Europe top stories - weekly summary

15 October 2012 09:00  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Here are some of the top stories from ICIS Europe for the week ended 12 October 2012.

Europe acetone spot prices fall for first time since early Sept

European acetone spot prices have eased for the first time since early September because of a slight dip in demand, sources confirmed on Friday.

High upstream costs stifle Europe polymer demand
High naphtha prices are aggravating already poor polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) demand in Europe, sources said on Thursday.

Solvay surfactants JV a good strategic fit - Sibur CEO
Ruspav, the newly created surfactants joint venture between Belgian chemicals group Solvay and Sibur, fits well with the Russian company's growth strategy, its CEO said on Wednesday.

Solvay, Sibur form Russian surfactants production joint venture
Belgian chemicals group Solvay and Russian petrochemical giant Sibur have agreed to form a joint venture for the production of surfactants and oilfield process chemicals in Russia, the companies said on Tuesday.

EPCA ’12: Europe styrene supply to face further challenges in 2013
The closure of Switzerland-headquartered producer INEOS's styrene monomer (SM) and polystyrene (PS) units at Marl in Germany will keep European styrene supply limited in 2013, a consumer said on Monday.

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By: Staff Reporter
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