Chemicals follow cell phones “down the toilet”

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The sharp fall in most chemical prices in recent weeks has resulted in some frayed nerves and some colourful language from traditionally mild-mannered industry contacts of ICIS pricing reporters – some of which has been captured in ICIS news articles:

 

One polymers contact described his market as “down the toilet”, which leads neatly on to this hilarious BBC news item “Man’s Arm trapped in train toilet” which has been cheering the chemical industry on an afternoon when the headlines have been all about negative margins, downgraded ratings and trade defaults.

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