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February 27, 2015Petrochemicals Malaysia restarted its polystyrene (PS) plant at Pasir Gudang, Johor, on 21 January after completing a prolonged shutdown maintenance program which began in early...
February 10, 2015The Loyal Group plans to shut its six expandable polystyrene (EPS) plants in China from 14 February for at least two weeks, a source close to the company said Tuesday. Citing weak EPS...
February 4, 2015Styrolution, the styrenics subsidiary of Ineos, said today that it has launched a pilot styrene-butadiene copolymer (SBC) plant at Antwerp. The new plant will produce all of...
January 23, 2015Europe's styrene market has made steady gains through this week on the back of renewed buying interest for prompt material as traders moved to put together cargoes for export. Trading...
December 31, 2014Americas Styrenics says it is cutting transaction prices for all grades of polystyrene (PS) by 9 cts/lb, effective 1 January. The cut will “supersede all previously announced...
December 9, 2014US production of major plastic resins totaled 6.40 billion lbs during October, a year-on-year (YOY) increase of 1.2%, according to ACC. However, production for the first 10 months dropped 2.5% YOY, to 62.0 billion lbs....
December 3, 2014Trinseo (Berwyn, PA), formerly Styron, has announced price decreases for all polystyrene (PS) and copolymer grades in Europe, effective immediately or as existing contract terms...
November 19, 2014BASF has completed the sale of its 50% share in Styrolution to its partner, Ineos. Relevant merger control approvals have been granted. Styrolution was founded in October 2011 as a...
November 10, 2014Styrolution (Fribourg, Switzerland), part of the Ineos group, said today that it intends to close permanently its 80,000 m.t./year polystyrene (PS) plant at Trelleborg, Sweden. The...
October 9, 2014Europe's styrene monomer market is facing supply constraints and a potential price spike. Europe's spot styrene prices have risen sharply since an 2 October close of $1,515-1,530/m.t...