- MEK outage in Japan has global consequences. BOSWELL, CLAY; Lin, Yeow Pei; Lee, Helen; Victory, Mark; Terry, Larry // ICIS Chemical Business;4/18/2011, Vol. 279 Issue 14, p20
The article presents information on how the March 2011 earthquake in Japan took off Asia's key supplier of methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), from the market. The 170,000 tonne/year plant of Maruzen Petrochemical Co. Ltd. in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, was damaged severely, by the disaster. According to...
- Quake puts supply chain into focus. KAZAMA, SHOTARO // ICIS Chemical Business;10/24/2011, Vol. 280 Issue 13, p31
The article reports that the Sendai Earthquake in 2011 of Japan, created problems for producers, for maintaining their supply to customers. It states that 7 caustic soda plants of Japan were shutdown for regular maintenance, which resulted in a loss of 150,000 tonne per month of domestic...
- Maruzen to Buy Half of Ube's Polyethylene Business. Young, Ian // Chemical Week;5/19/2004, Vol. 166 Issue 17, p16
Reports on the plan of Maruzen Petrochemical to acquire a stake in the polyethylene (PE) business of Ube Industries in Chiba, Japan. Information on the plans of Ube for its PE operations; Operations of Ube and Maruzen; Production capacity of the operating units of the companies.
- Maruzen, Asahi VCM plan. // Chemical Week;7/7/1993, Vol. 153 Issue 1, p10
Reports on the joint venture, Keiyo Monomer, between Asahi Glass and Maruzen Petrochemical. Investment; Building of a vinyl chloride monomer plant at Maruzen's Chiba site; Schedule of work.
- METHYL ETHYL KETONE. // Chemical Week;1/2/2001, Vol. 164 Issue 1, p43
Forecasts the state of the methyl ethyl ketone industry in 2002. Worldwide prices of methyl ethyl ketone; Decline in the demand for methyl ethyl ketone in 2001; Outlook on the demand for methyl ethyl ketone in 2002.
- Methyl Ethyl Ketone. // Chemical Week;6/30/1999, Vol. 161 Issue 25, p28
Offers a look at the methyl ethyl ketone market (MEK). Prices of MEK in the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific; Growth in demand for MEK market; Factors that influence the price increase of MEK; Producers planning to increase their capacity.
- US MEK players wary of competition from Asia. Yanelli, Adam // ICIS Chemical Business;9/21/2015, Issue 3676, p18
The article reports on the competition facing the U.S. methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) market in 2015 due to falling values of Asian materials and lower upstream costs.
- INTERMEDIATES IN BRIEF. // ICIS Chemical Business;12/5/2011, Vol. 280 Issue 18, p20
The article presents news briefs from the chemical industry including decline in the U.S. methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) contract values, decline in European November acrylic acid and acrylate esters freely negotiated contract prices, and decline in the U.S. isopropanol (IPA) contract values.
- Firm seeks 5 cent/lb MEK hike as prices hit 2-year high. Guy, Andrew // ICIS Chemical Business;9/8/2014, Vol. 286 Issue 7, p18
The article reports that ExxonMobil was seeking a 5-cent/pound increase for U.S. methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) prices for September 8, 2014 in response to market conditions.