Americas top stories: weekly summary

Author: ICIS Editorial

2019/09/16

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Here are the top stories from ICIS News from the week ended 13 September.

N America Q3 TiO2 contracts rise on higher ores
North American TiO2 prices moved marginally higher for the third quarter, mostly on upstream pressure from tighter supply and higher costs of rutile and ilmenite ores.

US chem exports post solid gains in Jan-July, imports slip
US exports from a basket of 15 major chemicals continued to rack up solid double-digit gains in the first seven months of 2019, even amid a trade dispute with China.

US PET market suffers effects of global slowdown
The escalation of the US-China trade war has affected small and large businesses globally, resulting in a severe slowdown in the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) market.

LyondellBasell explores partnerships in chemical recycling of plastics - CEO
LyondellBasell is exploring partnerships in chemical recycling of plastics, along with developing its own technologies, its CEO said.

Latin American economies affect PET markets, cheap Asian imports add pressure
The Latin American polyethylene terephthalate (PET) market is going through a trying time severely impacted by the regional economies and the global slowdown caused by the tariff war between the US and China.