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November 18, 2008
Invista says it has concluded a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) manufacturing agreement with an unnamed polyester manufacturer at Greer, SC, and that it permanently idled 150,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Invista-Shutters-PET-Capacity_15361.html
November 18, 2008
Prices U.S.: 63 cts-65 cts/lb, November contracts Europe: €1,250-1,290/m.t., October contracts Outlook Demand in the global polyethylene terephthalate (PET) market was 42.9...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/PET_15413.html
November 10, 2008
Invista says its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resins for packaging applications are available in the U.S. market. The resin technology, sold under the trade name PolyShield...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Invista-Introduces-PET-Resin-in-U-S-_15259.html
October 23, 2008
Eastman Chemical posted third-quarter net earnings of $100 million, up from $25 million in the year-ago quarter. Sales advanced 8%, to $1.8 billion. Earnings from continuing operations excluding one-time items were $1.35/share, up 5% from the year-ago quarter....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Eastman-Earnings-Gain-on-Strong-Performance-Chemicals-Results_14948.html
September 19, 2008
Eastman Chemical says it will discontinue production of PET 5214A, a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin commonly sold to customers in the pharmaceutical industry, by year-end...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Eastman-Exits-Pharma-PET-Resin_14344.html
September 8, 2008
Equipolymers (Horgen, Switzerland) says it has declared force majeure on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) shipments from the company’s Ottana, Italy production facility, because...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Equipolymers-Declares-PET-Force-Majeure_14061.html
July 22, 2008
Mossi & Ghisolfi (M&G; Tortona, Italy) says it will expand capacity of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) at Ipojuca, Brazil, from 450,000 m.t./year, to 650,000 m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Mossi-and-Ghisolfi-Expands-PET-in-Brazil_13077.html
July 14, 2008
Leading U.S. producers of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin and polyester staple fiber (PSF), already beleaguered by overcapacity and weakening demand, are taking steps to offset...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Unprecedented-Price-Hikes-Needed-to-Restore-Health_12983.html
July 14, 2008
Reliance Industries has confirmed reports that it will build a 200,000-m.t./year polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle resin plant at Kinston, NC, following the purchase of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Reliance-Confirms-Plans-to-Build-PET-Plant-in-the-U-S-_12974.html
June 23, 2008
Reliance Industries USA has agreed to purchase Unifi’s idled polyester manufacturing facility at Kinston, NC for $12.2 million, according to an SEC filing. Reliance will also invest $215 million......
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Reliance-Buys-North-Carolina-Polyester-Plant_12641.html
June 13, 2008
Tatneft (Almetyevsk, Russia) says it is proceeding with previously announced plans to build an oil refinery and a petrochemical complex at Nizhnekamsk, Russia. The company has awarded...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Tatneft-Advances-Refinery-Aromatics-Project-in-Russia_12427.html
May 20, 2008
DAK Americas (Charlotte, NC) shut its Cedar Creek, NC polyethylene terepthalate (PET) plant on May 1, following a minor fire, says a company spokesperson. Damage to the 330-million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Fire-Closes-DAKs-PET-Resin-Plant_12001.html
April 29, 2008
Octal (Muscat) says it will boost capacity of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resins by an additional 500,000 m.t./year at Salalah, Oman by May 2010. The company says the resins will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Octal-Plans-Further-PET-Expansion_11584.html
April 25, 2008
Eastman Chemical posted earnings from continuing operations of $115 million, a 24% gain over the year-ago quarter on strength in fibers and narrower losses in PET. Sales increased 6%, to $1.72 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Eastman-Earnings-Gain-24-percent-as-PET-Losses-Narrow_11568.html
April 7, 2008
Eastman Chemical says it has completed the divestment of its European polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and purified terephthalic acid (PTA) assets to Indorama Polymers (Bangkok) (CW...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Eastman-Completes-PET-PTA-Sale_11233.html
April 7, 2008
Octal (Muscat) says its previously announced polyethylene terephthalate (PET) complex at Salalah, Oman will come onstream in August at a cost of $300 million. The plant will have...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Oman-Company-Details-PET-and-APET-Sheet-Plans_11244.html
January 14, 2008
The restructuring of Europe’s purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) industries shifted up a gear in December with the announcement of two major...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/La-Seda-and-Indorama-DrivePTA-PET-Consolidation-in-Europe_9734.html
December 21, 2007
Deal creates "the most important integrated PET and PTA producer in Europe."...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/La-Seda-Agrees-to-Acquire-Interquisa_9525.html
December 14, 2007
Indorama says it has obtained exclusive rights to acquire Eastman Chemical’s European polyethylene terephthalate (PET) assets. The acquisition would include Eastman’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Indorama-Acquires-Rights-to-Eastmans-European-Assets_9427.html
December 12, 2007
Grupo Alfa (Moneterrey, Mexico) says it has completed the previously announced acquisitions of Eastman Chemical’s Cosoleacaque, Mexico and Zarate, Argentina polyethylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Alfa-Completes-PET-Acquisition_9281.html
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