The Urethane Blog

Butadiene Markets

TPC Port Neches explosion sends ripples through global BD markets

Author: Tom Brown


LONDON (ICIS)–A series of explosions that ripped through TPC Group’s Port Neches,

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European Monomer Update

Firmer naphtha could stall falling European ethylene, propylene spot prices

Author: Nel Weddle


LONDON (ICIS)–A month-on-month increase in feedstock naphtha values might help stave off any further declines in European ethylene and propylene spot prices,

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Benzene Update

US November benzene contracts decrease amid lengthy supply, low demand

Author: Tarun Raizada


HOUSTON (ICIS)–US November benzene contracts settled lower,

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Mattress Imports

US mattress imports fell for 4th month in September

Washington, DC – US mattress imports fell for the fourth straight month in September to 1.37m units,

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TDI Update

GCC TDI market still bearish; demand remains soft

Author: Izham Ahmad


SINGAPORE (ICIS)–The Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) spot toluene diisocyanate (TDI) import market is expected to remain in a bearish environment in coming weeks with no sign of any improvement in demand to provide relief.

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