November 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;11/13/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 43, p7
Trade Publication
The article offers news briefs related to the petroleum industry. Thailand's largest olefins producer, PTT Chemical, will shut its naphtha cracker in Rayong province for two months' maintenance in January 2007. BASF is raising global prices for its acid chlorides, chloroformates and related specialities by 7% immediately, or as contracts allow, because of raw-material increases and poor margins. Asian polyurethane foam makers are set to cut operating rates due to a shortage of toluene diisocyanates.


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