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June 1, 2012
Potash industry majors including Canadian firms Potash Corp. and Agrium, as well as players in Europe and Russia, have announced investments to keep pace with rising demand. Global...
May 18, 2012
Woelfel: Positioning the company for growth. Nova Chemicals has set out to capitalize on abundant and cost-advantaged ethane by expanding ethylene and polyethylene (PE) operations in...
May 11, 2012
Four new recommendations are to be incorporated into the chemical industry’s Responsible Care code, experts told attendees at the recent 2012 Responsible Care conference held in...
April 20, 2012
lighter trucks: Sabic’s PBT resin is used in seven models of Volvo’s 2012 heavy truck line. The outlook for the North American polyolefins industry is solid after the...
April 6, 2012
That April is the cruelest month is typically a reference to the highly variable weather, but for Styron it could also apply to the fate of the company’s proposal to settle...
April 6, 2012
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) says it will expand natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionation capacity at its Sweeny, TX facility by about 19%, or about 22,000 bbl/day. The NGL...
March 26, 2012
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) price in North America are marching higher. After consecutive price increases of 2 cts/lb in January and February, producers are pushing a 3-cts/lb increase...
March 23, 2012
Oxea (Oberhausen, Germany) says it will increase prices for neopentylglycol by 5 cts/lb in North America and $200/m.t. in the rest of the world, while 2-ethylhexanoic acid will rise by...
March 23, 2012
Celanese says it will raise the price of all acrylic based emulsions sold in Europe, the Mideast and Africa by €80/m.t. on April 1, or as contracts permit. Separately, Ticona, the...
March 16, 2012
Liveris: Shale gas presents huge opportunities to U.S.-based companies across the manufacturing segment. North American petrochemical producers are poised to benefit from abundant...
March 2, 2012
The U.S. soda ash industry is expected to remain robust this year as growth in domestic and export demand should support a continued recovery in production, industry experts say...
March 2, 2012
North American butadiene producers have nominated hefty price increases for March. As of CW press time, three U.S. producers have separately proposed increases of 25 cts/lb, 27 cts/lb...
March 2, 2012
Eastman Chemical says it will increase the price of methyl acetate by 3 cts/lb in North America on March 15, due to elevated operating costs, particularly for raw materials and freight...
February 21, 2012
Global demand for polycarbonate (PC) is expected to grow about 5.3%/year to 2016, to about 4.7 million m.t., driven by developments in the automotive glazing and consumer electronics...
February 17, 2012
Koppers (Pittsburgh), a maker of coal tar-based products, says it will close its wood treating facility at Grenada, MS by July 31. The plant produces utility poles and had net sales of...
February 17, 2012
Oxea (Oberhausen, Germany) says it will increase the price of polyols in the North America on March 1, or as contracts allow. Neopentylglycol and trimethylolpropane will each increase...
February 10, 2012
North American propylene contracts are poised to skyrocket for the month of February with settlements reported to be nearly concluded at a gain of 16.5 cts/lb by CW press time. The...
February 10, 2012
LSB Industries (Oklahoma City, OK) has completed a project to increase anhydrous ammonia capacity at its Pryor, OK facility. The nameplate ammonia capacity at the plant is 255,500...
February 10, 2012
Celanese says it will increase the price of vinyl acetate/ethylene (VAE), vinyl acrylic, pure acrylic, PVAc homopolymers and other copolymers sold in the Americas by 3 cts/lb, on...
January 27, 2012
Recent announcements that methanol producers will significantly increase capacity in North America is more than just a shift to take advantage of low feedstock prices, players say. If...
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