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June 30, 2009
Our running tab of positive indicators rose by one to 12 out of 20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a yellow banner....
June 29, 2009
Dow Europe says it increased the price of polycarbonate resin, polycarbonate compounds, and polycarbonate blends by €200/m.t. in Africa, Europe, India, and the Mideast, effective...
June 29, 2009
With the settlement last week of July ethylene contracts in Europe at €785/m.t., the monthly pricing mechanism has become established, market participants say. The July agreement...
June 26, 2009
Prices of unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins used in composites are rising amid increasing costs for raw materials, including dicyclopentadiene, phthalic anhydride, propylene...
June 26, 2009
Basic chemical producers have announced another round of price increases to be implemented on July 1 or as contracts allow. They cite rising raw material costs and inadequate margins...
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....
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