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Freight Markets Update

Tender volumes flat week-over-week at very high level

Seth HolmSaturday, March 13, 20210 753 3 minutes read

Photo: Jim Allen/FreightWaves

The freight markets have reentered “chaos is business as usual” territory.

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Regulatory Uncertainty in Europe

EU chemicals need stable, strong regulatory framework to grow – execs

Author: Morgan Condon

2021/03/12

LONDON (ICIS)–A firmer connection is needed between the EU Green Deal and the bloc’s industrial strategy to support the competitiveness of its chemicals industry,

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More Foam Shortage Fallout

Furniture industry ‘decimated’ by foam shortage after Texas storm, NC manufacturers say

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120520-hdr-news-economy-p2Craftmaster Furniture CEO Roy Calcagne stands in the Alexander County manufacturing plant in this file photo from June, Read more

Vita Opens Innovation Center

Technical Innovation Centre launched by MP


It has been a Budget Week like no other with a big focus on kick-starting the economy and ‘building back better’.

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BDO & PTMEG Issues Explained

US BDO ‘on brink of being completely out of control’, contributing to auto supply chain crunch

Author: Antoinette Smith

2021/03/10

HOUSTON (ICIS)–Supply of US butanediol (BDO) and derivatives is severely short,

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A Win for Carpet

NIH Allergy Asthma Guidelines No Longer Dictate Carpet Removal

NIH Allergy Asthma Guidelines No Longer Dictate Carpet Removal

Dalton, GA, March 2,

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Hexion Results

Hexion Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2020 Results

Fourth Quarter 2020 Highlights

  • Net sales from continuing operations of $655 million,

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Brenntag Views on the Global Market

Logistics crisis to persist into Q3 as availability trumps pricing – Brenntag CEO

Author: Will Beacham

2021/03/11

BARCELONA (ICIS)–The global logistics crisis is expected to last at least until the third quarter of 2021,

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Bridgestone Sale of Firestone Building Products to Close at the End of March

LafargeHolcim to acquire Firestone Building Products from Bridgestone Americas

Firestone Building Products and LafargeHolcim  logos

  • Acquiring industry leader in commercial roofing and building envelope solutions to position it for continued growth
  • A milestone in the transformation of LafargeHolcim to become the global leader in innovative and sustainable building materials and solutions
  • Strengthening LafargeHolcim’s biggest market,

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