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BASF Results

BASF says 2017 adjusted EBIT up 32 percent on basic chemicals


(Adds details on oil&gas,

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Tosoh Results

Japan’s Tosoh on track for 26% April-December profit jump

Tight market for key chemical boosts company to another record

Wider margins on urethane feedstock business buoyed profit for Tosoh.

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Lewie Moeller


(January 18, 1962 – December 14, 2017)

SPENCERVILLE —Charles Lewis “Lewie” Moeller,

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EPA Changes

EPA eases path for new chemicals

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency is shifting course under the Trump administration on how it assesses new chemicals for health and environmental hazards,

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Manufacturing Update

U.S. Manufacturing Output Rose in December for Fourth Month
Katia Dmitrieva

January 17, 2018, 9:15 AM EST Updated on January 17, Read more

Igloo City

The saddest hotel in America? One man’s dream of an igloo-shaped motel in rural Alaska built in the 1960s is now a derelict curiosity – Read more

BASF Announces TDI Increase

January 15, 2018

Dear Valued Customer,

Effective February 1, 2018 or as contracts allow, BASF Corporation is raising the price for all
Lupranate® TDI products by $ 0.10 per pound.

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Propylene Looking Like a Big Hike

Industry insiders are saying double digits this month for propylene price increases . . . propylene glycol is nominated up 10c by Dow and LyondellBasell for January. 

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Wanhua IPDI Shutdown Impacts Market

Price for China’s IPDI Soared Up in 2017, Hitting a Five-Year High

2018-01-09    [Source:PUdaily]


PUdaily, Shanghai– 2017 has come to an end.

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