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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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Indorama-May-Acquire-Eastmans-European-PTA-and-PET-Assets_9249.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Equipolymers-Adds-PET-Capacity_9125.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/PET-Collection-Up-9-percent-in-2006_8692.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/DSM-Ups-Engineering-Plastics-Compounding-Capacity-in-China-by-50-percent_8678.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Wellman-Serves-Eastman-with-PET-Patent-Infringement-Suit_8577.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Alfa-Buys-Eastmans-PET-Plants-in-Argentina-and-Mexico_7953.html
October 2, 2007
Coca-Cola announced a $60-million investment to build a 100,000,000-lbs/year, food-grade recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant in Spartanburg, SC. It will be the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Coca-Cola-Invests-in-PET-Recycling_7970.html
September 17, 2007
Grupo Alfa will acquire Eastman plants at Cosoleacaque, Mexico and Zarate, Argentina....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Alfa-Acquires-Eastman-PET-Plants-in-Latin-America_7732.html
September 5, 2007
Indorama Polymers’ (Bangkok) AlphaPet has chosen to build its previously announced $140-million polyethylene terephtlate (PET) plant at Decatur, AL and has bumped up capacity to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Indorama-to-Build-PET-Plant-in-Alabama_7487.html
August 20, 2007
Mossi & Ghisolfi (M&G; Tortona, Italy) says it will build an 800,000-m.t./year polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant at an undisclosed U.S. location. M&G says it will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/M-and-G-to-Construct-PET-Plant-in-the-U-S-_7031.html
August 9, 2007
Eastman Chemical says it has completed the sale of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) assets at San Roque, Spain to La Seda de Barcelona (Barcelona). The sale includes Eastman’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/La-Seda-Completes-Purchase-of-Eastmans-PET-Unit_6285.html
August 6, 2007
Eastman Chemical says it has agreed to sell its San Roque, Spain polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant to La Seda de Barcelona (Barcelona) for about €50 million ($65.5 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Eastman-Sells-PET-Plant-in-Spain_5739.html
August 6, 2007
Wellman says it will consolidate its polyester fiber and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) businesses into one segment to “eliminate duplicate costs and maximize operating...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Wellman-Merges-PET-Fibers-Units_5713.html
July 31, 2007
An affiliate of private equity firm Sun Capital Partners (Boca Rotan, RL) has acquired Wellman’s European polyethylene terphthalate business, PET Resins. Financial terms of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Private-Equity-Firm-Buys-Wellmans-European-PET-Unit_6605.html
July 30, 2007
U.S. polyethylene terephthalate (PET) producers have announced a 5-cts/lb price increase, effective February 15 and March 1, depending on producer. Rising feedstock costs pushed PET...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/PET-Producers-Want-Hikes_5543.html
July 27, 2007
Mossi & Ghisolfi (M&G; Tortona, Italy) says it has started production at its new polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant at Ipojuca, Brazil. The 450,000-m.t./year plant is the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/M-and-G-Starts-Up-PET-Plant_5998.html
July 27, 2007
Eastman Chemical says the permanent closure of its nonintegrated polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resins site at San Roque, Spain is because of “an untenable labor...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Eastman-to-Close-Spanish-PET-Plant_5569.html
July 25, 2007
The European Union’s (EU) decision to impose duties on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) imports originating in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/EU-Slaps-Duties-on-PET-Imports_5819.html
July 25, 2007
La Seda de Barcelona (Barcelona) says it plans to change the name of its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and purified terephthalic acid (PTA) businesses to Artenius. The new name will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/La-Seda-Renames-PET-and-PTA-Units_5820.html
July 25, 2007
Invista says it expects to start up an 80,000-m.t./year polyethylene terephthalate (PET) expansion at Queretaro, Mexico in March, raising PET capacity at the site to 305,000 m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/pet/Invista-to-Bring-On-More-PET_5482.html
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