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April 29, 2013
New opportunities based on the surge in unconventional oil and gas production in the United States as well as other developments in the energy market have divided the global petrochemical industry into haves and have-nots, according to Gary Adams, chief advisor at IHS Chemical....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/basic_chemicals_plastics/IHS-WPC-Feedstocks-have-divided-industry-into-haves-and-have-nots_50815.html
April 26, 2013
Several factors in recent years have shifted the lower linear alpha olefin (LAO) market dynamics....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/basic_chemicals_plastics/Feedstock-demand-shifts-transform-LAO-dynamics_51461.html
April 15, 2013
Gasoline production and naphtha cracking have historically supplied a reliable stream of aromatics to the US market, but changing feedslates, government mandates, and consumer...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/basic_chemicals_plastics/Tightening-aromatics-present-new-opportunities-for-refiners_51108.html
March 29, 2013
Growth in chemical demand will continue to center in developing economies, but growth in supply will more and more be located elsewhere, increasing global trade, according to Dave Witte, IHS senior v.p. and general manager of IHS Chemical....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/basic_chemicals_plastics/Global-chemicals-trade-to-boom-on-rising-middle-class-advantaged-feeds_50816.html
March 29, 2013
Stronger global economic conditions and moderating oil prices are improving global growth prospects. The outlook for 2013 is brightening in part because of the dangers the global...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/basic_chemicals_plastics/IHS-Economic-and-energy-outlooks-improving_50824.html
March 8, 2013
Production in Asia of ethylene dichloride (EDC) and vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), the precursors for polyvinyl chloride (PVC), has been constrained by chlorine availability and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/basic_chemicals_plastics/EDC-VCM-supplies-tight-in-markets-worldwide_50350.html
March 1, 2013
Unusually weak demand for coproduct phenol has tightened acetone supply in the United States and Europe, sending prices upward, say analysts at IHS Chemical. Acetone prices for small...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/basic_chemicals_plastics/Acetone-prices-in-Europe-and-US-rise-on-tight-supply-weak-phenol_50145.html
March 1, 2013
Oversupply and sluggish demand will continue to impact the price of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) in Europe throughout 2013 with changes mostly dictated by feedstock prices, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/basic_chemicals_plastics/European-ABS-prices-to-stagnate-in-2013-on-poor-demand-oversupply_50133.html
February 15, 2013
With the Lunar New Year behind them and a flood of new polybutadiene rubber (PBR) capacity just ahead, Chinese traders are buying butadiene with the expectation that supplies will soon...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/basic_chemicals_plastics/China-PBR-expansions-offer-Europe-a-butadiene-opportunity_49850.html
February 15, 2013
demand for polypropylene (PP) remains weak in Europe. The weakness is compounded by propylene feedstock prices, which, between September 2012 and January 2013, shed €70/m.t. ($94)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/basic_chemicals_plastics/European-PP-price-hikes-limited-by-weak-demand_49851.html
February 8, 2013
The global market for soda ash seemed to have bounced back from the recession of 2009, but in 2012, after two years of strong growth, demand weakened dramatically, and recent contract...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/basic_chemicals_plastics/US-soda-ash-contracts-fall-short-on-lingering-market-weakness_49669.html
February 8, 2013
A strike at Sabic Europe’s site at Geleen, in the province of Limburg, in the Netherlands, concluded on 5 February when 1,800 employees resumed their regular tasks after 5 days of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/basic_chemicals_plastics/Activities-resume-at-Sabics-Geleen-site-after-strike_49670.html
January 25, 2013
Natural gas from shale brings North American chlor-alkali producers key advantages that will enable them to increase their share of the global market despite subdued demand and chronic...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/basic_chemicals_plastics/North-American-chlor-alkali-exports-to-rise-on-shale_49307.html
January 18, 2013
European chlorine production was down in December 2012, according to the latest figures published by industry association Euro Chlor (Brussels). European chlorine capacity utilization...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/basic_chemicals_plastics/Poor-PVC-demand-shows-in-low-EU-chlorine-plant-utilization_49071.html
January 18, 2013
Low growth and slim margins led to rationalization of titanium dioxide (TiO2) production between 2008 and 2011. Capacity fell in the United States by about 9%, and in Europe by...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/basic_chemicals_plastics/Structurally-tight-in-TiO2_49073.html
January 18, 2013
Rising costs and weak demand cut deep into titanium dioxide (TiO2) margins last year, but the prospect of recovery in the US housing market and a strengthening economy in Asia brighten...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/basic_chemicals_plastics/TiO2-Recovering-demand-tight-supply-and-firm-prices-likely-in-2013_49074.html
December 20, 2012
For the first time in at least 20 years, the US price of ethane is less than its value as a heating fuel. Prices had already fallen to levels last seen 10 years ago, the consequence of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/basic_chemicals_plastics/Tumbling-propane-values-put-ethane-at-disadvantage-in-US_48595.html
December 14, 2012
The market for monoethylene glycol (MEG) is closing a disappointing year on a quiet note, but analysts expect demand to recover in 2013 and to even outpace supply through 2016...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/basic_chemicals_plastics/MEG-recovery-will-tighten-supply-through-2016_48355.html
November 30, 2012
Access to inexpensive shale-based feedstocks is revitalizing North America’s polyethylene (PE) industry by providing a competitive advantage in high-growth markets around the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/basic_chemicals_plastics/Shale-based-feedstock-to-unlock-high-growth-markets_48004.html
November 30, 2012
ethylene spot prices have fallen steadily in North America since September, and they may fall through December if demand continues to soften. The trend reflects year-end destocking, an...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/basic_chemicals_plastics/Ethylene-demand-soft-in-North-America_48005.html
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