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Court affirms $1.06 billion judgment against Dow in polyurethanes class action

4:40 PM MDT | September 30, 2014 | Clay Boswell

Dow Chemical has lost its bid to appeal the $1.06 billion award imposed in a class-action lawsuit over price fixing in the polyurethanes market....


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Styrolution completes transparent styrene copolymer projects

Styrolution says it will begin production of NAS and Zylar transparent styrene copolymers at a new plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany, in early October. The company has already begun production of NAS in Decatur, AL....

Huntsman to build 400,000-m.t./year MDI plant at Geismar site

Huntsman plans to build a world-scale, 400,000-m.t./year methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) plant at the company’s site at Geismar, LA. The company has commenced preliminary engineering. The plant is expected to come onstream in 2018. Huntsman...

Mexichem's acquisition of HDPE pipe maker closes

Mexichem’s $630-million acquisition of high-density polyethylene pipe maker Dura-Line has closed, says investment bank Lincoln International (Chicago), which advised Dura-Line on the deal. The acquisition was announced last month. Dura-Line, which is...

RusVinyl commissions €1.4-billion integrated PVC complex in Russia

GRAND OPENING: President Vladimir Putin at RusVinyl's inauguration today. RusVinyl (Kstovo, Russia)—an equally owned joint venture between Sibur (Moscow), Russia's largest petrochemical company, and SolVin (Brussels)—today inaugurated a...

Uhde Inventa-Fischer completes revamp of Indorama's PET plant in Poland

Uhde Inventa-Fischer, a unit of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, said today that it has completed the revamp of a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle resins plant for Indorama Ventures' business at Włocławek, Poland. The capacity of the...

Sibur proceeds with $9.5-billion petchem project at Tobolsk

Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petrochemical company, said today that, following the completion of the front-end engineering design (FEED) contracts and assessment of the design documentation, it is proceeding with the previously announced...

Reports: Vietnam firm breaks ground on $4-billion refinery-petrochemical complex

Vung Ro Petroleum (VRP; Tuy Hoa, Vietnam) has broken ground on a previously announced refinery and petrochemical complex, and seaport development, at Hoa Tam industrial zone in the Dong Hoa District of Phu Yen Province, Vietnam, according to various media...

Coca-Cola invests to help Virent scale up biobased p-xylene

Coca-Cola is making an additional investment in the development and commercialization of Virent's (Madison, WI) registered biobased para-xylene (p-xylene), BioFormPX, Virent announced. The investment will enable Virent to scale up separation and purification...

China allows expiry of antidumping duties on SBR from Russia, Japan, Korea

China has allowed antidumping duties on styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) originating from Russia, Japan, and South Korea, to expire, according to a statement from the Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing). The decision was effective on 8 September, Mofcom...

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