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Propylene Moves Up

Initial US Nov propylene contracts up by 1 cent/lb
11 November 2015 18:49 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)–US November propylene contracts have reached an initial settlement at an increase of 1 cent/lb,

Dow Innovation


Dow Polyurethane Technology Delivers ‘Cool Sleep’ Effect for Consumers

New Enhanced Product Brings Better, More Restful Sleep to Consumers in North America


Butanediol Weakness

Asia BDO falls on weak buying, soft demand; outlook cloudy
11 November 2015 03:49 Source:ICIS News

BDO is a chemical intermediate used in the production of polymers, solvents and fine chemicalsSINGAPORE (ICIS)–Asia’s import butanediol (BDO) prices were stable-to-soft this week because of the weak buying sentiment and sluggish demand with industry sources expecting bearish market to persist for the rest of the year.

Air Products Names Spin-Off

Versum is the name

Air Products names spun-out subsidiary

Air Products has revealed that its Materials Technologies business is to be named Versum Materials when it is spun out at some point on or before September 2016,

Covestro and Pittsburgh

Covestro leader says company committed to Pittsburgh
Nov 6, 2015, 1:18pm EST

While Bayer AG’s decision to spin out its materials unit allows the health care giant to better focus on its life sciences businesses,

Manali to Expand

Manali Petrochemicals to set-up overseas subsidiary

Manali Petrochemicals has received an approval for setting up an overseas subsidiary through which the company proposes to expand its global footprint.

NCFI Attends White House Roundtable

White House honors NCFI Polyurethanes

President invited to exclusive roundtable meeting

First Posted: 10:31 am – November 3rd,

Flat Sales in Europe for 2015

German chemical sector braces for flat 2015 sales




FRANKFURT, Nov 3 (Reuters) – German chemicals trade group VCI said it expected 2015 industry revenue to stagnate,