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September 7, 2009
Huntsman says it has completed an internal review of the styrenics operations owned by Huntsman Chemical Company Australia (West Footscray, Australia), and has decided to close the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Huntsman-to-Close-Styrenics-Operations-in-Australia_21259.html
August 6, 2009
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, confirming an earlier report by CW, says that Mitsubishi Chemical will transfer its shares in PS Japan (Tokyo), a polystyrene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Mitsubishi-to-Sell-Stake-in-Polystyrene-Joint-Venture-Exit-Business_20618.html
August 6, 2009
BASF says that it will sell its styrene monomer plant at Ulsan, Korea, which has been idled since October 2008, to SK Energy (Seoul). The sale includes the 320,000-m.t./year styrene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/BASF-to-Sell-Styrene-Site-in-Korea-to-SK-Energy_20548.html
August 3, 2009
Teijin recorded a net loss ¥18 billion ($186 million) for the first quarter ended June 30, 2009, compared with a net profit of ¥2.7 billion in the corresponding period of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Teijin-Reports-First-Quarter-Loss-Announces-Restructuring-Plans_20551.html
July 27, 2009
The Styrene Information Research Center (SIRC), and industry group, says it has sued to block California from listing styrene as a “chemical known to cause cancer” under...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Styrene-Industry-Sues-to-Block-Prop-65-Listing_20423.html
June 25, 2009
BASF says it will permanently close a polystyrene (PS) plant at the company’s Ludwigshafen site by June 30, due to a decrease in demand for PS. This move will reduce BASF’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/BASF-to-Close-PS-Plant-at-Ludwigshafen_19764.html
June 12, 2009
Global demand for basic polymers—polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), and polystyrene (PS)—is not expected to rise much, if at all, this year. Producers cite buyer...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Plastics-Waiting-for-an-Upturn_19505.html
June 12, 2009
Dow Chemical says its basic plastics business strategy has not changed, despite the economic downturn and collapse of its proposed petrochemical joint venture, K-Dow, with...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Dows-Basic-Plastics-Weathers-Economic-Storm_19507.html
June 12, 2009
BASF says that it will shut down its expandable polystyrene (EPS) plant at Tarragona, Spain and that 85 jobs will be cut as a result of the closure. The plant has become uneconomical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/BASF-to-Close-EPS-Plant-in-Spain_19472.html
May 29, 2009
Dow Chemical says it will permanently close its polystyrene (PS) plant at Bilbao, Spain in the third quarter, due to decreased demand and depressed margins for the product in Europe...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Dow-to-Close-PS-Plant-in-Spain_19222.html
May 28, 2009
Dow Chemical says it will permanently close its polystyrene (PS) plant at Bilbao, Spain in the third quarter of 2009 due to decreased demand and depressed margins for PS in Europe...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Dow-to-Close-Polystyrene-Plant-in-Spain_19200.html
May 1, 2009
Palo Alto, CA has voted to ban the use of polystyrene (PS) in take-out food packaging. The ban, which goes into effect April 22, 2010, applies to PS products including bowls, cartons...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/U-S-City-Votes-to-Ban-PS_18609.html
April 21, 2009
Nova Chemicals says it has agreed to license its expandable polystyrene (EPS) cup bead technology to Supreme Petrochem Ltd (SPL; Mumbai, India). The licensed plant will be located at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/-Nova-Licenses-EPS-Technology-to-Supreme-Petrochem-_18384.html
April 10, 2009
Mitsui Chemicals and Sumitomo Chemical say they have decided to dissolve their Japan Polystyrene (Tokyo) joint venture and exit the polystyrene (PS) business, due to poor demand for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Mitsui-Sumitomo-to-Dissolve-Polystyrene-JV-Exit-Business_18187.html
April 3, 2009
Nova Chemicals will rationalize capacity of expandable polystyrene (EPS) at its Monaca, PA and Painesville, OH facilities. Capacity at the Monaca site will be reduced from 285 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Nova-Rationalizes-EPS-Production_18041.html
April 2, 2009
Mitsui Chemicals and Sumitomo Chemical say they have decided to dissolve their Japan Polystyrene (Tokyo) joint venture, and exit the polystyrene (PS) business, due to poor demand for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Mitsui-and-Sumitomo-to-Dissolve-Polystyrene-JV-and-Exit-the-Business_17963.html
March 22, 2009
Nova Chemicals says it will rationalize capacity of expandable polystyrene (EPS) at its Monaca, PA and Painesville, OH facilities. Capacity at the Monaca site will be reduced from 285...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Nova-to-Rationalize-EPS-Production_17784.html
February 9, 2009
Senator Jim DeMint (R., SC) has introduced legislation that would delay the implementation of the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), which takes effect tomorrow. The law...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polystyrene/Legislation-Would-Delay-CPSC-Phthalate-Ban_16970.html
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