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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...
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...
July 16, 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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 &...
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...
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...
March 6, 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...
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...
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