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EVERCHEM UPDATE: VOL. 07 – Green Lights and Bailouts

EVERCHEM UPDATE: VOL. 07 – Green Lights and Bailouts

GREEN LIGHT: It’s that unwonted time of year again, the slow drag of December selloffs has finalized, and the purchasing department dogs are let loose. BAILOUTS: Once an economic downturn presents itself in grandiose enough manner to be leveraged, victimhood goes in vogue.

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Olin Q4 Earnings Call Highlights

Olin Q4 Earnings Call Highlights

And secondly, Scott, can you remind me when do the contracts with Dow expire? Is the beginning of ’25 or the end of ’25 and is that a big event for the company?

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Crown Polymers Names Le President

Crown Polymers Names Le President

Dustin has held various positions from formulating chemist, field technical service, lead engineering
manager, business segment management, to leadership roles in the polyurethane, polyurea, and
epoxy industries.

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Univar Discussions

Univar Discussions

The PE firms are evaluating offers and potential buyers are holding discussions with Univar (UNVR) this month, according to traders, who cited a Bloomberg report. The talks are early and Univar hasn’t decided if it will sell itself.

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U.S. Auto Sales

November Total Vehicle Sales in the U.S. were 14.65M Units

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Bio-Epi

INEOS Inovyn releases new sustainability report, with some ambitious new milestones

  • Thursday, December 15, 2022
  • INOVYN
  • 2021 was a particularly fruitful year for INEOS Inovyn,
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Getting Serious

US – Brenntag, a global market leader in chemical and ingredient distribution, has confirmed the possibilities of a mega-merger in global chemical distribution after it held preliminary discussions with Univar Solutions over a potential acquisition.

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TSCA Price Hikes

TSCA Price Hikes

EPA proposes significant increases in fees, summarized in Table 5 of the proposed rule, including:

PMN fee of $45,000 increased from $19,020.

LVE fee of $13,200 increased from $5,590.

EPA-initiated risk evaluation fee of $5,081,000 collectively, increased from $2,560,000.

Test order fee $25,000, increased from $11,650.

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Wow

Germany’s Brenntag SE is exploring a potential acquisition of US rival Univar Solutions Inc. that would cement its position as the world’s biggest chemical distributor and create a company with more than $30 billion in sales, people familiar with the matter said.

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Green Epichlorohydrin Project in Sarawak

RM1.7 bln epichlorohydrin manufacturing plant project in Samalaju holds groundbreaking

By Yunus Yussop on November 2, 2022, Wednesday at 3:43 PM Sarawak

Awang Tengah (sixth right) and other guests perform the groundbreaking at Samalaju Industrial Park.

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Olin Earnings Call Epoxy Highlights

Olin Earnings Call Epoxy Highlights

I’ll at least share with you what we’re doing in epoxy if you were to think about the equivalent operating rates, all of our resin production facilities, we’re running below 50% there in order to preserve value. And remember, our recession case said that we could move the whole company down to that level.

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