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April 26, 2016
China's styrene imports increased markedly in March, recent data obtained by IHS Chemical show. Total imports for March amounted to 354,509 m.t., an increase of just over 100,000 m.t...
April 15, 2016
Eastman (Kingsport, TN) has announced price increases on n-propyl alcohol and acetate, solvent blends, n-butyl acetate, and isophthalic acid, effective 1 May. The company cites raw material and other operating costs....
April 13, 2016
Rare earth prices slipped in March following the Chinese New Year holiday, according to a report published by IHS. The IHS rare earths oxide price index, a consumption-weighted index...
April 12, 2016
Oxea (Dallas) is increasing the price of propyl and butyl alcohols and acetates in the Americas, effective 1 May. The price of n-propanol, n- and i-butanol, and their acetate esters will increase 5 cts/lb in North America, including Mexico, and $110/m.t. in South America, the company says in an announcement release 11 April....
April 11, 2016
Chemours (Wilmington, DE) says it will increase the price of its Ti-Pure titanium dioxide (TiO2) grades by $150/m.t. worldwide on 1 May. The increase follows 1 April increases by Huntsman and Tronox....
April 8, 2016
Spot prices of aromatics were mostly higher in the United States on 8 April, following a second refinery fire is as many days. LyondellBasell Industries extinguished a blaze at its...
April 8, 2016
Europe's April customer reference price (CRP) for styrene has settled in line with the barge price at €1,120/m.t., an increase of €95/m.t. over the March...
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....
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