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November 19, 2015
Acetic 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 19, 2015
BASF 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 19, 2015
North 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, 2015
Lenzing (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 5, 2015
The 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 5, 2015
Low 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, 2015
The 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 29, 2015
Europe’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 29, 2015
Benzene 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...
October 29, 2015
Borealis is still trying to restart its steam cracker at Stenungsund, Sweden, following a planned turnaround that had been scheduled to conclude on 19 October. As a result of the...
October 29, 2015
Ethylene glycol (EG) prices in Asia have fallen near five-year lows, says IHS Chemical’s Market Advisory Service: Global Polyester Fibers & Feedstocks Monthly Analysis. Spot...
October 29, 2015
Supported by stabilizing feedstock prices, nylon textile filament prices in Asia stopped falling in September, says IHS Chemical’s Market Advisory Service: Global Nylon Fibers &...
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