The Urethane Blog

Chinese Epi Pricing

China domestic ECH prices plunge after recent rise, pressure remains
21 March 2018 03:55 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)–China’s domestic epichlorohydrin (ECH) prices plunged this week following its recent increase and market participants are anticipating more downward pressure in the near-term.

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Covestro and China

China is biggest market for Covestro

By Song Yingge | 00:01 UTC+8 March 14, 2018 | Print Edition

German plastics and chemicals producer Covestro said China became its largest single market last year as the company’s sales volume grew 8 percent annually,

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BDO Prices Rise in China

BDO Price Continues to Rise after the Spring Festival Holiday

2018-03-13    [Source:PUdaily]


East China-originated BDO price consolidates at high level. Read more

Asian Feedstocks Fall

Asia key petrochemical markets soft on weak China demand post-holiday
09 March 2018 06:55 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)–Spot prices of major petrochemicals in Asia are being weighed down by weak post-holiday demand from the key China market.

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Asian Propylene Tumbles

NE Asia C3 falls 3% over three weeks; near-term outlook bearish
05 March 2018 04:23 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)–Spot propylene prices in northeast Asia have fallen by 3.1% over three consecutive weeks,

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Asian Propylene Review

NE Asia C3 market to stay bearish ahead of Lunar New Year
06 February 2018 04:06 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)–Northeast Asia’s spot propylene (C3) market may remain on a bearish trend as buying activities have started to slow down with the approach of the Lunar New Year holiday.

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Sadara TDI Headed to Asia

Saudi Arabia’s Sadara TDI cargoes available in Asia – sources
02 February 2018 02:51 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)–Cargoes of toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) produced by Saudi Arabia’s Sadara Chemical have arrived in various parts of Asia,

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BDO Prices Rise in China

China domestic BDO prices extend gains on tight supply
01 February 2018 05:01 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)–China’s domestic butanediol (BDO) prices have been rebounding on the back of tight supply,

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Chinese Pollution Clampdown Affects Chemical Business

Threats, opportunities for Europe chems as China pollution measures falter – UBS
29 January 2018 11:18 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)–European chemicals firms could face the impact of a potential long-term shift in environmental policy by the Chinese government in the event of the failure of recent air purity improvement measures,

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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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