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August 13, 2008A survey undertaken jointly by CW and IT services firm Itelligence (London) in the past few months has identified that nearly half of chemical firms are feeling a...
August 11, 2008
Our running tab of positive indicators slipped by 1 to 10 out of 20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a yellow banner.
August 4, 2008Those looking to make the case against decoupling—the idea that world economies can shrug off a weak U.S.—just need to look a bit north of the U.S., to Canada. Canadian...
August 4, 2008LyondellBasell says it will increase prices for all grades of polypropylene (PP) sold in North America by 6 cts/lb, effective August 1 or as contracts allow. The company cites the...
August 4, 2008Saltigo (Langenfeld, Germany), a wholly owned subsidiary of Lanxess, says it will increase prices worldwide by a minimum of 15% for 1,2,4 triazole, effective immediately. The company...
August 4, 2008Henkel says its Professional and Consumer Adhesives unit will boost prices by as much as 20%, depending on category, effective for August 1 shipments. This is Henkel’s second...
August 4, 2008Specialty chemical and pharmacuetical intermediates producer Chattem Chemicals (Chattanooga, TN) says it will boost certain specialty surfactant prices worldwide by 21%, effective...
August 4, 2008Sharply higher polypropylene (PP) raw material costs have driven up PP prices faster than prices for other resins, including polystyrene (PS), potentially opening the door for...
August 4, 2008Dow Chemical says it is increasing the price of vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) in all regions due to rising energy and raw material costs. Off-schedule VAM prices will increase by 5...
August 4, 2008Declines in crude oil and natural gas prices accelerated last week, pulling down most petrochemicals prices. Ethane prices fell a further 10 cts/gal, while propane lost 14...
July 30, 2008REC Group (Sandvika, Norway), a silicon gas and solar materials producer, says its silicon division has entered into an undisclosed number of “significant long term...
July 29, 2008Spot ethylene prices in the U.S. have fallen almost 7 cts/lb since mid-July after a 12-week run that brought prices to a peak of 69 cts-70 cts/lb, market sources say. One spot deal was...
July 29, 2008Dow Europe says it will increase prices of several resins in Africa, Europe, India, and the Mideast. Polypropylene (PP) prices will increase by €200/m.t., high-impact Styron...
July 29, 2008Canpotex, the distribution and marketing arm of Saskatchewan, Canada potash producers, says prices for fourth-quarter spot potash shipments to Asia have reached $1,000/m.t. for...
July 29, 2008Caustic soda supply contracts to the alumina customers settled $235/m.t. higher at a record $645/m.t., fob Gulf Coast, for the second half, market sources say. Weak demand for...
July 29, 2008LyondellBasell says it will increase prices of all its polypropylene compounds in Asia/Pacific by $300/m.t., effective August 1 • Eastman Chemical says it will increase list and...
July 29, 2008Tumbling prices for hydrocarbons had varied effects on petrochemical prices. Ethane prices eased to $1.35 cts/gal, and spot ethylene prices fell with them to 63 cts-64 cts/lb. June and...
July 29, 2008Our running tab of positive indicators remains at 11 out of 20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a yellow banner. ...
July 22, 2008
July 21, 2008Minerals Technologies says its Barretts Minerals (Barretts, MT) subsidiary has raised prices for talc by 8%-10%, depending on product, effective August 1 or as contracts permit. The...
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