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September 23, 2016
To recover increases in the cost of feedstocks ethylene and chlorine, US polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producers have nominated October price increases of 4 cents per pound, but with the US construction season winding down and new supply slated to come online next year, buyer resistance is growing, according to IHS Chemical...
September 21, 2016
The US toluene market may see more downward pricing pressure if traders cannot find buyers for an influx of import material, according to IHS Chemical. Demand from US gasoline blenders for toluene and reformate has weakened during the past two weeks, and traders have turned to the chemical sector for buyers....
September 20, 2016
US ethylene spot prices have slipped from last week's 20-month high, but the market remains under strong pricing pressure owing to reduced production rates and tight supply availability, says Chris Wheeler, principal analyst/North America light olefins at IHS Chemical. Any additional unplanned production issues could send prices back to yearly highs, he notes....
September 20, 2016
Imerys Carbonates North America (Roswell, Georgia) says it will increase the price of calcium carbonate products by 2-10%, depending on grade and packaging, on 1 December. The company attributes the increase to the rising costs of mining and processing....
September 16, 2016

Oxea says it will increase the price of 2-ethylhexanoic acid in Europe, the Mideast, and Africa, by €100/metric ton or $130/metric ton, effective 1 October. The company earlier this week announced increases for both 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) and 2-ethylhexanoic acid in North America, also effective 1 October.

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September 15, 2016
Nippon Shokubai has announced a price increase on acrylic and methacrylic monomers outside Japan, effective 1 October. Hydroxyethyl acrylate and hydroxymethyl acrylate prices will increase by $200/metric ton, and the respective methacrylates will increase by $300/metric ton....
September 15, 2016
Reduced production rates and tight supply have pushed US ethylene spot prices to a 20-month high for the second consecutive day on 15 September....
September 15, 2016
Dow Chemical said Thursday in a state regulatory filing that it will begin starting up its 750,000–metric ton/year propane dehydrogenation unit (PDH) in Freeport, Texas. There was no estimate for when the start-up would be complete, but the filing made through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality says flaring associated with the start-up is expected to last through 22 September....
September 15, 2016
FMC Corp. (Philadelphia) has announced a price increase of 10% on all specialty organics products globally, including all grades of butyllithium products....
September 15, 2016
Oxea has announced price increases on 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) and 2-ethylhexanoic acid, effective 1 October. The price of 2-EH will increase by $0.05/lb in North America and Mexico, and by $110/metric ton in South America. The price of 2-ethylhexanoic acid will increase by $0.06/lb or $130/metric ton in North America....
September 15, 2016
Air Products says it will increase the price for its liquid and bulk industrial gas products for its North American customers. Effective 1 October, the price of liquid argon will...
September 14, 2016
New production capacity will begin to put North American polyethylene (PE) prices under downward pressure in 2017, changing the dynamics of export, say analysts at IHS Chemical...
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