THE URETHANE BLOG

Benzene Tracks Lower

US benzene spot values muted by crude's drop
08 January 2016 22:44 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)–US spot benzene was assessed lower on Friday,

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Moerdijk PO Unit to Restart

Europe propylene long but no distress, eyes on NL derivative restart
08 January 2016 14:11 Source:ICIS News

ICIS analysisLONDON (ICIS)–European propylene supply remains lengthy but for the most part is considered manageable although there is clearly an element of “wait-and-see” regarding the supply and demand balance in view of the upcoming restart of the Ellba propylene consuming unit in Moerdijk,

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Record Car Sales in 2015

Home Industries Automobiles

Cheap gas drove U.S. car sales to record in 2015

Published: Jan 5,

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Q4 M&A Activity

Chemical Deal Results

Seller
Buyer
Business
Date

Colmar Inks
Sun Chemical
inks
4th Quarter 2015

Ormet Circuits
Merck KGaA
conductive pastes
4th Quarter 2015

InChem Corporation
Gabriel Performance Products
Phenoxy Resins
4th Quarter 2015

National Paint Industries
Huron Capital (Valentus Specialty Chemicals)
industrial coatings
4th Quarter 2015

Polymer Services
Kemira
oilfield chemicals
4th Quarter 2015

Highland Capital
Linde
American HomePatient (home medical respiratory products and services) – Read more

January Benzene Settles Lower

US Jan benzene settles down on lower demand
04 January 2016 17:58 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)–The US January benzene contract price settled at $2.12/gal,

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Happy New Year!

Peer-Reviewed Survey Finds Majority Of Scientists Skeptical Of Global Warming Crisis

 

 

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Propylene Outlook in Europe

OUTLOOK ’16: A confident start for Europe ethylene and propylene
31 December 2015 13:30 Source:ICIS News

Shell Singapore cracker may stay shut for months: sourcesLONDON (ICIS)–What an extraordinary year 2015 has turned out to be for Europe’s ethylene and propylene producers,

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