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More on Propylene Settlement

US September propylene contracts settle down 1 cent/lb
28 September 2018 18:12 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)–US September propylene contracts settled a 1 cent/lb decrease for the majority of the market amid improved supply and a slight downtrend for spot prices,

Propylene Settles Down 1c/lb

September chemical grade propylene is $0.585/lb.  Curiously, September 2010 chemical grade propylene was $0.585/lb as well . . .


Reaction to NGO Study

Foam insulation groups challenge US NGO criticism

Huntsman Increases Catalyst Capacity

Huntsman Increases Polyurethane Catalyst Capacity in Petfurdo, Hungary

2018-09-20    [Source:Huntsman]


Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) today announced that its Performance Products division has completed an expansion of specialty amines manufacturing capacity at its facility in Petfurdo,

Dow Announces Amines Increases

September 18, 2018

RE: Product Price Increase

Effective October 1, 2018, or as contracts allow, The Dow Chemical Company,

PBT Overview

Europe PBT Q4 prices under upward pressure on feedstocks, rising Asian values
19 September 2018 12:02 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)–European polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) fourth-quarter  (Q4) contract prices are under upwards pressure on the back of increases in feedstock and Asian values.

Third Tranche List Updated

USTR removed 142 chemical products from List 3 tariffs

19:07 PM | September 18, 2018 | Clay Boswell

The US Trade Representative (USTR) removed 142 chemical product lines,

Tariffs Imposed

US to impose tariffs on $200bn worth of Chinese imports, may add more
18 September 2018 00:16 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)–The US will impose tariffs on $200bn worth of imports from China,

Univar to Acquire Nexeo

Univar to acquire rival distributor Nexeo for $2 billion

22:14 PM | September 17, 2018 | Vincent Valk

Univar has agreed to acquire rival Nexeo for $2 billion creating a distribution giant with about $12.5 billion/year in sales.