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September 19, 2013
Acrylic resins and plastics retain a strong hold on key end markets, and the prospects for demand growth remain bright, say analysts at IHS Chemical. Worldwide demand during...
September 5, 2013
Faced with the unfamiliar challenge of ethane supply limitations, petrochemical producers in the Mideast are shifting their attention to heavier feedstocks and higher value-added...
September 5, 2013
The summer of 2013 has been a washout for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in the United States, in part the result of falling demand for carbonated drinks and the greater availability...
September 5, 2013
Industrial action by canal lock workers could lift prices of petrochemical products transported on Germany’s inland waterways, market sources say. Ver.di (Berlin), a trade union...
August 21, 2013
Expectations for higher butadiene prices over the next few months are slim, since demand from butadiene derivatives—namely those related to the tire and automotive...
August 21, 2013
Sinopec says that its Sinopec Wuhan affiliate started production on 13 August at its previously announced petrochemical complex at Wuhan, China. The project, which comprises 11...
August 21, 2013
Sorfert Algérie, a fertilizer joint venture between Sonatrach (Algiers) and OCI (Cairo), has commenced commercial production at Arzew, Algeria, OCI has announced. The jv’s...
August 8, 2013
(This story has been corrected. An earlier version published on 12 August stated that a joint venture between Invista and Chongqing Jianfeng Industrial Group is building a...
August 8, 2013
European demand for purified terephthalic acid (PTA) increased during July as hot weather boosted sales of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) used for bottles. PTA demand in Asia also...
July 26, 2013
Recent plant outages and upcoming maintenance turnarounds have driven styrene prices in Asia to extraordinary highs, according to analysts at IHS Chemical. Derivative producers have...
July 24, 2013
Gensource Potash (Saskatoon, SK) has signed a binding agreement with Chinese investors to develop potash projects around Saskatoon. Canada Potash Corp. (CPC; Saskatoon)—backed by...
July 24, 2013
A technical difficulty at Shell Chemicals’ Moerdijk, Netherlands, site has disrupted production at the site’s styrene monomer–propylene oxide (SMPO) unit, the company...
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