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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...
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...
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...
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......
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
December 21, 2007
Deal creates "the most important integrated PET and PTA producer in Europe."...
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...
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...
December 6, 2007
Indorama says its has attained exclusivity to acquire Eastman Chemical's European purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) assets. The boards of directors...
December 3, 2007
Equipolymers says production at its new 150,000-m.t./year Ottana, Italy polycondensation line for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) began on November 1. The company, a Dow Chemical and...
November 7, 2007
Some 1.272 billion lbs of polyethylene terepthalate (PET) bottles were collected in the U.S. in 2006, a 9% increase over 2005 collection levels, say the National Association for PET...
November 6, 2007
DSM says it will expand its engineering plastics compounding facility at Jiangyin, China by 50%. The company plans to bring the additional capacity on line towards the end of 2008...
October 30, 2007
Wellman has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Eastman Chemical charging that Eastman has violated two Wellman patents covering titanium-catalyzed polyethylene terephthalate...
October 2, 2007
Grupo Alfa (Monterrey, Mexico) says it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire Eastman Chemical’s 150,000-m.t./year Cosoleacaque, Mexico and 185,000-m.t./year...
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