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September 26, 2008
BASF says it will slash production of polystyrene (PS) in Europe by 25% from October 1. “The reason for this step is the diminished demand for the standard plastic PS, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/BASF-to-Cut-Polystyrene-Production-by-25-percent-in-Europe_14459.html
September 19, 2008
BASF says from October 1 it will slash production of polystyrene (PS) in Europe by 25%. “The reason for this step is the diminished demand for the standard plastic PS, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/BASF-to-Cut-EU-Polystyrene-Production-by-25-percent-_14295.html
August 20, 2008
Saudi Industrial Investment Group (SIIG; Riyadh) and ChevronPhillips Chemical (CPChem) say their Jubail Chevron Phillips Co. joint venture has started production at Al Jubail, Saudi...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Jubail-Chevron-Phillips-Begins-Production_13684.html
August 18, 2008
BASF says it has widened the scope of a previously announced divestment of the company's global styrenics business and has reorganized the activities in preparation for the sale...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/BASF-Widens-Scope-of-Proposed-Styrenics-Sale_13687.html
August 4, 2008
Sharply higher polypropylene (PP) raw material costs have driven up PP prices faster than prices for other resins, including polystyrene (PS), potentially opening the door for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Higher-PP-Prices-May-Usher-in-Better-Times-for-Polystyrene_13428.html
July 29, 2008
Dow Europe says it temporarily stopped production of all polystyrene (PS) grades at its 50,000-m.t./year Terneuzen, the Netherlands plant last week. Dow idled one of its two styrene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Dow-Announces-Further-European-PS-Cuts_13277.html
July 29, 2008
Dow Europe says it will increase prices of several resins in Africa, Europe, India, and the Mideast. Polypropylene (PP) prices will increase by €200/m.t., high-impact Styron...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Dow-Europe-Boosts-Resin-Prices_13278.html
June 2, 2008
LyondellBasell says it will increase polypropylene prices in Europe by €40/ton, effective June 1 • Dow Europe says it will increase prices across Africa, Europe, India, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Basic-Chemicals-Price-Watch_12260.html
May 20, 2008
Maire Tecnimont says it has signed a contract with Enppi (Cairo) to provide project management contractor services for a previously announced 200,000-m.t./year polystyrene (PS) plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Tecnimont-Bags-Egyptian-Polystyrene-Contract_11985.html
May 20, 2008
Ineos Nova, a joint venture of Ineos and Nova Chemicals, says it will increase European polystyrene (PS) prices by €30/ton, effective May 1. The increases are necessary to restore...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Ineos-Nova-Raises-PS-Prices_12000.html
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
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