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July 30, 2007Global Earnings to Rebound Earnings for the global plastics industry will rebound this year, following price declines in the past few months due to inventory destocking and falling...
July 27, 2007Saudi Petrochemical Co. (Sadaf; Al Jubail), an equally owned joint venture between Shell and Sabic, has put its styrene expansion project on hold after several years of development, CW...
July 27, 2007Nova Chemicals says it is “aggressively” pursuing two joint venture options for its Styrenix unit, after having rejected the first round of purchase offers. The jv could be...
July 26, 2007Bayer has announced a price increase of €0.20-€0.25/kg, 5%-6%, for polycarbonate in Asia, Europe, and the Mideast, effective March 1 • Dow Chemical is seeking North...
July 25, 2007Rhodia is seeking a €70/m.t., about 5%, price increase on adipic acid in Europe, effective January 1. The company cites continued increases in raw material costs • Dow...
July 25, 2007First-quarter U.S. petrochemical production gained 4% from the year-ago period, to 48.5 billion lbs, says the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA; Washington)...
July 25, 2007Sharply rising global oil prices pushed benzene prices higher through February. That gave producers the leverage they needed to implement March contract increases of 10% in the U.S...
July 24, 2007European butadiene contracts have settled for the second quarter at a €25/m.t. increase, to €895/m.t. del, a record high. Strong demand and tight supplies boosted prices...
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