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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
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
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