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December 1, 2015Lenzing (Lenzing, Austria), a producer of man-made cellulosic fibers, has announced that it is recommending the appointment of Thomas Obendrauf as the company's CEO. “With Thomas...
November 20, 2015Acetic acid demand in Europe is holding firm especially into vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) and ethyl acetate. Meanwhile, acetic acid supply is well balanced, and the impact of the force...
November 20, 2015BASF has inaugurated the new toluene diisocyanate (TDI) plant at the company’s Ludwigshafen site. The plant started up in September. The total investment, including precursors...
November 20, 2015North America’s methanol industry was in danger of disappearing until a few years ago, but its fortunes have completely reversed. Three new methanol plants are slated to come...
November 12, 2015Lenzing (Lenzing, Austria), a producer of man-made cellulosic fibers, has announced sales of €1.46 billion ($1.57 billion) in the first nine months of 2015 compared with sales of...
November 11, 2015The future looks good for North America’s polyolefin producers, according to analysts who spoke at the recent IHS Global Plastics Summit in Chicago. Global polyethylene (PE)...
November 11, 2015Low water levels on the Rhine River in Germany are limiting the size of cargo that chemical barges can carry and pushing freight volume into the railcar and truck market, IHS Chemical...
November 5, 2015The results of European Bioplastics' annual market data update were presented Thursday at the 10th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin. The results confirm the positive growth...
October 30, 2015Europe’s butadiene extraction capacity will next year be 15% greater than in 2012, whereas the region’s supply of crude C4s will have declined by 9%. Despite the mismatch...
October 30, 2015Benzene prices in Asia recovered in October, supported by higher crude oil prices. The price gained $15/m.t. over September, reaching $595/m.t. fob South Korea. The price spread...