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October 16, 2007Ineos 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...
October 12, 2007Robust global demand is driving most commodity polymer producers—particularly polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), and polyvinyl chloride (PVC)—to expand....
August 7, 2007Prices 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...
August 7, 2007North 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...
July 30, 2007Dow 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...
July 30, 2007U.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...
July 30, 2007Economy 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...
July 27, 2007Dow 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...
July 27, 2007Nova 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...
July 26, 2007BASF 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...
July 25, 2007Liveris: Pursuing ‘asset-light’ strategy. Dow Chemical says it is in discussion with potential partners regarding putting its polypropylene (PP) and polystyrene (PS)...
July 25, 2007BASF 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...
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