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Covestro Comments from Investors’ Call

Markus Steilemann

Thanks Ronald and very warm welcome also from my side. This is Markus Steilemann speaking, CEO of Covestro.

Chinese Crackers

Chinese cracker expansions enter new phaseJuly 28/2020
MOSCOW (MRC) — Four large new crackers are poised to start operations in China in the next 3-6 months,

Virginia Regulation

Virginia bans OSB wood containing PMDI for live fire training

By Robert Dalheim July 23, 2020 | 1:56 pm EDT


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BASF declares force majeure from US TDI plant

Author: Zachary Moore


HOUSTON (ICIS)–BASF has declared force majeure from its toluene diisocyanate (TDI) plant in Geismar,

Truck Driver Ruling

A trucking giant quietly agreed to shell out $28 million to its truck drivers — and it could be a ‘wake-up call’

Existing Home Sales

US sales of existing homes jump 20% after a 3-month slump

FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, an "Under Contract" sign is displayed in front of home for sale in Raymond, N.H. The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rebounded a record 44.3% in May after a record-breaking decline the previous month, as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic sidelined both buyers and sellers. The National Association of Realtors said Monday, June 29, 2020, that its index of pending sales rose to 99.6 in May, the highest month-over-month gain in the index since its inception in January 2001.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)FILE – In this June 20, 2018,

China Wind Power Subsidies

China Boosts Renewable Power Subsidies 7.5% to $13 Billion

Bloomberg News 6/18/2020

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China Update

INSIGHT: China petrochemical demand stays weak; supply to increase near term

Author: Yvonne Shi


SINGAPORE (ICIS)–China’s overall petrochemical demand has weakened in July while supply is projected to increase,