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Further Update

Ludwigshafen blast ignited ethylene, propylene in pipelines; 20 plants still offline or at low rates

6:09 AM MDT | October 18,

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Ludwigshafen Accident Update

BASF’s Ludwigshafen fire to hit earnings, closure may last a quarter – analyst
18 October 2016 11:04 Source:ICIS News

Pictured above: Firefighters try to contain the flames at Ludwigshafen on Monday evening. Source: Xinhua News Agency/REX/Shutterstock

LONDON (ICIS)–German chemical major BASF’s full-year earnings may be reduced by as much as 3% as the closure of its two steam crackers and other plants at its hub site in Ludwigshafen has affected ethylene (C2) and propylene (C3) value chains,

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Chinese TDI Update

China domestic TDI prices more than double to record highs
14 October 2016 07:42 Source:ICIS News

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SINGAPORE (ICIS)–Domestic toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) prices in China have more than doubled over a three-week period to record highs,

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Covestro Force Majeure Update

Covestro warns force majeure persists for foam chemicals

Oct 14 Covestro warned that production of chemicals for polyurethane foams would continue to run at reduced levels because outages at a supplier cannot be overcome before Dec.

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Two Separate BASF Explosions Today

Multiple workers injured and missing after explosions at TWO chemical factories

MASSIVE explosions ripped through plants belonging to the world’s largest chemicals producer this morning,

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Polyurethane Cast

Algorithms helped design this smart update on the orthopedic cast

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Repsol Licenses PO Styrene Monomer Manufacturing Technology

Repsol signs styrene and propylene oxide licensing agreement with Tianjin B… (17-10-2016)

European oil and petrochemicals group Repsol has inked a deal with China’s Tianjin Bohai Chemical Group to license technology for a Chinese styrene and propylene oxide production plant. 

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Chromaflo Sold

Private equity firm buys Chromaflo Technologies Corp.

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October 08, 2016 Updated 10 days ago



Private equity firm American Securities LLC is acquiring Chromaflo Technologies Corp.,

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Fire at Ludwigshafen

BASF’s Ludwigshafen crackers closed, naphtha imports halted after fire
17 October 2016 13:03 Source:ICIS News

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LONDON (ICIS)–BASF has closed its Ludwigshafen steam crackers and halted naphtha imports following a severe fire at the site,

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