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May 18, 2015
Styrene and benzene spot prices have come under further pressure in Europe to start the week, amid a weakening of aromatics markets worldwide despite a relatively steady upstream...
May 14, 2015
The styrene-over-benzene spread in Europe has jumped almost to $550/m.t., a gain of about $120/m.t. on the week, as benzene and styrene spot prices have been pulled in opposite...
May 13, 2015
The May para-xylene (p-xylene) contract has settled in Europe at €880/m.t., an increase of €80/m.t. from the April settlement of €800/m.t.  Negotiations for the May...
May 11, 2015
Europe's May styrene customer reference price (CRP) has been agreed at €1,398/m.t. ($1,559). This figure is up €20 from the April settlement of €1,378/m.t. The May...
May 11, 2015
Nippon Shokubai has confirmed plans to expand superabsorbent polymer (SAP) production at the company’s site at Zwijndrecht, Belgium. SAP capacity at the site will be increased by...
May 8, 2015
The no. 2 steam cracker of Total's Antwerp olefins subsidiary has restarted, the company has confirmed. The no. 2 Antwerp cracker had a leak on 25 April as a result of a mechanical...
May 4, 2015
A. Schulman says it is moving its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) shared services center to Poznan, Poland from Londerzeel, Belgium. The shared services center handles back...
May 1, 2015
An initial May contract settlement for toluene has been reached in Europe at $740/m.t., a buyer reported today. The fixture represents an increase of $67–72/m.t. on the April...
May 1, 2015
Settlements for the European May benzene contract price have been confirmed at $900/m.t., up $170/m.t. over the April contract price, confirming Europe’s position as the...
April 29, 2015
The No. 2 steam cracker of Total's Antwerp olefins subsidiary is still not running, the company has confirmed. Force majeure has been declared for all major products, the company...
May 18, 2015
A. Schulman says that it has expanded its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) compounding capacity by adding a production line at the masterbatch plant at Bornem, Belgium. The added PET...
April 24, 2015
Styrene spot prices are starting to cool in Europe with the arrival of long-awaited imports. But the possibility of increased contract prices for May has not yet moved down the agenda...
April 24, 2015
Tessenderlo Group (Brussels) says that its recurring Ebitda (Rebitda) increased 21% in the first quarter compared with the corresponding period of last year, to €46 million, on...
April 23, 2015
Europe's ethylene supply has tightened more than anticipated, impacted by a series of unplanned, prolonged outages during what is usually turnaround season. With over 10% of capacity...
April 23, 2015
The European Commission has today announced that it proposes to amend existing legislation to give European member states more freedom to restrict or prohibit the use of EU-authorized...
April 22, 2015
Hydrodealkylation (HDA) economics swung into positive territory in Europe last week for the first time since November and are averaging $39/m.t. this week. The momentum has come from...
April 22, 2015
The European Commission says it has sent a statement of objections to Gazprom (Moscow), alleging that some of its business practices in Central and Eastern European gas markets...
April 22, 2015
Celanese says that it plans to reduce acetate tow production capacity at the company’s Lanaken, Belgium site by 50%, citing declining demand in Europe. Celanese’s...
April 17, 2015
The first shipments of an anticipated wave of styrene imports have started to arrive in Europe. This week, imports totaling approximately 15,000 m.t. arrived there from the United...
April 16, 2015
Galapagos (Mechelen, Belgium), a biotechnology firm engaged in developing new treatments for inflammatory diseases, filed on 15 April with the SEC to raise up to $150 million in an...
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