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Huntsman Slides from Investors’ Call

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Huntsman Results

Huntsman Announces Strong Fourth Quarter 2017 Results; Net Leverage Reduced to 1.4x; The Board Approves a 30% Dividend Increase and Share Repurchases of up to $450 million
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Dow Lifts Force Majeure on MDI

February 22, 2018

Notification: Lifting Force Majeure of Dow Polyurethanes MDI Products

Dear Valued Customer:

The Dow Chemical Company is lifting the force majeure we declared on January

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Tempur Sealy Results


  • Total net sales decreased 15.9% to $648.2 million from $771.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2016.

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Stepan Results

Stepan Reports Fourth Quarter and Record Full Year 2017 Results

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TDI Pricing Still Elevated

Bumper TDI pricing continues through first quarter – Covestro
20 February 2018 14:00 Source:ICIS News

COLOGNE, Germany (ICIS)–Continued banner pricing for toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) that drove fourth-quarter earnings for Covestro have continued through 2018 and is likely to remain firm through much of the first half of the year,

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Covestro Looks for Bolt-Ons

Covestro eyes coatings bolt-on acquisitions amid ‘crazy’ M&A margin backdrop – CEO
21 February 2018 09:00 Source:ICIS News

COLOGNE, Germany (ICIS)–Covestro is unlikely to pursue any big-ticket acquisition targets at present due to a lack of options across most of its core businesses and “ludicrous” valuations in the industry,

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Raw Materials Pressure

Challenging conditions for coatings, raw materials may bite for several quarters – Covestro
20 February 2018 14:56 Source:ICIS News

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COLOGNE (ICIS)–Conditions remained difficult for Covestro’s coatings,

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Covestro Posts Strong Quarter

Covestro says it’s raking in cash faster than expected

* Sees free cash flow target within three years,

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