LONDON (ICIS)--A combination of domestic production problems and strong pull for material from the US has helped support European benzene pricing into December, sources said on Tuesday.
After settling for December on Friday 9 November at $1,301/tonne (converted to €957/tonne using the agreed upon exchange rate) FOB (free on board) NWE (northwest Europe), a triple digit increase in what has traditionally been a slow month in terms of demand, European spot prices continued to gain ground last week, with trades for December delivery reported as high as $1,375/tonne.more >>
INSIGHT: ECHA shows how the EU might identify more toxic substances
“Industry is supportive of the roadmap idea but wants a transparent and predicable system which can avoid disruption in supply chains.” more
Asian Chemical Connections