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May 5, 2008
Americas Styrenics (Houston), a 50-50 jv between Dow Chemical and Chevron Phillips Chemical, began operations on May 1, Dow says. The jv, formed in April of last year, has a styrene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Dow-and-Chevron-Begin-Operations-of-Styrenics-Joint-Venture_11795.html
January 14, 2008
Expectations for the plastics industry in 2008 are mixed, “with a strong first quarter and prices declining over the rest of the year,” says Sebastian Castelli, analyst at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Plastics_9748.html
January 14, 2008
Ineos Nova and SEEA Polymers signed a letter of intent to form a 50/50 joint venture to build and operate an expandable polystyrene (EPS) plant at SEEA’s Medgidia, Romania site...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Ineos-Nova-and-SEEA-to-Form-EPS-JV_9780.html
December 18, 2007
Ineos Nova and SEEA Polymers signed a letter of intent to form a 50-50 joint venture to build and operate an expandable polystyrene (EPS) plant at SEEA’s Medgidia, Romania site...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Ineos-Nova-and-SEEA-Plan-JV-for-EPS-Plant_9476.html
December 6, 2007
Dow Chemical and Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) have appointed Tim Roberts, currently general manager/styrenics business at CPChem, as president and CEO of the companies proposed...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Dow-and-CPChem-Name-Leadership-for-Styrenics-JV_9248.html
November 30, 2007
Ineos Nova says it will permanently close its 220 million lbs/year polystyrene (PS) plant at Belpre, Ohio by January 31, 2008. The company also says that it will transfer production of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Ineos-Nova-to-Permanantly-Close-Belpre-PS-Plant_9105.html
October 16, 2007
Ineos Nova says it will shut its 120-million lbs/year polystyrene (PS) plant at Montreal by the end of this year. The closure is a cost-saving move to consolidate PS production at more...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Ineos-Nova-to-Shut-Montreal-Polystyrene-Site_8263.html
October 12, 2007
Robust global demand is driving most commodity polymer producers—particularly polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), and polyvinyl chloride (PVC)—to expand....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Plastics-Global-Strength-Sustains-Demand_8300.html
August 7, 2007
Prices U.S.: General purpose, 77 cts/lb del May contracts; 79 cts/lb, June contracts; 75-76.75 cts/lb fob, spot EUROPE: General purpose, €1,350-€1,430/m.t. del, June...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/polystyrene_6879.html
August 7, 2007
North American petrochemical markets were quiet this week with the Canada Day holiday celebrated Monday and U.S. Independence Day celebrated Wednesday. Feedstocks were quiet, most...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/COMMENTARY_6774.html
July 30, 2007
Dow Chemical says it has shut down its 35,000-m.t./year polystyrene (PS) plant at Altona, Australia, citing the inability to secure a long-term, economic supply of styrene. Dow says it...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Dow-Closes-Australia-PS-Plant_5540.html
July 30, 2007
U.S. sales and captive use of polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS), and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) rose 0.2% for the first 10 months of the year, to 69.3 billion, ACC...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Polymers-Sales-Rise_5349.html
July 30, 2007
Economy and Chemical Demand to Strengthen Russia’s GDP will grow 6% in 2007, according to forecasts by technical and economic research institute Niitekhim (Moscow). The European...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Russia_5327.html
July 27, 2007
Dow Chemical and Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) have agreed to place their styrenics assets in the Americas in a 50-50 joint venture. The transaction is expected to close in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Dow-and-CPChem-Link-Styrenics-in-the-Americas_6103.html
July 27, 2007
Nova Chemicals says it is “aggressively” pursuing two joint venture options for its Styrenix unit, after having rejected the first round of purchase offers. The jv could be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Nova-in-Discussions-for-Styrenix-Joint-Venture_5577.html
July 26, 2007
BASF says it will increase capacity for Neopor, an improved version of its Styropor expandable polystyrene (EPS), at Ulsan, Korea and Ludwigshafen. It will raise capacity at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/BASF-Adds-Neopor-EPS-at-Ludwigshafen-and-Ulsan_6010.html
July 25, 2007
Liveris: Pursuing ‘asset-light’ strategy. Dow Chemical says it is in discussion with potential partners regarding putting its polypropylene (PP) and polystyrene (PS)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Dow-Eyes-PP-and-PS-Ventures-Creates-Coating-and-Footwear-Units_5494.html
July 25, 2007
BASF has confirmed CW’s recent report that it is considering plans to divest parts of its commodity styrenics business (CW, July 18, p. 11). The company says it has received a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/BASF-Mulls-Divesting-Part-of-Styrenics-Business_6924.html
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