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Dow, Chevron Begin Styrenics JV

8:15 AM MDT | May 19, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Americas Styrenics (Houston), a 50-50 joint venture of Dow Chemical and Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem), started up on May 1. The jv’s styrene capacity is 1.1 million m.t./year, or 14% of the Americas market, and PS capacity is about 880,000 m.t./year, more than 20% of the Americas market, the companies say. CPChem contributed a styrene monomer and a PS plant. Dow’s contribution included six PS plants. Dow’s styrene plant at Freeport, TX. Dow’s PS plants at Midland, MI, and Pevely, MO are excluded from the...

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