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June 12, 2009
BASF says that it will shut down its expandable polystyrene (EPS) plant at Tarragona, Spain and that 85 jobs will be cut as a result of the closure. The plant has become uneconomical...
May 29, 2009
Dow Chemical says it will permanently close its polystyrene (PS) plant at Bilbao, Spain in the third quarter, due to decreased demand and depressed margins for the product in Europe...
May 28, 2009
Dow Chemical says it will permanently close its polystyrene (PS) plant at Bilbao, Spain in the third quarter of 2009 due to decreased demand and depressed margins for PS in Europe...
May 1, 2009
Palo Alto, CA has voted to ban the use of polystyrene (PS) in take-out food packaging. The ban, which goes into effect April 22, 2010, applies to PS products including bowls, cartons...
April 21, 2009
Nova 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, 2009
Mitsui 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, 2009
Nova 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, 2009
Mitsui 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 20, 2009
Nova 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 10, 2009
The moves are in addition to a previously announced plant-closure program....
February 9, 2009
Senator 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, 2009
Americas 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...
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