.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/EPA-publishes-proposed-GHG-PSD-for-M-and-Gs-Corpus-Christi-PET-project_64500.html
September 18, 2014
Uhde Inventa-Fischer, a unit of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, said today that it has completed the revamp of a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle resins plant for Indorama...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Uhde-Inventa-Fischer-completes-revamp-of-Indoramas-PET-plant-in-Poland_63884.html
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