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November 20, 2015
Acetic acid demand in Europe is holding firm especially into vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) and ethyl acetate. Meanwhile, acetic acid supply is well balanced, and the impact of the force...
November 20, 2015
BASF has inaugurated the new toluene diisocyanate (TDI) plant at the company’s Ludwigshafen site. The plant started up in September. The total investment, including precursors...
November 20, 2015
North America’s methanol industry was in danger of disappearing until a few years ago, but its fortunes have completely reversed. Three new methanol plants are slated to come...
November 12, 2015
Lenzing (Lenzing, Austria), a producer of man-made cellulosic fibers, has announced sales of €1.46 billion ($1.57 billion) in the first nine months of 2015 compared with sales of...
November 11, 2015
The future looks good for North America’s polyolefin producers, according to analysts who spoke at the recent IHS Global Plastics Summit in Chicago. Global polyethylene (PE)...
November 11, 2015
Low water levels on the Rhine River in Germany are limiting the size of cargo that chemical barges can carry and pushing freight volume into the railcar and truck market, IHS Chemical...
November 5, 2015
The results of European Bioplastics' annual market data update were presented Thursday at the 10th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin. The results confirm the positive growth...
October 30, 2015
Europe’s butadiene extraction capacity will next year be 15% greater than in 2012, whereas the region’s supply of crude C4s will have declined by 9%. Despite the mismatch...
October 30, 2015
Benzene prices in Asia recovered in October, supported by higher crude oil prices. The price gained $15/m.t. over September, reaching $595/m.t. fob South Korea. The price spread...
October 30, 2015
Borealis is still trying to restart its steam cracker at Stenungsund, Sweden, following a planned turnaround that had been scheduled to conclude on 19 October. As a result of the...
October 30, 2015
Ethylene glycol (EG) prices in Asia have fallen near five-year lows, says IHS Chemical’s Market Advisory Service: Global Polyester Fibers & Feedstocks Monthly Analysis. Spot...
October 30, 2015
Supported by stabilizing feedstock prices, nylon textile filament prices in Asia stopped falling in September, says IHS Chemical’s Market Advisory Service: Global Nylon Fibers &...
October 30, 2015
North American demand for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) has been stable, but export demand remains subdued, says IHS Chemical’s 23 October Market Advisory Service: Vinyl Weekly. Prices...
October 30, 2015
Newly expanded production in Qatar has created a glut in the global helium market after years of shortages. The glut comes just as a new program governing sales of from the US helium reserve has come into place. Most helium worldwide is produced as a by-product of natural gas, particularly in the United States, although other countries have been developing supplies. Helium, valued for its chemical stability, is used in a variety of applications for medical imaging, defense, and research....
October 23, 2015
For the first time in seven months, propylene contracts have settled higher in the United States—a 0.5-ct/lb increment that lifts polymer-grade propylene (PGP) to 30.5 cts/lb and...
October 14, 2015
Recent financial and restructuring announcements by producers Huntsman and Chemours show that conditions in the titanium dioxide (TiO2) market have not improved. Pricing continues to...
October 9, 2015
Versalis (Milan) will operate its 490,000-m.t./year steam cracker at Porto Marghera, Italy, until the end of 2016 after entering into an ethylene supply agreement with a new...
September 11, 2015
Many petrochemical companies have been evaluating investments in North America to take advantage of the low-cost feedstocks offered by the North American shale gas revolution....
August 31, 2015
Evonik Industries has started up plants for C4-based products at its Marl, Germany, site, part of a three-digit million-euro investment for these products in Europe. The plants were...
August 28, 2015
China’s styrene inventories are slowly rising back to historical averages, and following a sharp, downward price correction, the backwardation that has characterized the...
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