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August 28, 2015
Polyacrylamides are used in a very diverse array of end-use sectors from water treatment and paper production to enhanced oil recovery and drilling fluids. The highly concentrated...
July 31, 2015
Latin America’s petrochemical industry, in the first half of 2015, faced a broad reverse in regional economic growth compared with only a few years ago, when Latin American sizeable and diverse economies were growing faster than average worldwide GDP....
July 6, 2015
The availability of hydrocarbons—and, thus, petrochemical production capacities—varies throughout Latin America....
January 23, 2015
Mississippi governor Phil Bryant has placed energy-based development as an area of focus for the state....
June 10, 2013
Page: Value-added export potential. Russia, with its vast oil and gas reserves, forecasts annual GDP growth of 3.7% through 2020 and, as a favorable geographic location between China...
August 3, 2012
Prices U.S.: $438/m.t. fob U.S. Gulf Coast July EUROPE: $649/m.t. fd NWE July ASIA: $405/m.t. fob China July Outlook Global demand for acetic acid is forecast to rise about 5%/year...
June 15, 2012
The Hellenic Association of Chemical Industries (HACI; Athens), Greece’s chemical industry association, says it is confident the Greek chemical sector will overcome the severe...
December 16, 2011
Tribute in Brussels Closes the Initiative on a High Note oh no it is not. Do not think for one minute that the International Year of Chemistry (IYC) is being kicked into the long...
March 26, 2010
Prices U.S.: 66-68 cts/lb del spot; 52.5 cts/lb del February contracts EUROPE: €1,100-1,120/m.t. cif spot; €940/m.t. del March contracts ASIA: $1,105-$1,115/m.t. fob Korea...
June 12, 2009
Prices U.S.: 68-70 cts/lb del May contracts; $970-$990/m.t. fob, spot EUROPE: €770-€790/m.t. del April contracts; $850-$900/m.t. fob ASIA: $1,150-$1,160/m.t. c&f, spot...
May 22, 2009
Prices U.S.: Caustic soda: $550-$600/ton fob, April contracts; $325-$350/ton fob spot. Chlorine: $175-$190/ton April contracts; $100-$130/ton, spot. EUROPE: Caustic soda...
May 1, 2009
Prices U.S.: 50 cts-52 cts/lb, spot EUROPE: €900-€915/m.t., spot Outlook The severe reduction in maleic anhydride (MA) demand brought on by the economic downturn is forcing a...
April 3, 2009
Prices U.S.: 40.5 cts/lb March contract; $770-$790 m.t./fob, spot EUROPE: €695 m.t./del, March contract; $770-$780 m.t./fob, spot ASIA: $855/m.t. cost & freight, China Outlook...
March 6, 2009
Prices U.S.: 65 cts-70 cts/lb, exports EUROPE: €1,290-€1,340/m.t., contract ASIA: $1,250-$1,250/m.t., spot Outlook Global demand for caprolactam reached about 3.9 million...
February 20, 2009
Prices U.S.: $2,450-$2,510/m.t. Outlook The global $10.2-billion titanium dioxide (TiO2) market reached 5.1 million m.t. in 2008, says SRI Consulting (SRIC; Menlo Park, CA). Demand is...
January 16, 2009
Prices U.S.: 49 cts-53 cts/lb, ex-works, contract Europe: €763-€801/m.t., ex-works, contract Asia: $938-$995/m.t., ex-works, contract Outlook Global carbon black demand was...
December 19, 2008
Prices U.S.: $1.08-$1.12/lb del, Nov. contracts EUROPE: €1,534-€1,625/m.t. del, Nov. ASIA: $1,300-$1,500/m.t., c&f, China Outlook Global acrylonitrile butadiene styrene...
December 5, 2008
Prices U.S.: 14 cts/lb, fob ($310/m.t.) EUROPE: €340-447/m.t. Outlook Worldwide demand is forecast to grow at 3.7%/year for crude acrylic acid and at 4.1%/year for glacial acrylic...
November 18, 2008
Prices U.S.: 63 cts-65 cts/lb, November contracts Europe: €1,250-1,290/m.t., October contracts Outlook Demand in the global polyethylene terephthalate (PET) market was 42.9...
October 3, 2008
Prices U.S.: 58 cts/lb, domestic spot; $800-$850/m.t. fob, exports EUROPE: €845-€860/m.t. contract; €685-€720/m.t., fob spot Outlook Global capacity utilization for...
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