22 March 2010 14:00 [Source: ICIS news]
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US PolyOne sees Q1 sales at above $600m
US-based PolyOne expects its sales to exceed $600m (€438m) in the first quarter of 2010, up about 30% from the same period last year, on the back of improving demand, the polymer materials and services company said late on Thursday.
Interview: US can emerge a winner from Middle East capacity surge
US chemical producers can capitalise on their own advantaged feedstock position and make the most of domestic markets to ensure future prosperity, a leading consultant said on Thursday.
Chemical shipments on US railroads rose 19.3% last week from the same time last year, marking their 18th increase in a row and the 10th this year, an industry association said on Thursday.
Interview: Metabolix expects bio-resin sale in second half of 2010
US polyether polyols prices may rise on feedstock
US flexible slabstock polyether polyols prices are strengthening as a result of feedstock pressure, although demand remains restrained, market participants said on Wednesday.
US PA producers seek 2 cent/lb fee increase in May
US phthalic anhydride (PA) producers will be seeking a 2 cent/lb ($44/tonne, €32/tonne) fee increase in attempts to cover manufacturing costs, sources said on Tuesday.
US new home construction fell by nearly 6% in February, the Commerce Department said on Tuesday, more than offsetting a 3% gain seen in January and signalling continued trouble for the crucial housing sector.
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NOVA Chemicals swings to Q4 net income of $17m, sales down 2.5%
NOVA Chemicals reported a fourth-quarter net income of $17m (€12.4m) compared with a net loss of $212m for the same period in 2008 as demand improved after the economic downturn, the Canadian petrochemicals producer said on Monday.
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