Europe top stories – weekly summary

24 December 2012 09:00  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Here are some of the top stories from ICIS Europe for the week ended 23 December 2012.

OUTLOOK '13: Europe naphtha market to stay bearish, oversupplied
The outlook for the European naphtha market remains bleak, with few if any changes expected for 2013.

Turkey's Koksan to start up new PET plant in April 2013
Turkey's Koksan is due to start up its new polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin plant in Gaziantep, Turkey, in April 2013, a company source said on Thursday.

Innovative polycarbonate use could soak up surplus
Innovative uses of polycarbonate (PC) in the automotive and construction industries could soak up surplus material in the global market in the long term, sources said on Wednesday.

Belgium's Solvay to optimise its global soda ash industrial network
Belgium’s Solvay said on Tuesday it has decided to proceed with the optimisation of its global industrial footprint through repositioning of its production capacities and cost-competitiveness considerations.

Exports, imports drive EU chems Jan-Sep trade surplus growth
The EU’s chemical products trade surplus for January to September increased by 19% from the same period in 2011, with imports and exports both higher, EU statistics body Eurostat said on Monday.

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