BASF Expecting Better Q4

BASF Group releases preliminary figures for fourth quarter of 2020 and full year 2020

Q4 2020:

  • Sales expected to be €15,905 million (Q4 2019: €14,686 million), above the prior-year quarter and above analyst consensus
  • EBIT before special items expected to be €1,113 million (Q4 2019: €842 million),

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Container Traffic Jam

Inside California’s Colossal Container-Ship Traffic Jam

by Tyler DurdenFriday, Jan 15, 2021 – 14:05

By Greg Miller,

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Covestro Fire Impacts IPDI and HDI

Heavy! Some Products Of Covestro IPDI And HDI Encountered Force Majeure!

[Jan 14, 2021]

Recently, Covestro issued a letter stating that the Leverkusen plant’s isophoron diisocyanat (IPDI) and hexamethylene were caused by an accidental fire caused by Covestro IPDI and HDI in a cooling supplier in a German chemical park.

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ASC Board Changes

ASC Announces New Board Officers and Executive Committee for 2021-2022

Published on 2021-01-07. Author : SpecialChem

ASC Announces New Board Officers and Executive Committee for 2021-2022Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announces changes in its officers and members of the executive committee for 2021-2022.

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Polycoat Acquires Chemco

Polycoat Products acquires ChemCo Systems


• Brings together ChemCo’s high performance epoxies used in construction
and transportation with Polycoat’s leadership capabilities in industrial,

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Truck Orders Surge

December Class 8 Truck Orders Are The Fourth Highest In History

by Tyler DurdenWednesday, Jan 13, 2021 – 5:35

Class 8 truck net new orders in December were the fourth highest in history at 50,900 units,

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Asian Propylene Update

Asian propylene-naphtha spread crunches to 4-month low on naphtha upswing


Naphtha prices rise on robust demand, crude uptick

Propylene prices weaken as buyers retreat

Singapore — Asian naphtha prices strengthening to an almost 12-month high as propylene prices weaken has narrowed the propylene-naphtha spread to a four-month low,

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PPG to Acquire Versaflex

PPG to Acquire Coatings Manufacturer VersaFlex

January 05, 2021

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)– PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire VersaFlex,

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Back to Normalcy

American Airlines Is Ending Support For Emotional Support Animals

by Tyler DurdenWednesday, Jan 06, 2021 – 23:50

American Airlines is finally ending the 

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