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February 27, 2014
Styrolution (Frankfurt), the global leading producer of styrenics jointly owned by BASF and Ineos, today announced record profits for 2013. Ebitda before special items for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Styrolution-posts-record-profit-on-strong-styrene-PS-margins-optimistic-for-2014_59151.html
February 25, 2014
Styrolution, the equally owned styrenics joint venture of BASF and Ineos, announced today that it plans to rationalize polystyrene (PS) capacity in North America. Styrolution also...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Styrolution-to-mothball-PS-plant-in-the-US-strengthen-specialties_59077.html
February 25, 2014
Dow Building Solutions, a subsidiary of Dow Chemical, has completed converting its three styrofoam extruded polystyrene (XPS) plants in Japan to new polymeric flame-retardant (FR)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Dow-completes-conversion-of-styrofoam-XPS-plants-in-Japan-to-new-polymeric-flame-retardant-technology_59068.html
January 9, 2014
Americas Styrenics (The Woodlands, TX) plans to construct a deep water dock at its styrene production facility at St. James, LA, on the Mississippi River. The company expects to obtain local permits by mid-2014 and to bring the facility online in late 2015....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Americas-Styrenics-plans-deep-water-dock-for-St-James-facility_57856.html
December 9, 2013
Styrolution (Frankfurt), the styrenics joint venture between BASF and Ineos, today announced changes to its styrenics specialties production network in Europe, the Mideast and Africa...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Styrolution-optimizes-production-network-in-Germany-Schwarzheide-to-become-hub_57188.html
November 21, 2013
University of Leicester (Leicester, UK) students have cloned the DNA sequences responsible for degrading toluene, the university announced. The cloning of these sequences could help...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/UK-university-students-clone-bacteria-that-degrades-toluene_56844.html
November 1, 2013
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) has finalized the sale of Chevron Phillips Chemical (China), which owns a polystyrene plant located in Zhangjiagang, China, to Grand Astor Limited....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/CPChem-completes-sale-of-China-polystyrene-plant_56363.html
October 2, 2013
Petrobras's (Rio de Janeiro) shareholders have approved the sale of Innova (Triunfo, Brazil) to plastic packaging and styrene producer Videolar (São Paulo) in a deal valued at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Petrobrass-shareholders-approve-divestment-of-Innova_55583.html
September 4, 2013
Total will close permanently its 340,000-m.t./year ethylene plant at Carling, France, the company announced today. The Carling steam cracker is expected to shut down in the second half...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Total-to-close-Carling-cracker-convert-site-into-polymer-resin-hub_54909.html
September 3, 2013
Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNK; Nizhnekamsk, Russia), a leading petrochemicals and synthetic rubber producer, reports a drop in sales and profits in the first six months of this year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Russian-firm-NKNK-reports-declines-in-sales-profits-due-to-lower-rubber-prices_54875.html
August 30, 2013
Market speculation has resurfaced over the future of Total's steam cracker at Carling, France, according to a report from French financial newspaper Les Echos. A refinery and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Report-Speculation-resurfaces-about-possible-closure-of-Totals-Carling-cracker_54844.html
August 18, 2013
Petrobras says that its board of directors on Friday approved plans to sell $2.1 billion worth of assets, including upstream and downstream operations. The company is selling...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Petrobras-sells-$2-1-billion-worth-of-assets-including-Innova_54546.html
July 26, 2013
Styron Europe has announced a price increase of €110/m.t. ($144) across its polystyrene (PS) range, including its general-purpose PS and high-impact polystyrene (HIPS)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Styron-announces-&euro110m-t-PS-increase-on-the-back-of-rising-feedstock-costs_48803.html
July 26, 2013
Styron has proposed changes for the settlement of monthly polystyrene (PS) contacts in Europe, calling for contracts to close in the first week, but not later than the tenth working...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Styron-Seeks-Changes-to-Polystyrene-Contract-Settlements-in-Europe_42157.html
July 19, 2013
Styron Europe and Ravago (Arendonk, Belgium) announced today that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Styron’s expandable polystyrene (EPS) business will be sold...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Styron-Europe-sells-EPS-business-to-Ravago_53773.html
July 17, 2013
Alpek on 15 July reported a second-quarter loss of $71 million, down 187% year-over-year (YOY) from $82 million on net costs of $114 million related to the closure of its Cape Fear site in North Carolina. Revenues for the quarter totaled $1.81 billion, down 5% YOY from $1.91 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Alpek-reports-second-quarter-loss-on-Cape-Fear-closure_53689.html
June 18, 2013
Unigel (São Paulo), Brazil's second-largest petrochemical manufacturer after Braskem (São Paulo), is considering an initial public offering for mid-2014, according...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Report-Brazils-Unigel-mulling-mid-2014-IPO_52885.html
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
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