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November 16, 2011
Total Petrochemicals says it will permanently shut down a 200-million lb/year polystyrene (PS) plant at Carville, LA, which has been idled since the second half of 2010. "The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Total-Shutters-Carville-Polystyrene-Plant_39080.html
November 3, 2011
BASF plans to increase the production capacity of Neopor, its expandable polystyrene (EPS) insulation material at facilities in Ludwigshafen by about 60,000 m.t./year from December...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/BASF-Ups-EPS-Capacity-in-Germany-_38818.html
October 4, 2011
BASF and Ineos, partners in the styrenics joint venture Styrolution, say the company started operating as an independent unit on October 1, 2011, following approval from the relevant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/BASF-and-Ineos-Launch-Styrolution-Are-Close-to-Divesting-Spanish-ABS-Asset_38020.html
August 1, 2011
BASF plans to expand its production of its extruded polystyrene insulation material Styrodur® C for rigid foam panels (XPS) at Ludwigshafen, Germany by about 17% to 1.52 million cu...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/BASF-to-Expand-Polystyrene-Board-Production-17-percent_36551.html
July 5, 2011
BASF has confirmed reports in the German media that it will receive €600 million ($870 million) from Styrolution (Frankfurt), the equally owned styrenics joint venture  with...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/BASF-to-Receive-&euro600-Million-from-Styrolution-JV-to-Equalize-Assets_35923.html
May 18, 2011
BASF has confirmed that BASF and Ineos have offered the EU Commission to sell one plant to gain regulatory approval from the commission for their Styrolution...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/BASF-and-Ineos-Offer-to-Divest-Plant-to-Gain-EU-Approval-for-Styrolution-JV_34913.html
May 11, 2011
Styron today broke ground on a previously announced 50,000 m.t./year solution styrene butadiene rubber (SSBR) plant at Schkopau, Germany. The ceremony was attended by by Brigitta...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Styron-Breaks-Ground-on-SSBR-Plant-in-Germany_34740.html
May 3, 2011
Total Petrochemicals plans to modify one of the two polystyrene (PS) lines it acquired from Polimeri Europa at Feluy, Belgium, last year to produce a new generation...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Total-Petrochemicals-to-Make-New-Generation-EPS-at-Feluy-Belgium_34497.html
December 1, 2010
BASF and Ineos announced today that they have agreed to to combine their global styrenics operations into a new equally owned joint venture, Styrolution whose combine sales will be in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/BASF-and-Ineos-Combine-Styrenics-Businesses-into-a-$6-6-Billion-Company_31262.html
October 7, 2010
BASF says it will carve out its styrenics business into a separate company, Styrolution (Ludwigshafen), "to make the business even more viable for the future." The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/BASF-Carves-out-Styrenics-Business-Prior-to-Eventual-Exit_30019.html
July 1, 2010
European antitrust authorities approved today the acquisition by Total Petrochemicals of Polimeri Europa's styrenic lines at Feluy, Belgium. "The Commission's investigation showed...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/EU-Clears-Totals-Acquisition-of-Belgian-PS-Units_27779.html
May 28, 2010
Chávez sought Clark Inciarte's resignation but gave him his job back a week later after receiving a detailed report showing the resins price increase was justified. Chávez says officials at state-owned companies must obtain his authorization before increasing prices. Venezuela's January 2010 currency devaluation and years without any increases for resins made the 45% rise necessary, executives say....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Chavez-Reinstates-Pequiven-President-After-Polyolefins-Pricing-Controversy_27078.html
May 13, 2010
APIC 2010Chemical industry executives are gathering in Mumbai for what could be the largest Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC) yet....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/APIC-Attracts-Biggest-Ever-Crowd_26611.html
May 5, 2010
Honam Petrochemical (Seoul), following months of speculation, has confirmed that it is out of a previously announced multi-billion dollar petrochemical joint venture project at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Honam-Petrochemical-Confirms-Exit-from-Qatar-Project_26545.html
May 5, 2010
Ineos Nova International today called force majeure on deliveries of all its general purpose polystyrene (GPPS) grades and its expandable polystyrene (EPS) packaging grades from its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Ineos-Nova-Declares-Force-Majeure-on-Polystyrene-Due-to-Strike_26544.html
May 4, 2010
India will need to invest about $10 billion through 2016 to meet the huge increase in demand for plastics, according to Kamal P. Nanavaty, president cracker, polymers and chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/India-Needs-to-Invest-$10-Billion-to-Meet-Growth-in-Plastics-Demand_26521.html
March 2, 2010
TPG Capital (Fort Worth, TX), one of the half a dozen private equity bidders to acquire Dow Chemicals' $4.5 billion-$5 billion/year Styron styrenics operation, has emerged as the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/TPG-Likely-to-Win-Bidding-for-Dows-Styron_25102.html
January 11, 2010
NEW YORK, January 11, 2010 – Access Intelligence (News) (AI), owners of SRI Consulting (chemical.ihs.com) Chemical Week (CW) (www.chemweek.com) and Chemical Engineering...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Access-Intelligence-Chemical-Division-to-finalize-acquisition-of-Maack-Business-Services-_24049.html
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