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February 9, 2009
Dow Europe says it will increase polyethylene (PE) resin prices by €90/m.t. for all grades of low-density PE, linear low-density PE, and high-density PE. Dow cites rising raw...
February 9, 2009
U.S. naphtha prices were quiet last week, while ethane was 2 cts/gal lower. Ethylene contracts for January ended a five-month nosedive and settled up 3 cts/lb, to 31.5 cts/lb...
February 9, 2009

Our running tab of positive indicators slipped to two out of 20

this week. As a result, we continue to post a red banner.


February 5, 2009
Our running tab of positive indicators rose by 1 to 3 out of 20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a red banner....
January 26, 2009
The double hit on the chemical industry of unavailable or expensive credit and the slowdown in end-user markets makes a stronger case than ever for companies to use the best market...
January 23, 2009
Spot naphtha in northwest Europe fell by about $5/m.t., following a smaller drop in Brent crude oil prices. The naphtha decline disappointed olefins producers who were hoping to...
January 20, 2009

Our running tab of positive indicators was stable at two out of

20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a red banner


January 20, 2009
Crude prices edge down on sustained concerns about falling demand, Asian naphtha prices follow suit...
January 16, 2009
Spot ethylene prices in the U.S. ticked up last week, to 24 cts-25 cts/lb, largely due to reduced production capacity, market sources say. Several spot deals were concluded at 24.5...
January 13, 2009
January benzene contracts in Europe and North America have settled with only slight declines from December 2008 levels. The relative scale of the month-on-month changes indicates that...
January 13, 2009
Aluminum Corp. of China (Chalco; Beijing) says it has lowered its alumina spot price by 23%, to Rmb2,000/m.t. The company was selling alumina at Rmb2,600/m.t. before the price cut...
January 13, 2009
Renewed fighting in the Mideast and a natural gas dispute between Russia and its big European customers have driven energy prices higher in the first week of 2009. That situation...
January 13, 2009
Waiting for the Market to Hit Bottom Prices for plastics collapsed late last year amid depressed demand and production output reductions. “Overall, demand for polymers slowed...
January 13, 2009
Costs to Remain on the Watch List Many specialty chemical suppliers say they are concerned about growth prospects this year as the economies of the U.S., Western Europe, and that of...
January 12, 2009

Our running tab of positive indicators fell to two out of 20 this

week. As a result, we continue to post a red banner. 


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