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December 12, 2013
Benzene prices have soared in Asia but not as quickly as prices in the United States and Europe, says IHS Chemical’s Market Advisory Service: Aromatics Weekly. Between the end of...
December 12, 2013
The average operating rate for phenol/acetone units in the United States remains an estimated 65–70%, says IHS Chemical’s Market Advisory Service: Global Acetone. Producers...
December 12, 2013
Formaldehyde plant operating rates are currently low, but rapid growth in downstream resin markets is quickly absorbing the excess, and, by 2018, additional production capacity will be...
December 5, 2013
The recent explosion at Total’s 360,000-bbl/day Antwerp refinery (CW, Nov. 18/25, p. 5) has had limited upward impacts on benzene, toluene, and xylene prices in Europe, IHS...
December 5, 2013
Beginning in 2016, plastics convertors in North America will find increasingly attractive prices for polypropylene (PP), according to Joel Morales, principal analyst at IHS Chemical...
November 28, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has concluded substance evaluation on four substances—ethylene oxide, tributyl phosphate, m-tolylidene diisocyanate, and...
November 20, 2013
As global acetic acid capacity growth has outpaced demand over the last five years, producers have been compelled to come up with new products and technologies in order to remain competitive....
November 21, 2013
Celanese’s recent announcement that it would close its 200,000-m.t./year vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) plant at Tarragona, Spain, is the second VAM closure to be confirmed in...
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...
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