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North America acetic strong
5:54 AM MST | January 24, 2014
Demand for acetic acid is strong in North America, with vinyl acetate monomer units running hard and deicer demand robust due to recent cold weather in many parts of the United States, says IHS Chemical. Demand from producers of purified terephthalic acid is seasonally weak. Producers aim to raise acetic acid spot prices to mitigate the margin squeeze caused by high natural gas prices and the ongoing elevated methanol...
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