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July 8, 2011
The string of lower contract settlements continued downstream into intermediates, with one disputed exception. European players got the isomers market off to a modest start with an...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/intermediates/Lower-Contract-Settlements-Seen-for-Intermediates_36054.html
June 24, 2011
Coming late to the party as has become the norm lately, the June contract price for para-xylene was agreed at the end of the month with a decline of 6 cts/lb. That settlement had a...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/intermediates/Intermediates-Contracts-Settle-for-June_35792.html
June 8, 2011
Isomer xylenes took a pounding as falling prices upstream and down put a pinch on demand. Spot prices for para-xylene plunged $200/m.t. in the U.S. and $250/m.t. in Europe. The June...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/intermediates/Xylenes-Fall-on-Lower-Upstream-Prices_35375.html
May 25, 2011
Intermediates markets were said to be out of phase, with the U.S. May contract for para-xylene finally being settled as discussions for pX in Europe as well as ortho-xylene on both...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/intermediates/Para-Xylene-Prices-Dip-in-U-S-and-Europe_35045.html
May 13, 2011
Intermediates markets were preoccupied with contract settlements this week. U.S. ortho-xylene for May was agreed higher by 3 cts/lb, while both oX and para-xylene for May in Europe...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/intermediates/Intermediates-Contracts-Settle-for-May_34863.html
May 4, 2011
With continued sttong fibers demand, as production outages, spot isomer xylenes rose sharply in spot trading, players say. U.S. para-xylene led the way, climbing $230/m.t. while...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/intermediates/Intermediates-Prices-Climb-Higher_34578.html
April 28, 2011
With continued sttong fibers demand, as production outages, spot isomer xylenes rose sharply in spot trading, players say. U.S. para-xylene led the way, climbing $230/m.t. while...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/intermediates/Intermediates-Edge-Higher-But-Modestly_34455.html
April 14, 2011
Attention in fiber intermediates was focused on contract talks, market watchers say. The chronically late U.S. para-xylene contract was agreed for March at an increase of 2.75 cts/lb...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/intermediates/Fiber-Intermediates-Moving-Upward_34131.html
March 31, 2011
Fiber intermediates were mostly higher, but both buyers and sellers were getting a better grasp of the lost production due to the Japanese natural disasters, and there was less panic...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/intermediates/Fiber-Intermediates-Climb-Higher_33880.html
March 16, 2011
Significant production capacity for fiber intermediates was put out of action by the natural disasters in Japan, as was a great deal of feedstock capacity. However, downstream...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/intermediates/Intermediates-Prices-Move-Higher-in-Europe_33473.html
February 16, 2011
Intermediates markets might were all about para-xylene in the first half of February, with spot numbers soaring $300/m.t. on both sides of the Atlantic and initial agreements on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/intermediates/Intermediates-Contracts-Settle-Higher_32907.html
February 2, 2011
After a flurry of activity in mid-January, intermediate markets were said to be much quieter over the second fortnight of the month. The only significant business reported was the...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/intermediates/Intermediates-Market-Quiet-at-Start-of-February_32610.html
January 21, 2011
After a month becalmed over the holidays, intermediates markets roared out of the gate in the first half of January with gainers running the table. The only exception was January...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/intermediates/Intermediates-Markets-Pick-Up-in-New-Year_32332.html
December 27, 2010
U.S. fiber intermediates producers closed the books on 2010 settling December isomer contract prices with a gain of 2.5 cts/lb for para-xylene, market sources say. Ortho-xylene talks...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/intermediates/Fiber-Intermediates-Prices-Settle-in-U-S-_31799.html
December 8, 2010
Fiber intermediates saw scattered but substantial gains over the first half of December, market watchers say. European players settled December conracts for para-xylene higher by...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/intermediates/Fiber-Intermediates-Post-Mixed-Results-for-December_31419.html
November 24, 2010
Fiber intermediates were relatively quiet over the second half of November, after a busy beginning to the month, players say. The notable exception this week was para-xylene, which saw...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/intermediates/Fiber-Intermediates-Relatively-Quiet_31179.html
November 19, 2010
Average U.S. chlor-alkali operating rates plunged 10-percentage points in October, to 82%, according to the latest statistics reported by the Chlorine Institute (Arlington, VA)...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/intermediates/Chlor-Alkali-Operating-Rates-Plunge-In-October_31102.html
November 11, 2010
Most intermediate contract prices were settled this week, with the notable exception of the usual laggard, U.S. para-xylene. U.S. ortho- was agreed at an increase of 2 cts/lb, players...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/intermediates/Intermediates-Move-Higher-in-U-S-Europe_30860.html
September 29, 2010
Fiber intermediate prices were generally higher over the second half of September, but not in any uniform way, market players say. U.S. para-xylene prices continue to be a step behind...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/intermediates/Fiber-Intermediates-Generally-Higher_29859.html
September 16, 2010
Better than anticipated derivative demand buoyed fiber intermediates over the first half of September. Para-xylene rose $70/m.t. in North America and $60/m.t. in northwest Europe. In...
http://www.chemweek.com/pricewatch/intermediates/Increased-Demand-Buoys-Fiber-Intermediates_29565.html
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