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June 2, 2016
Mitsubishi Chemical says it is exploring options to quit its major purified terephthalic acid (PTA) joint venture, MCC PTA India (Kolkata) because of poor performance. “MCC PTA...
June 2, 2016
Although US benzene spot prices have weakened heading into June, they could rebound by the second half of the month on a combination of low domestic production, improved consumption, slower imports, and a bullish energy market, according to IHS Chemical....
June 2, 2016
Offers in the US propylene markets strengthened to 32.0 cts/lb early Thursday after the market became aware that a second propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in Texas had gone offline. June spot last traded at 30.375 cts/lb and 30.5 cts/lb on Tuesday....
June 2, 2016
Efforts by Jurong Aromatics Corp. (JAC; Singapore) to restart its production plant could be derailed by safety requirements and low feedstock availability, IHS Chemical has learned...
June 2, 2016
Solvay today announced that it has completed the purchase of Eastman Chemical’s interest in their cellulose acetate flake joint venture, Primester (Kingsport, TN). Eastman and...
June 1, 2016
Europe's benzene contract price was settled at $637/m.t. or €572/m.t. late on 31 May, a fall of $43/m.t. or €27/m.t. compared with the May settlement. This is the third...
June 1, 2016
Europe's styrene barge contract price for June was confirmed settled today at €1,180/m.t. fob Rotterdam, an increase of €60/m.t. over the May settlement.   Following a...
June 1, 2016
Dow Chemical has completed a previously announced deal that makes it the 100% owner of Dow Corning’s silicones business. Corning will receive roughly $4.8 billion in cash for its share in the silicones business and maintains its approximately 40% ownership in polysilicon producer Hemlock Semiconductor Group, which was majority owned by Dow Corning....
May 31, 2016
Reliance Industries (Mumbai), on 31 May, informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (Mumbai) that it has temporarily shut down its purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and polyethylene...
May 31, 2016
Negotiators for the June para-xylene (p-xylene) Asia contract price have failed to reach a settlement for the second consecutive month. Producers JX Nippon Oil and Energy (Tokyo) and...
May 31, 2016
Asia’s toluene-isomer mixed xylene spread has widened to minus $76/m.t. in May amid poor demand for octane and strong support for para-xylene (p-xylene), IHS Chemical data show...
May 31, 2016
Lotte Chemical’s Indonesian subsidiary Lotte Chemical Titan is in the process of acquiring land for a previously announced $4 billion naphtha cracker. The company plans to build...
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