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November 8, 2013
Steady recoveries in automotive and construction have buoyed demand for acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) in North America, say analysts at IHS Chemical. For the region’s...
October 24, 2013
With no new plants announced, ethylene oxide (EO) supplies will continue to tighten for several more years, keeping derivative prices high and margins buoyant, according to analysts at...
October 10, 2013
Apple’s use of plastic for the case of its new iPhone 5c smartphone reflects a trend that will increase the volume of plastics used in cell phones from 282,000 m.t. in 2013 to 336,000 m.t. in 2017, say analysts at IHS Chemical. The value of the plastics consumed will increase from $3.5 billion to $4.5 billion over the same period....
October 10, 2013
Over the next 10 years, the global market for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) will be oversupplied by an annual average of 18 million m.t., according to analysts at IHS Chemical, but...
September 19, 2013
Sabic’s Innovative Plastics segment continues to invest heavily to strengthen its presence in China. “It is an important market with a very large customer base,” Keith Smith, executive v.p./Innovative Plastics tells CW. “In absolute terms, the industry has seen the largest volume growth in the world coming from China.”...
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...
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