Tag Archives | styrene

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MOVES: Changes at Styron Europe

Mike Cromack has been appointed Global BusinessDirector for Aromatic Feedstocks, and Rafael Cayuela has moved to becomeEuropean Commercial Manager for Aromatics at Styron Europe, focusing on both styrene monomer and benzene. The moves are the result of Chatchai’s departure to take up asenior commercial leadership role in the SCG-Dow Group, a joint venture companybetween The […]

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ICIS Training in London, December 2011

London is back in favour as an ICIS Training venue, with delegates at this week’s seminars noting how cheap they were finding the trip, not to mention the pre-Xmas shopping, especially those of them exchanging Swiss francs. The five days of training seminars at the new location at County Hall are still in progress, but […]

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MOVES: David Cunningham to Styrolution

David Cunningham, formerly with INEOS Nova, has officially started today in the new role of vice president styrene at Styrolution, he told the Blog this afternoon on the phone at Berlin airport.   See Nigel’s article today on Styrolution’s plans to be the global leader in styrene.

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Single styrene contract price

Hugh’s forthright statement in Friday’s ICIS styrene report about wanting a single styrene Europe contract price certainly put the cat among the pigeons, on the sidelines at EPCA in Berlin.   One producer called it a “bold statement” – reminiscent of Yes Minister‘s discouraging “That’s a bold move, Minister.”All parties to the contracts were keen to […]

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MOVES: Styrolution Group GmbH announcement

Jaroslaw Michniuk, designated Senior Vice President EMEA of the Styrolution Joint Venture and Gerhard Franken, designated Senior Vice President Styrene, will not join the Management Board of the future Styrolution, a press release from Styrolution Group GmbH announced on Tuesday 5 July 2011.   “Styrolution Group GmbH streamlines future Styrolution Management Board from six board […]

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MOVES: David Byrne to Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Houston

David Byrne has taken up the position of Monomer Trading and Logistics Leader for the chemical division of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company from Monday 18 October 2010, the company announced on Friday.   Byrne, who was formerly styrene business manager for Shell Chemicals in Europe, then manager of operations excellence in Houston, will […]

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Styrolution scoop

I’m grateful to all the “sources close to the company” who gave me my scoop at EPCA on BASF’s Styrolution styrenics spin-off plans.   The story was picked up the following day by Bloomberg, and I had a nice email of thanks from Andrew Noel there.

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Swine interim move to Total Petrochemicals commercial manager styrene

Alexis Swine will take over as commercial manager styrene Europe at Total Petrochemicals, covering for the maternity leave of Audrey Wattiez from 13 September, the company announced in an email to business partners on 10 September.   Swine, formerly business intelligence manager within the Total styrenics team, will take over the Brussels-based role during Audrey […]

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John Mitchell joins Avestra

John Mitchell, formerly of LyondellBasell, has joined traders Avestra Chemical Suisse SA from 1 July 2010, the company announced on Friday. Mitchell will be trading aromatics in the Swiss office in Lausanne. He previously was product manager with responsibility for styrene and benzene at LyondellBasell in Rotterdam.

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Siberia is next hot travel destination

MUMBAI (Chemicals Confidential)–Siberia is far from featureless and Lake Baikal is unforgettably beautiful, I’m reading in the BA in-flight magazine in an article by John Simpson, famous older TV reporter and advocate of late fatherhood since leaving his first family and starting over again.   I too would love to visit Siberia. In the days […]

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