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July 12, 2016
Zeon Corp. (Tokyo) has expanded production of styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS) functional polymers at its Mizushima, Japan, plant. The expanded facilities were built for about...
July 1, 2016
Total Petrochemicals and Refining USA recently declared force majeure on various polystyrene (PS) grades from the Carville, LA, plant. The force majeure was announced on 27 June for...
June 23, 2016
Styrene spot prices have been falling heavily in Europe since the start of June as the European market has adjusted to returning supply and increased imports into the region from the...
April 4, 2016
Trinseo (Horgen, Switzerland) has increased April contract and spot prices for all grades of polystyrene (PS) and styrene copolymers in Europe. The increase for general-purpose PS (GPPS) and high-impact PS (HIPS) is €105/m.t. ($119.72); for acrylonitrile butadiene styrene resin, €120/m.t.; and for styrene acrylonitrile resins, €95/m.t....
March 31, 2016
Americas Styrenics (AmSty; The Woodlands, TX) is increasing the transaction price of all grades of polystyrene (PS) by 6 cts/lb, effective 1 April. AmSty has not explained the increase, which is the first from the company since July 2015. It follows decreases announced in August, September, and February....
February 4, 2016
Americas Styrenics (AmSty; The Woodlands, TX) says it has cut polystyrene prices. Effective 1 February, the transaction price of general-purpose grades of polystyrene (GPPS) has been reduced by 2 cts/lb, and the transaction price of high-impact grades of polystyrene (HIPS) has been reduced by 3 cts/lb....
January 25, 2016
Idemitsu Kosan (Tokyo) said on Monday that it will raise capacity for syndiotactic polystyrene (SPS) at its Chiba, Japan, manufacturing facility. The plant's capacity will rise from...
January 22, 2016
With the impending restart of the Ellba-owned propylene oxide-styrene monomer (POSM) unit at Moerdijk, Netherlands, the focus of Europe's styrene industry is firmly on lengthening...
January 22, 2016
Supreme Petrochem (Mumbai), the leading producer of polystyrene (PS) in India, has approved a project to convert one of its three PS lines at Amdoshi, India—near Nagothane...
January 18, 2016
Styrolution has changed its name to Ineos Styrolution, the company announced on Monday. “We want to show which company we belong to and preserve our own identity at the same...
January 8, 2016
This year, polyethylene (PE) supply will grow 3.7 million m.t. more than demand, causing operating rates to drop in every region, IHS Chemical says. The economic developments of...
November 4, 2015
Trinseo (Berwyn, PA) reports net income of $52 million for the third quarter, up from a $10 million loss in the year-ago period. Sales totaled $1.028 billion, down 21% year-over-year (YOY) on the pass-through of lower raw material costs, says the company. Adjusted earnings of $1.07/share missed the mean analyst estimate of $1.28/share as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York)....
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