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April 8, 2016
Downstream polyester resin producers are wondering whether there will be a follow-on settlement to Europe's April para-xylene (p-xylene) contract price following the initial...
April 7, 2016
The IHS Materials Price Index (MPI) dropped 2.8% during the week ending 1 April on a 3.8% decline in oil and a 5.2% decline in chemicals, ending a six-week streak of increases. The decline in oil prices was partly driven by remarks that Saudi Arabia wants Iran to participate in the upcoming Doha talks, which would make a deal on production cuts less likely, says Cristian Niculescu-Marcu, economist/pricing & purchasing at IHS Global Insight. The decline in chemicals was associated with early March declines in Henry Hub natural gas prices, which dipped to $1.6/MMBtu, he says....
April 5, 2016
Celanese (Dallas) is raising the price of industrial ethanol in China by Rmb 100/m.t., and ethyl acetate in Europe by €30/m.t., effective immediately. The company attributes the increase to “recent market conditions.”...
April 4, 2016
Huntsman (The Woodlands, TX) has announced a global price increase on all titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments. The increase, effective 1 April, is €170/m.t. or $180/m.t. in Europe; 8 cts/lb in North America; and $180/m.t. in the rest of the world....
April 4, 2016
Trinseo (Horgen, Switzerland) has increased April contract and spot prices for all grades of polystyrene (PS) and styrene copolymers in Europe. The increase for general-purpose PS (GPPS) and high-impact PS (HIPS) is €105/m.t. ($119.72); for acrylonitrile butadiene styrene resin, €120/m.t.; and for styrene acrylonitrile resins, €95/m.t....
April 1, 2016
Wanhua Chemical (America) is increasing the price of polyurethane precursors methylene di-para-phenylene diisocyanate (MDI), toluene diisocyanate (TDI), and polyols in North America and the Caribbean, effective 1 May. Wannate-brand MDI and TDI will increase by 6 cts/lb, and Wanol polyol products will increase by 5 cts/lb. The company cites “evolving market conditions”....
April 1, 2016
Ashland is raising prices for unsaturated polyester resins, epoxy vinyl esters and gelcoats in North America by 4 cts/pound. The increases will be effective on 15 April or as contracts...
April 1, 2016
Tronox (Stamford, CT) has announced a global price increase of $175/m.t. and €175/m.t. for all grades of titanium dioxide, effective 1 April....
March 31, 2016
The US April benzene contract was settled on Thursday at $2.17–2.19/gal, up 41 cts/gal from March for the first increase in three months and the third consecutive split settlement. The March contract was settled at $1.76–1.78/gal....
March 29, 2016
Celanese has increased the price of acetic acid in China by Rmb200/m.t. ($30.73), citing “recent market conditions." Celanese announced a Rmb100/m.t. increase earlier this month. The price of feedstock methanol began to rebound in February....
March 28, 2016
The US April benzene contract price is expected to rebound, following a surge in spot prices throughout March. The recent increase in spot prices comes on the back of thin volume, a regional arbitrage window and a spike in prompt spot benzene prices in Europe....
March 28, 2016
Reichhold is increasing the price of unsaturated polyester (UP) and vinyl ester resins in the United States and Canada by 4 cts/lb, effective for all orders shipped on or after 15 April....
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