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July 9, 2015Hanwha Chemical (Seoul) has declared force majeure at its 280,000-m.t./year polyvinyl chloride (PVC) facility at Ulsan, South Korea. The plant has been shut down and PVC exports...
July 8, 2015During the week ended 4 July, chemical railcar traffic in North America decreased 0.6% year-over-year (YOY) on fewer loadings in the United States...
July 8, 2015Tronox (Stamford, CT) says its alkali chemicals business will increase list and off-list soda ash prices by $12.00/short ton for all grades, both bulk and packaged, effective 1 September. The list price for railcar and hopper truck quantities of dense-grade soda ash will be 302.00/ton, fob Westvaco or Granger, WY, says Tronox....
July 14, 2015Styrene monomer spot prices in Europe are staying at recently inflated levels despite downward pressure on benzene as crude oil falls back below $60/bbl. Styrene spot prices...
July 1, 2015During the week ended 27 June, chemical railcar traffic in North America decreased year-over-year (YOY) on a steep decline in Mexico....
June 24, 2015During the week ended 20 June, chemical railcar traffic in North America declined 0.3% year-over-year (YOY) as gains in the United States were not enough to offset declines in Mexico....
June 24, 2015Specialty chemical volumes in the United States declined 0.4% sequentially in May, as declines which have persisted since December continued, according to ACC’s specialty...
June 23, 2015ACC’s chemical activity barometer (CAB), a leading indicator of economic activity, rose 0.7% sequentially in June, following a similar increase in May. April’s sequential...
June 17, 2015During the week ended 13 June, chemical railcar traffic in North America decreased 2.1% year-over-year (YOY) on declines in Canada and Mexico....
June 5, 2015Economic reports for the past week present an ambiguous picture of the US economy, according to a review by the ACC. Shipments of chemicals excluding pharmaceuticals fell again in April, but inventory levels remained low....