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November 18, 2008Solvay says it will suspend the sulfur surcharge it implemented in August on sulfite products. “The cost of sulfur has returned to the level needed to suspend the...
November 18, 2008Dow Chemical, Olin, and Formosa each say they will increase caustic soda prices in North America by $100/m.t. for diaphragm grade material and by $120/m.t. for membrane grade. The move...
November 18, 2008Some stability crept into global petrochemical markets this week. Spot prices are mixed but the magnitude of the up and down changes has shrunk, sellers say. However, contract markets...
November 17, 2008
Our running tab of positive indicators fell to 3 out of 20 this
week. As a result, we continue to post a red banner....
November 11, 2008Naphtha prices record an increase in Asia...
November 11, 2008Rhodia posted a 24% increase in third-quarter net profits, to €56 million ($71 million), on a 6% hike in like-for-like sales, to €1.22 billion. Recurring Ebitda, before...
November 10, 2008Spot naphtha prices in Europe continued to slide, losing $60/m.t., despite a dampening of crude prices. That pulled spot olefins down as well. Ethylene shed €20/m.t. while...
November 10, 2008Asian Naphtha Prices Plummet...
November 10, 2008
Our running tab of positive indicators remains at four out of
20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a red banner....
November 3, 2008
Our running tab of positive indicators fell by two to four out
of 20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a red banner....
November 3, 2008Orthoxylene prices plummet $200/m.t. and solvent prices in Asia nosedive...
October 27, 2008NAPHTHA Naphtha prices in Asia down at the USD 357/mt CFR Japan mark - Oct 27, 2008 Crude futures were seen softening in Asia on Monday morning. Trade was thin and prices bearish...
October 27, 2008Our running tab of positive indicators remains at six out of 20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a red banner....
October 27, 2008Titanium dioxide (TiO2) firms announced further price increases, citing rising energy, raw material, and transportation costs. Cristal Global says it will increase prices of certain...
October 24, 2008Lanxess says it increased leather chemical prices worldwide on October 1. The increase varies depending on region, Lanxess says. • Rohm and Haas says it raised prices for home and...
October 24, 2008Olefin markets have responded to sluggish demand and economic uncertainty with big price falls, market sources say. U.S. spot ethylene prices have fallen 25 cts/lb in the past three...
October 24, 2008Propylene prices collapsed last week in Asia as sellers desperately sought buyers. Korean prices crumbled to about $640/m.t. fob, Chinese prices dropped to $710/m.t. cfr, and Southeast...
October 24, 2008Altuglas International, a unit of Arkema, says it boosted certain acrylic resin prices by €120/m.t. in Africa, Europe, and the Mideast, effective October 1. The increase is in...
October 24, 2008Prices continued to slide last week, with many petrochemicals down 20%-30% and some even harder-hit. Demand has disappeared for crude oil and on down the value chain, sources say. West...
October 21, 2008
Our running tab of positive indicators remains at 6 out of 20
this week. As a result, we continue to post a red banner....
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