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Benzene is Bullish

Bullish sentiment leads US spot benzene to 17-month high

Houston (Platts)–6 Jan 2017 550 pm EST/2250 GMT


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Chrisafides Named CEO of Elite

Elite Comfort Solutions Names Former Dow Executive as CEO

Elite Comfort Solutions LLC (ECS) today announced that the board of directors has selected Chris Chrisafides as its Chief Executive Officer. 

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Wick Dyckes

I am sorry to report the passing of Willard L. “Wick” Dyckes, II, on December 9 in Chesterfield, VA.

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Chinese Propylene Oxide Overview

OUTLOOK ’17: China PO declines to hasten in 2H on additional capacity

06 January 2017 01:55 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)–China’s propylene oxide (PO) prices will likely trend stable to soft in the beginning one to two months this year as demand is expected to diminish ahead of the Lunar New Year in late-January and market activity will likely remain subdued until mid-February,

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Vencorex Expands Isocyanates

Vencorex reinforces its global footprint with new production capacities

Vencorex is pleased to announce the completion of its industrial projects that include expansion of the monomer (HDI and IPDI) capacity in France (Pont de Claix site),

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2016 Auto Sales Finish Strong

December Auto Sales Exceed Estimates As SAAR Reaches Record Highs

by Tyler Durden
Jan 4, 2017 11:45 AM

After Ford warned that North American auto sales had reached a plateau a few months ago,

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RPM Acquires Clayton Corp

RPM Acquires Consumer Foam Brand Touch ‘N Foam

MEDINA, Ohio, Jan. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —  RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) today announced that it has acquired the foam division of Clayton Corporation,

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