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TRFA Epoxy Outlook

TRFA Webinar Program Recording Available

To add more value to membership in TRFA, we have created a monthly webinar series for 2020.

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European PU Overview April 2020

Polyurethane feedstocks

April 2020: Isocyanates little changed / Decreases on the horizon / Foam product demand sinks by a third / Rigid polyols precursors compete with disinfectants

With relatively few contracts signed up to mid-April,

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Rock Bottom

Europe PU feedstocks prices hit new lows as demand pickup lags

Author: Fergus Jensen

LONDON (ICIS)–Incremental improvements in demand for polyurethane (PU) products have slowed downward pressure on the Europe isocyanates and polyols markets where supply is abundant,

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European Propylene Update

Europe ethylene spot prices rise but propylene fails to gain traction

Author: Nel Weddle

2020/06/05

LONDON (ICIS)–Ethylene and propylene demand remains rather mixed depending on derivative and application and the outlook is still certainly unpredictable but,

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European Propylene Update

Europe propylene June contract up around 11% to €630/tonne on feedstock gains

Author: Nel Weddle

2020/05/29

LONDON (ICIS)–The European propylene June contract reference price has been set at €630/tonne,

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May Epoxy Outlook

US May epoxy soft amid competitive material, slower demand

Author: Tarun Raizada

2020/05/19

HOUSTON (ICIS)–US epoxy is soft in May due to pressure from imports and headwinds in demand.

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U.S. Carpet Shipments

Continues to show a decline in carpet in favor of hard surfaces and the overall economy

 

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