THE EPOXY BLOG

Additional Tariffs Proposed

Trump targets $200B more Chinese goods for tariffs

07/10/2018 06:45 PM EDT

Updated 07/10/2018 08:21 PM EDT

See the list here:  https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/301/2018-0026%20China%20FRN%207-10-2018_0.pdf

The Trump administration escalated a mounting trade war with China on Tuesday by publishing a list of $200 billion worth of Chinese goods that it proposes to hit with an additional 10 percent tariff.

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Producer Price Index on the Rise

Producer prices rose in June, leading to the biggest annual increase in 6 1/2 years

  • U.S. producer prices increased slightly more than expected in June amid gains in the cost of services and motor vehicles.

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Crackers Headed Back to Europe

INEOS expansions, new cracker and PDH all good news for Europe, but there could be casualties
05 July 2018 14:49 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)—First reactions from market players in Europe to the latest INEOS ethylene and propylene announcement have so far been very positive.

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Brenntag Acquires Canada Colors

Essen, July 3, 2018
Brenntag expands footprint in Canada by acquiring the
chemicals distribution business of Canada Colors and
Chemicals Ltd.

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Postcard Tax Form

Treasury, IRS reveal a postcard-size form to file your taxes

  • The GOP’s long-promised change is an offshoot of a tax overhaul last year that cut corporate rates and winnowed down the number of individual tax brackets.

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Trucking Woes

America’s trucker shortage could undermine economy

By Heather Long / The Washington Post / WP Bloomberg

Posted Jun 28, 2018 at 12:23 PM Updated Jun 28,  Read more

Epoxy Resin Prices Fall in June

US June epoxy resin contracts decrease as availability improves
26 June 2018 23:00 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)–US June epoxy resin contracts were assessed at a decrease of 6 cents/lb ($132/tonne),

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