Europe top stories – weekly summary

10 September 2012 09:00  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Here are some of the top stories from ICIS Europe for the week ended 7 September 2012.

Europe styrene spot prices at highest level since July 2008
European styrene spot prices are at their highest level since July 2008 because of a lack of availability and a surprising level of demand, market sources said on Friday.

INEOS declares force majeur on HDPE from Lavera, France
INEOS has declared force majeure on some grades of high density polyethylene (HDPE) from its production unit in Lavera, France, the company said in a statement seen by ICIS on Thursday

Europe September toluene contracts settle up in a wide range
The European September toluene contract has settled in a wide range, increasing by $133-172/tonne (€106-138/tonne) from last month, market sources said on Wednesday.


Europe September styrene barge confirmed at €1,410/tonne
The European styrene barge contract for September has fully settled at €1,410/tonne ($1,785/tonne), up €43/tonne from August, two producers and three buyers confirmed on Tuesday.

ECHA launches public consultation on 54 chemicals
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has launched a public consultation on 54 materials that could qualify as substances of very high concern (SVHCs), the agency said on Monday.

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By: Staff Reporter
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