June Propylene Rises 0.5c/lb

June US propylene CP settlement calls for 0.5 cent/lb hikes: sources

Houston (Platts)–23 Jun 2016 619 pm EDT/2219 GMT


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Chinese Benzene Update

China’s benzene price shows signs of rallying

Benzene prices showed signs of rally both on RMB and USD basis this week.

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Soprema Building New Plant


Building polyurethane insulation materials plant in Germany / EUR 25m investment

Construction at the German location is underway (Photo: Soprema)

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June Propylene Settlement Unsettled

US June propylene contracts remain in negotiations
17 June 2016 23:07 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)–US propylene contracts for June have yet to settle as price discussions have stalled between a rollover to an increase of 0.5 cent/lb.

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Chemical Investments Ramp Up

Chemical-Plant Investments Drive U.S. Manufacturing Surge

June 21, 2016 — 7:01 AM EDT


Chemical makers spent a record $42 billion on plant construction last year,

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Covestro Builds CO2 Polyol Facility

Covestro launches industrial production of plastics using carbon dioxide

Premiere for new raw material

Production plant opens in Dormagen / Innovative process helps cut the use of crude oil / Innovative foam components manufactured with 20 percent CO2

Carbon dioxide instead of crude oil: Covestro is now, Read more