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June 28, 2013
Buyers and sellers of sodium chlorate in North America are likely to reach an agreement on quarterly and half-yearly contracts in early July, according to IHS Chemical. Suppliers...
June 28, 2013
European styrene prices have been strong, with June contract price settled at €1,424/m.t. ($1,856), €10 higher than May. Spot prices also rose steadily throughout June...
June 28, 2013
Global polyethylene terephthalate (PET) prices are expected to hold or improve slightly during the summer as some demand returns. However, margins continue to struggle overall: The...
June 20, 2013
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) units in North America operated at high rates during May, lifting production to a level not seen in seven years, according to IHS Chemical’s Market...
June 20, 2013
Conditions in the global market for titanium dioxide (TiO2) favor the success of price increases issued by producers in late May and early June, says Hassan Ahmed, analyst at Alembic Global Advisors (New York). TiO2 prices are at “near-trough” levels, profits are at historic lows, demand is up, and inventory is down, he says....
June 20, 2013
The European benzene supply is expected to remain tight as the use of lighter feedstocks limits the production of benzene coproduct, according to the latest IHS Chemical Market...
June 6, 2013
Asian para -xylene ( p -xylene) producers have been faring better than their North American and European counterparts. However, p -xylene market dynamics could be altered by capacity...
June 6, 2013
Benzene prices in the United States took an extended detour from normality during the last 10 months, but they may have gotten back on track for the summer driving season. With the...
June 6, 2013
With the construction season in the United States underway, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producers have announced a 2-ct/lb June or July increase for domestic contracts, but buyers say...
May 30, 2013
Global polystyrene (PS) demand is expected to be lower in 2013 compared with 2102, according to the latest IHS Chemical Market Advisory Service: Global Plastics & Polymers report...
May 30, 2013
Despite the recent softening in the price of feedstock methanol, acetic acid values in the United States are likely to continue climbing for the next few months as producers build back...
May 30, 2013
With US ethylene contracts for April and May in limbo as of 30 May, buyers and sellers are likely to focus on a two-month settlement in early June, according to a recent report from...
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