News - 7 Oct 2003
Alcoa have just completed the sale of their South American polyethylene terephthalate (PET) packaging business to Amcor for $75 million.
Despite the divestiture of this non-core business, Alcoa...
News - 4 Jun 2003
Alcoa have reached an agreement with Amcor PET packaging to sell them their polyethylene terephthalate (PET) packaging business in South America. The acquisition will cost Amcor $75 million and is...
News - 16 May 2003
In a report just published by the Environmental Working Group entitled "Canaries in the Kitchen – "Teflon Toxicosis" is Deadly to Pet Birds, Are We at Risk?", they found that...
News - 15 May 2003
South Asian Petrochem Ltd, the flagship of the Dhanseri Group commissioned its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) operation in West Bengal, India today.
Although the plant was commissioned today,...
News - 1 May 2003
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have just approved BASF’s UV absorber Uvinul® 3030 for use in food contact applications. This follows on from the granting of similar approvals by...
News - 6 Mar 2003
Dupont Engineering Polymers have acquired certain products of Eastman Chemical Company. The terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.
The acquisition affects Eastman’s high performance...
News - 26 Feb 2003
M&G Polymers have just completed their acquisition of Rhodia-ster S.A. of Brazil from Rhodia.
Included in the acquisition were all the equity interests in Rhodia-ster including production...
News - 28 Jan 2003
Dow Chemicals have decided to close their 60,000 mtpy polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant in Matera, Italy.
The decision was taken due to poor economic conditions. This plant was also viewed as...
News - 9 Oct 2002
Rhodia have just completed the divestiture of its interest in Rhodia-ster. They have sold their entire 88.4% share to the Italian company Gruppo Mossi & Ghisolfi. The sale has yielded a debt...
News - 10 May 2002
Amcor has just entered into an agreement to purchase Schmalbach-Lubeca’s (SL) PET container and closures assets, making it the worlds leader in PET packaging. The acquisition will cost Amcor...