Housing Starts

United States Housing Starts  1959-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Housing starts in the US plunged 12.3 percent month-over-month to an annualized rate of 1,173 thousand in June of 2018,

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ACC Petitions

ACC requests US to remove $2.2bn worth of chems, plastics from proposed China tariffs
25 July 2018 16:38 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)–US President Donald Trump’s administration risks losing thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in chemical investments by not excluding $2.2bn worth of chemicals and plastic products from its second list of tariffs against China,

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Polytek Acquires Alumilite

Polytek® Development Corp. Announces Acquisition of Alumilite Corporation

EASTON, Pa. and KALAMAZOO, Mich., July 12, 2018 – Polytek® Development Corp.,

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TiO2 Update

North America TiO2 pricing power may wane in second half of year
23 July 2018 17:00 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)–Sentiment among domestic buyers of North America titanium dioxide (TiO2) is that pricing power is weaker already in the third quarter and will continue to diminish as supply strain continues to ease.

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BASF EO Expansion

BASF pursues a capacity expansion of the integrated ethylene oxide complex at its Verbund site in Antwerp

BASF pursues a significant capacity expansion of the integrated ethylene oxide complex at its Verbund site in Antwerp,

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HSA Update

Regulatory Alert and Legislative Updates

HSA expansion: Not yet passed by House and Senate but in discussions

We continually monitor what happens in Washington regarding HSA regulations and legislation.

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Explosion at Emerald Akron Site

Authorities give all clear to South Akron area rocked by fire and explosion. No injuries reported

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Propylene Overview

US propylene market to remain volatile through 2018
12 July 2018 18:00 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)–US propylene supply may remain snug despite newly built capacity,

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More on Tariffs

Latest $200bn US tariff proposal includes many Chinese chems
11 July 2018 22:46 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)–Several chemicals are included in the $200bn worth of tariffs that the US may impose on Chinese imports in the latest escalation of the trade war between the two countries.

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