The ups and downs of benzene

Gibson, Jane
April 2005
European Chemical News;4/25/2005, Vol. 82 Issue 2144, p10
Trade Publication
Presents an outlook for the benzene market in 2005. Expected average prices for benzene throughout the year; Concerns regarding a decline in Chinese demand in derivative sectors such as the expandable polystyrene market; Potential effect of Asian buyers on the product's market.


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