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November 18, 2008
Solvay 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, 2008
Dow 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, 2008
Some 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, 2008
Rhodia 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, 2008
Spot 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, 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.


October 27, 2008
NAPHTHA 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, 2008
Our 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, 2008
Titanium 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, 2008
Lanxess 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, 2008
Olefin 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, 2008
Propylene 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, 2008
Altuglas 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, 2008
Prices 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...
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