27 August 2012 15:00 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Here are some of the top stories from ICIS Americas for the week ended 24 August 2012.
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If Mexichem and Occidental Chemical (OxyChem) go through with their proposed joint venture, their new ethane cracker in the
Low water on
Americas Styrenics declared force majeure on general purpose polystyrene (GPPS) in the eastern half of the US, based on raw material delays caused by low-water in the Mississippi river system, sources said on Friday.
US September BD nominated at drops of 6, 7 cents/lb
Two September butadiene (BD) contract nominations have been offered, with both showing decreases from August, sources said on Thursday.
Production issues drive up US methanol spot prices
US methanol spot prices have shot up 4 cents/gal in the past week because of production issues in Trinidad and
North America Q3 TiO2 prices erode on oversupply, imports
North American titanium dioxide (TiO2) contract values have fallen by 5-8 cents/lb ($110-176/tonne, €89-143/tonne) for the third quarter on soft demand and oversupply, but more weakness could come in September, market sources said on Tuesday.
A Schulman to acquire
A Schulman has signed a definitive agreement to acquire fellow US-based plastics compounder ECM Plastics for $36.5m (€29.6m), it said on Monday.
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