Markets subdued, prices flounder

Gibson, Jane
September 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;9/4/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 33, p46
Trade Publication
The article offers a look at the performance of the international chemical industry. Asia's open-spec naphtha came under further pressure due to ample Indian exports, coupled with flagging demand from North East Asian petrochemical end-users during the seasonal cracker turnaround period. The butadiene business in Europe was quiet as strong demand saw customers taking maximum allocations under contract terms.


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