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Propylene Firming

US Feb propylene trends toward hike on tighter supply
04 February 2015 20:37 Source:ICIS News

US February propylene contracts trending toward increaseHOUSTON (ICIS)–US February propylene contracts were trending toward an increase on the back of expected tighter supply and higher crude oil,

European Spot Benzene Up



European benzene spot price at premium to February contract price: sources


London (Platts)–4Feb2015/758 am EST/1258 GMT


LyondellBasell Posts Record 2014

Here's segment info on propylene oxide:




Intermediates and Derivatives (I&D) – The primary products of this segment include propylene oxide (PO) and its co-products (styrene monomer,

Chinese Manufacturing Growth Index

China's Jan Manufacturing PMI Falls to 28-month Low
2015-02-02    [Source:Xinhua]


BEIJING – Chinese manufacturing activity continued to wane in January as a key index dropped below the 50-point mark for the first time since October 2012,

Nice Digs

Dow Chemical chief shells out $10.75M to be Cameron Diaz’s neighbor at Walker Tower 

Andrew Liveris's company posted good profits in Q4


Chase Acquires Two Henkel PU Businesses

Chase Corporation Acquires Specialty Chemical Product Lines

February 2, 2015 


BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — Chase Corporation (NYSE MKT:CCF) announced that it has acquired two product lines from Henkel Corporation,