Americas top stories: weekly summary

ICIS Editorial


HOUSTON (ICIS)–Here are the top stories from ICIS News from the week ended 10 November.

US Trinseo could achieve ’25 industrial scale for recycled PC
Trinseo could achieve industrial scale production of recycled polycarbonate (PC) using its dissolution technology in 2025, the CEO said on Monday.

Braskem Idesa ethane terminal eyes 2025 startup in Mexico
The joint venture developing a new terminal in Mexico that will supply ethane to Braskem Idesa’s ethylene complex could start operations at the beginning of 2025, as the project is 48% complete, the CEO of the venture said.

INSIGHT: Mexican chems, short on ethane, await ’24 election for new policies
No matter who wins Mexico’s presidential election in June 2024, she will have to address Mexico’s energy policy, which has failed to reverse the country’s chronic decline in oil production, leaving its chemical industry without the feedstock it needs to run its plants at full capacity.

Firms develop plastics for voltage shielding, insulation in EVs
Chemical companies are developing new grades of plastic to address voltage shielding and insulation that electric vehicles (EVs) need to protect their components.

APLA ’23: Pessimism descends upon Latin America’s petrochemicals as challenges mount
Latin American petrochemicals producers are bracing for more pain ahead as selling prices remain low and input costs high while cheap imports from Asia and North America continue biting into their market share.


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