Happy days for EPS, but strain on buyers
- Producers Lowering Prices on Polystyrene. Hoffman, John // Chemical Market Reporter;1/17/2005, Vol. 267 Issue 3, p1
The article reports that the polystyrene market is finally softening, with producers lowering their prices for solid polystyrene in December by 2 to 3 cents per pound in response to easing feedstock costs. Producers warn that energy and benzene costs remain volatile, and polystyrene pricing is...
- Atofina ponders PS expansion. // Asian Chemical News;11/10/2003, Vol. 10 Issue 423, p24
Reports on the plan of Atofina to increase its polystyrene (PS) production capacity in Sanshui, Guangdong, China in November 2003. Target production capacity for the PS plant; Reason of the company for canceling its plans for a PS plant in Huizhou, Guangdong; Ways in which the company may expand...
- After 20 Years of Quality, Sachs Chemical Keeps Getting Better. // Caribbean Business;12/21/2006, Vol. 34 Issue 50, pS35
The article provides information on the 20 years of business developments of Sachs Chemical, a chemical supplier firm in Puerto Rico. Sachs Chemical started with three persons in 1986 and with only 17 employees that earned $1 million in sales in its first year. The firm supplies local industries...
- A bright future. Simons, Theo; Huebel, Marcus // ICIS Chemical Business;6/9/2008, Vol. 273 Issue 23, p18
The article discusses the most promising potential of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) to improve its economic and social condition. The area continues to grow because of its capability to attract businessmen due to the opportunities for chemical industry business investment and growth. The...
- EPS prices follow feedstocks down. MIRASOL, FEUZA; KLUMP, MICHELLE; Gerrard, Peter // ICIS Chemical Business;11/21/2011, Vol. 280 Issue 17, p19
The article focuses on the decline in the price of expandable polystyrene (EPS) in the U.S. and Europe due to low feedstock costs. European EPS prices declined despite demand and amid expectations of a rollover for EPS. U.S. prices fell in November, 2011 with feedstocks, including benzene, which...
- RawMaterials. // Adhesives & Sealants Industry;May2003, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p72
Presents several raw material products from various chemical companies. Usability of the naphthenic mineral oil from Crompton Corp.; Reliability of the CN3100 and CN3105 adhesives from Sartomer Co. Inc.; Availability of the Exolit flame retardant system from Clariant AG.
- Financial In Brief. // Chemical Market Reporter;2/24/2003, Vol. 263 Issue 8, p20
Reports that a number of chemical companies will be among the beneficiaries of the Homeland Security Secretary's efforts to increase the production of plastic film and duct tape in the U.S. Adhesive raw material supply and market.
- Raw Materials. // Chemical Week;11/8/2010, Vol. 172 Issue 27, p41
A list of raw material providers for the chemical industry is presented which includes Degussa Corporation, King Industries Inc., and Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
- FEEDSTOCKS IN BRIEF. // ICIS Chemical Business;8/1/2011, Vol. 280 Issue 3, p25
The article presents news briefs related to raw materials in the chemical industry including decline in Chinese produce Sinopec's crude oil output, Calumet Specialty Products's decision to buy a refinery from Murphy, and Qatargas' decision to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Malaysia.