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June 12, 2014
US propylene values continue to fall from January highs, but low Asian prices are hindering derivative exports. The trend will reverse in July, and US prices will rise until late in...
May 29, 2014
Europe is producing less pyrolysis gas (pygas) and benzene, causing the region to rely more on imports, IHS Chemical says. Lower extraction capacity is contributing to this emerging...
May 29, 2014
Butadiene demand in Asia will grow more quickly over the next few years than supply, which will be constrained by the availability of crude C4, says IHS Chemical. On-purpose production...
May 21, 2014
Brazil’s fertilizer needs are expected to continue growing....
May 8, 2014
Significant price increases have been a feature of the worldwide vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) market during 2014, with prices rising sharply from week to weekbecause of the restricted...
May 7, 2014
A new methane-to-ethylene process developed by Siluria Technologies (San Francisco) appears to be technologically and economically viable and could improve the relative cost position...
April 24, 2014
South America is a net importer of caustic soda. As a whole the region produced 1.9 million m.t. of caustic soda last year and consumed 4.1 million m.t., according to the latest IHS...
April 24, 2014
the path ahead for the EU chlor-alkali industry, given the December 2017 deadline for conversion of all plants to membrane or nonasbestos diaphragm technology, was a top theme at Euro Chlor’s 9th Technology Conference and Exhibition, held 1–3 April at Madrid. The event attracted more than 360 delegates from around the world....
April 24, 2014
Growth in the downstream construction and automotive markets is boosting polycarbonate demand in North America and Western Europe, but worldwide overcapacity will hamper...
April 25, 2014
Members of the European Parliament (MEP) have voted in favor of halving the consumption of lightweight plastic bags by 2017, and reducing it by 80% by 2019 compared with 2010 levels...
April 17, 2014
Synthetic rubber prices have been declining in Asia, according to IHS Chemical’s latest Market Advisory Service: Global C4 Olefins & Elastomers. Meanwhile, in the United...
April 17, 2014
Historically balanced, the worldwide market for purified terephthalic acid (PTA) has become seriously oversupplied. The market will rationalize, but slowly, and the industry operating...
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