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January 18, 2017
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok, Thailand), a producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin, has mothballed one of its two PET plants in Turkey....
January 11, 2017
Eastman Chemical has expanded capacity for the production of Avra ultrathin polyester fibers at the Yadkinville, North Carolina, manufacturing facility of partner Unifi. Eastman launched the product line, which is based on a proprietary spinning technology, in August 2016....
January 3, 2017
Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), has closed two divestment agreements. Alpek (Monterrey, Mexico) will acquire Petrobras's Companhia Petroquímica de Pernambuco (Petroquímica Suape; Ipojuca, Brazil) and Companhia Integrada Têxtil de Pernambuco (Cipete; Recife, Brazil)....
December 22, 2016
Rigid plastic films maker Klockner Pentaplast (Luxembourg) has filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC; Washignton) for an initial public offering (IPO) of shares in...
December 9, 2016
Brazil has imposed antidumping duties on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) imports from China, Taiwan, India, and Indonesia ranging from $87.23–682.38/metric ton, Brazil's foreign...
December 8, 2016
One worker was killed and two others seriously injured on 6 December at DAK Americas’ Columbia site in Gaston, South Carolina, says parent Alpek (Monterrey, Mexico). Alpek did not provide specific details of the incident, which occurred during maintenance of a production line that DAK operates and maintains for Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, Tennessee). Eastman, which sold the facility to DAK in 2011, retained a 60,000 metric ton/year line that produces melt-phase polyethylene terephthalate (PET)....
December 5, 2016
Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (Essen, Germany), an engineering and construction firm, has agreed with the Russian joint stock company Polyester Plant Ivanovo to build a new polyethylene terephthalate (PET) polymer and staple fiber production plant....
December 1, 2016
Gurit (Zurich, Switzerland), a developer and producer of composite materials, announced Thursday it has acquired BASF's polyethylene terephthalate (PET) structural foam business for an undisclosed sum....
November 15, 2016
Polyester producer Indo Rama Synthetics (India) Ltd. (Gurgaon) has reported a net loss of 146.9 million rupees ($2.2 million) in the second quarter of the fiscal year, ending 30...
November 10, 2016
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok, Thailand), the biggest producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), reports a 57% year-on-year (YOY) increase in third-quarter net profit, to 2.85 billion...
October 26, 2016
China Resources is planning to shut down its 1 million metric tons/year polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle chip plant at Changzhou, China, in either November or December due to...
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...
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