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August 18, 2008
Our running tab of positive indicators slipped to nine out of
20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a yellow banner....

http://www.chemweek.com/economics/prices/ACCs-Economic-Outlook-for-the-Week-Ended-August-15-2008_13689.html
August 18, 2008
July contract prices for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) settled 4 cts/lb higher, to 70 cts-72 cts/lb last week. That is half of the 8 cts/lb that producers had nominated, after June and July...
http://www.chemweek.com/economics/prices/July-PVC-Prices-Up-4-ctslb_13659.html
August 18, 2008
Olin says it is increasing potassium hydroxide (KOH) prices by $9/cwt for 45% and $10/cwt for 50%, effective immediately or as contracts permit • Huntsman says it has raised...
http://www.chemweek.com/economics/prices/Basic-Chemicals-Price-Watch_13660.html
August 18, 2008
Prices U.S.: LLDPE, 102-105 cts/lb, del; HDPE, 97-99 cts/lb, del, domestic; LLDPE, $1,690-$1,700/m.t. fob; HDPE, $1,580-$1,610/m.t. fob, export EUROPE: LLDPE...
http://www.chemweek.com/economics/prices/HDPELLPDE_13661.html
August 18, 2008
Ethane prices fell 10 cts/gal in the U.S., dipping below the dollar mark, and propane fell 14 cts/lb. Butane lost 8 cts/gal. U.S. spot ethylene dropped another 3 cts/lb last week...
http://www.chemweek.com/economics/prices/COMMENTARY_13662.html
August 13, 2008
A 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/economics/prices/CW-Survey-Chemical-Firms-Feel-the-Pressure-Look-to-Cost-Cutting_13564.html
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.  

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http://www.chemweek.com/economics/prices/ACCs-Economic-Outlook-for-the-Week-Ended-August-8-2008_13520.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/economics/prices/A-Tale-of-Two-Canadas_13381.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/economics/prices/LyondellBasell-Ups-PP-Prices-Again_13389.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/economics/prices/Saltigo-Increases-Triazole-Prices_13421.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/economics/prices/Henkel-Raises-Adhesives-Prices_13426.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/economics/prices/Specialty-Price-Watch_13427.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/economics/prices/Higher-PP-Prices-May-Usher-in-Better-Times-for-Polystyrene_13428.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/economics/prices/Dow-Announces-More-VAM-Increases_13431.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/economics/prices/CW-Price-Report_13432.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/economics/prices/REC-Silicon-Secures-Almost-$1-Billion-of-Silane-Gas-Supply-Deals_13326.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/economics/prices/Spot-Ethylene-Ends-its-Run-But-Cost-Pressures-Remain_13276.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/economics/prices/Dow-Europe-Boosts-Resin-Prices_13278.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/economics/prices/Potash-Prices-Hit-New-Highs_13279.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/economics/prices/Alumina-Contracts-Break-Record_13280.html
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