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August 4, 2008
Those 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, 2008
LyondellBasell 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, 2008
Saltigo (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, 2008
Henkel 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, 2008
Specialty chemical and pharmacuetical intermediates producer Chattem Chemicals (Chattanooga, TN) says it will boost certain specialty surfactant prices worldwide by 21%, effective...
August 4, 2008
Sharply 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, 2008
Dow 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, 2008
Declines 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, 2008
REC 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, 2008
Spot 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, 2008
Dow 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, 2008
Canpotex, 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, 2008
Caustic 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, 2008
LyondellBasell 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, 2008
Tumbling 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, 2008
Our running tab of positive indicators remains at 11 out of 20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a yellow banner.  ...
July 21, 2008
Minerals 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...
July 21, 2008
Dow Europe says it will discontinue contract pricing based on market index formulas for all grades of low-density polyethylene, linear low-density polyethylene, high-density...
July 21, 2008
Ineos has released a statement that “the time is right” to move from quarterly to monthly contract pricing for ethylene and propylene in Europe. High and volatile oil...
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