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June 17, 2013
European benzene supply is expected to remain tight as use of lighter feedstocks limits production of benzene coproduct, according to the latest IHS Chemical Market Advisory...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Tight-European-benzene-supply_52863.html
June 13, 2013
Two companies remain in the race for the acquisition of Innova (São Paulo), the styrene unit of state-owned Petrobras, based at Triunfo, Brazil, according to Valor...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Reports-Elekeiroz-and-Videolar-competing-to-acquire-Petrobrass-styrene-assets_52805.html
June 10, 2013
Ineos Styrenics intends to close production of expandable polystyrene (EPS) at its Marl, Germany, site at the end of the fourth quarter of this year, the company announced today. Ineos...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Ineos-Styrenics-to-close-EPS-plant-at-Marl-by-end-of-the-year_52727.html
May 23, 2013
Polystyrene (PS) demand is expected to be lower worldwide this year compared with last year, according to the latest IHS Chemical Market Advisory Service: Global Plastics &...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Global-PS-demand-expected-to-be-lower-in-2013-because-of-high-feedstock-costs-product-substitution_52256.html
May 13, 2013
The sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention has agreed to begin phasing out the use of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) in little more than a year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Report-Stockholm-Convention-agrees-on-phaseout-of-HBCD_51948.html
April 17, 2013
Inter Pipeline Fund (IPF; Calgary, AB) has entered into a binding agreement with Nova Chemicals covering the long-term sale of ethane produced at IPF's Cochrane, AB, extraction plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/IPF-to-continue-supplying-ethane-to-Novas-Joffre-site-until-the-end-of-2024_51226.html
March 7, 2013
Polystyrene (PS) prices fell in Europe between January and February, sliding on the back of lower-than-expected demand. But sellers are expecting an increase in the styrene monomer...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/European-PS-producers-bullish-on-prices-despite-weak-end-user-demand_50275.html
January 17, 2013
Jarden Corp. (Rye, NY) has acquired Lifoam Holdings (Hunt Valley, MD) from private equity firm American Capital (Bethesda, MD). American Capital received $60 million in debt and equity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Jarden-acquires-Lifoam-from-American-Capital-for-$60-million_49040.html
January 14, 2013
Crodux Plin (Zagreb, Croatia), a provider of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), is planning to relaunch polystyrene (PS) and expandable polystyrene (EPS) production at Dioki’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/LPG-supplier-Crodux-planning-to-help-relaunch-production-at-Diokis-PS-and-EPS-plants_48947.html
December 19, 2012
ReachCentrum, a subsidiary of Cefic, says that nine manufacturers of expanded polystyrene (EPS) have joined forces to establish a hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)-authorization...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Nine-EPS-manufacturers-establish-consortium-for-Reach-authorization-of-HBCDD_48466.html
November 19, 2012
Nova Chemicals says that it and PFB Corp., (PFB; Calgary, AB) mutually agreed to terminate their letter of intent for PFB to acquire Nova Chemicals’ performance styrenics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Nova-terminates-letter-of-intent-to-sell-performance-styrenics-to-PFB_47814.html
November 12, 2012
Egypt’s president Mohamed Morsi has opened a complex producing styrene and polystyrene at the Dekheila Port at Alexandria, Egypt. The plant was built by the Egyptian Styrenics...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Egyptian-president-opens-EStyrenics-complex-at-Alexandria_47629.html
November 7, 2012
Styron and its European affiliates have announced price increases for all grades of polystyrene, effective immediately or as contract terms allow....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Styron-ups-PS-price-in-Europe_47507.html
October 30, 2012
Sibur has inaugurated an expandable polystyrene (EPS) production line at Perm, Russia. The 50,000 m.t./year EPS line doubled Perm’s capacity to 100,000 m.t./year. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Sibur-inaugurates-second-EPS-plant-at-Perm_47356.html
July 18, 2012
Nizhnekamskneftekhim (Nizhnekamsk, Russia), one of the leading petrochemical producers in Russia and the country’s largest styrenics player, is adding a fourth polystyrene (PS)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Nizhnekamsk-Awards-Toyo-PS-Contract-Ups-Styrenics-Output_44963.html
May 10, 2012
Nova Chemicals says it will sell its performance styrenics business to insulated building materials maker PFB Corp (Calgary, AB). Financial details were not disclosed. The deal also...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Nova-Chemicals-Sells-Styrenics-Business_43341.html
March 20, 2012
Styron has proposed an improved process to help customers in Europe by settling monthly contract prices for polystyrene (PS) in the first week but not later than the tenth working day...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Styron-Proposes-Changes-to-Polystyrene-Settlements-in-Europe_42101.html
March 20, 2012
The Shaw Group says it has formed an exclusive alliance with Total Petrochemicals to jointly market and license Total Petrochemicals’ polystyrene (PS) technology on a worldwide...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Shaw-Forms-Global-Polystyrene-Licensing-Alliance-with-Total_42117.html
February 14, 2012
Sibur's petrochemical production went up by 6.7% in 2011, to 14.4 million m.t. Polymers and synthetic rubbers production, however, decreased 4.6% and 1.4% in 2011, to 564,700 m.t. and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Sibur-Reports-Increase-in-Petchem-Production-Decrease-in-Polymers-Output-in-2011_41334.html
November 17, 2011
Industry groups Plastics Europe (Brussels, Belgium), ACC and the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI; Washington, DC) have partnered with 51 other global plastics organizations to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Plastics-Groups-Partner-to-Combat-Marine-Litter_39127.html
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