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June 26, 2009
Forward naphtha prices decline sharply, benzene prices bounce higher, while ethyele prices also rise...
June 26, 2009
Cracker feedstock prices on the U.S. Gulf Coast fell along with crude oil costs last week. Spot ethane prices dropped 5 cts/gal, and propane decreased 6 cts/gal, sources say...
June 26, 2009
The market for polysilicon and other advanced chemicals and materials used in photovoltaic (PV) solar cells and modules is contracting, largely due to the recession. Firms that make...
June 22, 2009
The economic reports were fairly positive this week. There was good news on the long beleaguered housing sector, but keep in mind that the strength was from very low levels and...
June 22, 2009
Omnova today raised its styrene butadiene latex price by 6 cts/lb. The increase, which will take effect on July 20, will primarily impact the carpet market, the company says. Omnova...
June 15, 2009
Our running tab of positive indicators improved (by one) to nine out of 20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a yellow banner....
June 15, 2009
The global market for fermentation ingredients is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7%, leading to sales of $22.3 billion by the end of 2013, according to a report...
June 12, 2009
The recession is even affecting the soap and personal care product categories that are considered essential, analysts say. This is partly due to a trend by some consumers seeking to...
June 12, 2009
Rising raw material costs and dwindling margins have spurred European and North American producers to increase prices this month. BASF says it increased butanols, butylglycol, and...
June 12, 2009
Kronos says it will increase the price of all grades of titanium dioxide sold outside of North America and Europe by $100/m.t. effective July 1 or as contracts allow BASF says that it...
June 12, 2009
Crude oil prices moderated last week, with Brent crude oil adding only $1.33/bbl and West Texas Intermediate tacking on 73 cts/bbl. Natural gas on the Henry Hub Index continued to...
June 10, 2009
Our running tab of positive indicators rose to eight out of 20 this week. As a result, we post a yellow banner....
June 1, 2009
Our running tab of positive indicators improved by one to seven out of 20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a red banner....
May 29, 2009
Dow Chemical says it will increase the off-schedule price for acrylic monomers and vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) in all regions due to continued pressure on margins. Prices for acrylates...
May 29, 2009
Petrochemical prices rose last week, supported by a firm rise in crude oil and demand that was stronger than anticipated. Market watchers are split over the outlook, however. Some...
May 26, 2009
Our running tab of positive indicators improved by one to six out of 20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a red banner....
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