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June 22, 2009
Omnova today raised its styrene butadiene latex price by 6 cts/lb. The increase, which will take effect on July 20, will primarily impact the carpet market, the company says. Omnova...
March 6, 2009
March butadiene contracts settled at 25 cts/lb in the U.S., the lowest contract price since December 2002 when butadiene was priced at 27 cts/lb. The March price is a 3-cts/lb discount...
December 22, 2008
BASF plans to construct a styrene butadiene (SB) latex plant at the Dayawan petrochemicals park near Daya Bay, Huizhou, China. The company has signed a heads of agreement with CSPC, an...
December 19, 2008
Prices U.S.: $1.08-$1.12/lb del, Nov. contracts EUROPE: €1,534-€1,625/m.t. del, Nov. ASIA: $1,300-$1,500/m.t., c&f, China Outlook Global acrylonitrile butadiene styrene...
December 12, 2008
Mitsubishi Chemical says it plans to commercialize a recently developed technology to produce butadiene from butenes using proprietary catalysts. Mitsubishi says it plans to have a...
December 12, 2008
December U.S. Gulf Coast butadiene contract prices settled 49% lower than last week, at 50 cts/lb, setting a dismal stage for the beginning of first-quarter butadiene contract...
August 26, 2008
Chemtura says it has declared force majeure on its Blendex plastics additives sourced from North America due to “critical shortages” of butadiene, a key raw material. The...
June 23, 2008
Sinopec and Sabic say they have signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to extend the scope of their previously announced petrochemical joint venture at...
June 2, 2008
Prices for most primary petrochemicals are being driven higher by rising energy and feedstock costs, but butadiene prices are climbing because the product is short and supplies are...
May 7, 2008
Yangzi Petrochemical (YPC; Nanjing, China), a Sinopec subsidiary, has started up a 100,000-m.t./year butadiene plant at Nanjing. The start up increases YPC’s butadiene capacity...
March 10, 2008
Prices U.S.: 61 cts/lb del, Feb. contracts; 68-69 cts/lb del, spot EUROPE: €890/m.t./del, first-quarter contract; $1,230-1,240/m.t. fob, spot ASIA: $1,700/m.t. c&f, spot...
February 25, 2008
Butadiene contracts settled at a record high of 61 cts/lb for February contracts, and spot prices continue to firm, adding 15 cts/lb to reach 67-69 cts/lb in recent weeks, sources say...
September 14, 2007
Prices U.S.: 56 cts/lb del, August contracts; 59-60 cts/lb, del, spot EUROPE: €872/m.t. del, third-quarter contract; $1,150-$1,160/m.t. fob, spot ASIA: $850-$900/m.t. c&f...
August 7, 2007
U.S. Gulf Coast buyers say they are close to securing a 1-ct/lb decrease in the July butadiene contract, bringing prices to 57 cts/lb, del. The June contract was agreed to as a...
August 6, 2007
Nylon-6,6 feedstocks have been in short supply, driven by force majeure at European and U.S. plants, including Rhodia and Invista, says Maack Business Services (Zurich). Nylon-6,6...
July 30, 2007
Equistar Chemical and Texas Petrochemical (TPC; Houston) have separately declared force majeure on butadiene. Equistar’s force majeure resulted from production problems at the...
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