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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...
July 21, 2008
The run-up in ethane continued last week, pushing spot prices as high as $1.54/gal. June ethylene contracts remained unsettled as of CW presstime, setting the stage for another...
July 15, 2008

Our running tab of positive indicators remained at 10 out of

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


July 14, 2008
Crude oil prices dropped sharply last week, as high costs have pinched consumption in the fuels markets. Lower prices upstream stalled spot ethylene prices after nine weeks of steady...
July 4, 2008

Our running tab of positive indicators rose by one to 10 out of 20 this week. As a result, we continue to post a yellow banner.  


July 2, 2008
Cefic has confirmed an exclusive report in CW and downgraded its 2008 forecast of output growth in the European Union chemicals industry. Output of chemicals, excluding...
July 1, 2008
Dow Chemical’s move last week to lift pricing by a further 25% in July, in addition to the 20% hike it announced in May, underscores the urgent and critical situation faced by...
July 1, 2008
Dow Chemical will temporarily idle production at a number of manufacturing plants in North America and Europe and raise selling prices by up to an additional 25% to restore margins...
June 30, 2008
Rising energy and raw material costs as well as product quality issues are forcing some pharma industry suppliers to implement significant price increases, several fine and specialty...
June 30, 2008
Lanxess says it has raised prices for biocidal active ingredients and formulations for industrial preservation by up to 8%, effective June 6. Lanxess says it will increase rubber...
June 30, 2008
Spot polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) prices have risen with the latest spike in energy prices, despite “mild” global resin demand, says Sebastian Castelli...
June 30, 2008
Several European and U.S. hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) producers say they will increase prices to offset rising energy and transportation costs. FMC says its prices will increase by a...
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