Americas top stories: weekly summary

Source: ICIS News

2018/03/19

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Here are the top stories from ICIS News from the week ended 16 March:

US Chevron Phillips starts up cracker in Baytown, Texas
Chevron Phillips Chemical started up its new ethane cracker at its Cedar Bayou complex in Baytown, Texas, the US-based company said on Monday.

US Huntsman acquires spray-foam firm Demilec
Huntsman announced on Tuesday the acquisition of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) manufacturer Demilec from an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners.

US spot ethylene trades at eight-month low
US spot ethylene fell to its lowest point since July as production is bolstered by new crackers and as demand is hampered by downstream outages.

US March PC market faces upward pressure
The US polycarbonate (PC) market is facing upward pressure from continued tight supply and higher-priced imports, sources said on Wednesday.

US Energy Transfer reveals details on new Gulf Coast ethane terminal
Energy Transfer Partners revealed on Thursday more details of an ethaneterminal that it will build on the US Gulf Coast under a joint venture with Satellite Petrochemical USA.

US PVC spot export prices fall on global factors
US polyvinyl chloride (PVC) spot export prices drifted lower during the week, the ICIS assessment found on Friday.