December 2001
Chemical Business;Dec2001, Vol. 15 Issue 12, p59
Trade Publication
Presents news briefs on the global chemical industry as of December 2001. Price volatility within the energy and naphtha markets in Europe; Closure of the titanium dioxide plant of Kerr McGee in Antwerp, Belgium; Decline in spot olefins prices in Asia; Decrease in naphtha prices in Tokyo, Japan.


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