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August 6, 2007Chemical tank storage providers continue to benefit from strong demand, especially amid increasing chemical production in China and the Mideast. Europe and North America are importing...
August 9, 2007The economy expanded at an annualized rate of 1.3% in the first quarter of 2007, the slowest rate in four years. Over the past 12 months, GDP has grown at an annualized 2.1%, well...
July 26, 2007Sales of manufactured products fell 1.2% in January, after a 1.3% gain in the previous month. Shipments of durables dropped 0.5%, while nondurables declined 2%. Chemical sales were off...
July 30, 2007Export figures are based on fob values excluding re-export; import figures on cost, insurance, and freight. Sources: Haver Analytics (New York), based on data from the U.S. Dept. of...
July 25, 2007The latest preliminary statistics for the manufacturing sector indicate that the fourth quarter of 2006 was a relatively stagnant period for the industrial economy. Shipments of...
July 23, 2007Future trades for linear low density polyethylene (PE) more than doubled in 2006 from the previous year, to 16,700 lots, says the London Metal Exchange (LME). Polypropylene (PP) trade...
July 23, 2007Ethylene production for the first nine months of 2006 in North and South America rose 9% from the year-ago period, to 3.2 million m.t., says the National Petrochemical & Refiners...
July 23, 2007Researchers at Imperial College, part of the University of London, say they have identified a novel synthetic route to produce pegylated interferon, a drug currently produced by Roche...
July 23, 2007Tosoh Finechem (Tokyo) says it plans to double capacity at it’s contract fine chemicals manufacturing plant at Nanyo, Japan with installation next April of a 4,000-liter, ultra...
July 18, 2007Delta and Pine Land (D&PL; Scott, MS) reported a net loss of $9.3 million (26 cts/share) for its fiscal first quarter ended November 30, compared to a net loss of $9.4 million in...
July 18, 2007Sullivan: International markets are strong. RPM International reported earnings for its fiscal second quarter ended November 30, 2006 up 185.5%, to $52.9 million, excluding...