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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....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/AmSty-drops-polystyrene-prices-2-3-ctslb_76953.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Idemitsu-Kosan-raises-syndiotactic-PS-capacity-in-Japan_76641.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Styrene-demand-down-in-Europe-as-Ellba-POSM-unit-restarts_76631.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Supreme-Petrochem-converts-PS-manufacturing-line-to-SMMA_76626.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Styrolution-changes-name-to-Ineos-Styrolution_76501.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Outlook-plastics-China-still-driving-growth_76295.html
November 5, 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)....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Trinseo-swings-to-$52-million-profit-misses-estimates_74979.html
October 28, 2015
Grupo Kuo (Mexico City) sales revenue from its synthetic rubber and plastics business totaled 2.52 billion Mexican pesos ($152.2 million) down slightly from the peso2.53 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Grupo-Kuo-plastics-rubber-sales-impacted-by-forex-lower-pricing-raw-material-costs_74726.html
October 7, 2015
BASF says it is resuming sales of general purpose polystyrene (GPPS). The company divested most of its styrenics operations to Ineos but kept the GPPS plant at Ludwigshafen, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/BASF-resumes-sales-of-general-purpose-polystyrene_74137.html
September 29, 2015
Europe's styrene contract price for October is expected to settle substantially lower later this week despite the stable direction of raw material costs. However, even with a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/October-decrease-for-Europe-styrene-may-not-buoy-ailing-downstream-markets_74047.html
July 9, 2015
Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNK; Nizhnekamsk, Russia), a leading Russian producer of petrochemicals and part of the local TAIF Group (Kazan), has decided to divide its planned $9-billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Russian-petchems-firm-NKNK-splits-$9-billion-cracker-project-into-two-phases_72038.html
June 25, 2015
Polystyrene (PS) imports into Europe have been on the rise and inflated regional styrene values have dented profitability. Trade data released by Eurostat (Brussels) for the 28 EU...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/PS-imports-into-Europe-increase-significantly_71611.html
June 24, 2015
Polystyrene manufacturer TPSC Asia Pte (Singapore) has awarded Suttons (Cheshire, UK) a supply chain management contract, Suttons announced today.  Under the contract Suttons will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Singapores-TPSC-awards-supply-chain-management-contract-to-Suttons_71578.html
May 18, 2015
Alpek’s (Monterrey, Mexico) first-quarter net income totaled $48 million, up 32% year-on-year (YOY), according to the latest company's results. Ebitda was up to $137 million from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Alpeks-first-quarter-net-income-up-despite-lower-prices-due-to-higher-sales-volume_69844.html
April 17, 2015
Brazil's demand for commodity plastics contracted significantly during 2014 compared with the previous year, according to figures released by chemical industry association Abiquim...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Brazils-demand-for-plastics-contracted-significantly-during-2014_69565.html
March 27, 2015
Styrolution, the styrenics subsidiary of Ineos, anticipates the demand for all grades of styrenic resins to experience relatively strong demand as a result of replenishment along the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/NPE2015-Styrolution-anticipates-demand-for-styrenic-resins-to-remain-strong_68894.html
March 5, 2015
Trinseo reports a net loss for the fourth quarter of $30 million, down from a net profit of $11 million in the year-ago quarter, largely the result of inventory revaluation driven by declining crude oil prices. Sales totaled $1.12 billion, down 10% year-over-year (YOY) from $1.24 billion on lower raw material costs and currency effects. Adjusted earnings came to a loss of 48 cents/share, below analysts’ consensus estimate of a 13-cts/share loss....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Trinseo-swings-to-loss-on-inventory-revaluation-misses-estimates_68342.html
March 4, 2015
Ineos plans to integrate the Americas business activities of Ineos ABS into Styrolution by the end of 2015. The marketing, sales, customer service, supply chain, procurement, R&D, human resources, and manufacturing functions of the two businesses will be merged, says Ineos....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Ineos-to-integrate-Ineos-ABS-Styrolution-in-the-Americas-by-year-end_68304.html
February 27, 2015
Petrochemicals Malaysia restarted its polystyrene (PS) plant at Pasir Gudang, Johor, on 21 January after completing a prolonged shutdown maintenance program which began in early...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Petrochemicals-Malaysia-restarts-high-impact-polystyrene-plant_68178.html
February 10, 2015
The Loyal Group plans to shut its six expandable polystyrene (EPS) plants in China from 14 February for at least two weeks, a source close to the company said Tuesday. Citing weak EPS...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Loyal-Group-to-shut-EPS-plants-in-China-this-weekend-for-two-weeks_67671.html
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