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April 1, 2009
Approximately 20% of U.S. polyethylene terephthalate demand is for bottled water, producers say....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Water-Bottle-Lightweighting-Trims-PET-Demand_17959.html
March 30, 2009
The cumulative effect of plastics recycling on the global consumption of thermoplastic resins is having a negligible impact on the displacement of virgin resin, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/STUDY-Plastics-Recycling-Still-having-Negligible-Impact-on-Virgin-Resins-Market_17903.html
March 16, 2009
Researchers at Wolfgang Goethe University (Frankfurt) say they have discovered synthetic estrogen leaching into mineral water from plastic bottles made with polyethylene terephthalate...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/German-Researchers-Link-PET-to-an-Estrogen-Mimicking-Chemical_17615.html
February 4, 2009
Octal Petrochemicals' project raises the company's capacity to 330,000 m.t./year....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/PET-Expansion-Starts-up-in-Oman_16840.html
January 28, 2009
Dow Chemical and Petrochemical Industries Co. (Safat, Kuwait), equal partners in Equipolymers (Horgen, Switzerland), a producer of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and polyethylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Dow-and-Kuwaits-PIC-to-Divest-Italian-Unit-of-Equipolymers_16720.html
January 16, 2009
Equipolymers says it has lifted its force majeure declaration on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) shipments from its Ottana, Italy production facility. Force majeure was declared last...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Equipolymers-Restarts-PET_16511.html
January 13, 2009
Braskem (São Paulo) says it has deactivated its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) unit at its Camaçari petrochemical complex in Brazil and has exited the business because...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Braskem-Exits-Pet-Business_16275.html
December 24, 2008
Wellman says more than 80% of its stakeholders voted in favor of a modified reorganization plan that will allow...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Reorganized-Wellman-Expects-Bankruptcy-Exit-Next-Month_16090.html
November 23, 2008
The polyethylene terephthalate (PET) industry is feeling the pressure of the economic downturn. Producers, faced with oversupply, are being forced to rationalize capacity. “In...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/PET-Industry-Hurt-by-Economic-Downturn_15544.html
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
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