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April 21, 2009Nova Chemicals says it has agreed to license its expandable polystyrene (EPS) cup bead technology to Supreme Petrochem Ltd (SPL; Mumbai, India). The licensed plant will be located at...
April 10, 2009Mitsui Chemicals and Sumitomo Chemical say they have decided to dissolve their Japan Polystyrene (Tokyo) joint venture and exit the polystyrene (PS) business, due to poor demand for...
April 3, 2009Nova Chemicals will rationalize capacity of expandable polystyrene (EPS) at its Monaca, PA and Painesville, OH facilities. Capacity at the Monaca site will be reduced from 285 million...
April 2, 2009Mitsui Chemicals and Sumitomo Chemical say they have decided to dissolve their Japan Polystyrene (Tokyo) joint venture, and exit the polystyrene (PS) business, due to poor demand for...
March 22, 2009Nova Chemicals says it will rationalize capacity of expandable polystyrene (EPS) at its Monaca, PA and Painesville, OH facilities. Capacity at the Monaca site will be reduced from 285...
March 11, 2009The moves are in addition to a previously announced plant-closure program....
February 9, 2009Senator Jim DeMint (R., SC) has introduced legislation that would delay the implementation of the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), which takes effect tomorrow. The law...
January 6, 2009Americas Styrenics (The Woodlands, TX) says it will reduce polystyrene production capacity at its facility at Marietta, OH, by 350 million lbs/year due to the economic downturn. About...
September 30, 2008Ineos Nova says it will cut its European polystyrene (PS) production by 30% in October to balance supply with demand. "The demand for PS has continued to be significantly lower...
September 26, 2008BASF 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...