Americas top stories: weekly summary

ICIS Editorial


HOUSTON (ICIS)–Here are the top stories from ICIS News from the week ended 26 November.

US styrene spot prices soften; heavy turnaround season awaits
US styrene spot prices continue to soften as plants recover from two months of planned and unplanned outages.

INSIGHT: Derivatives compete for US BDO volumes amid persistently snug supply
Derivative applications are exerting a significant pull on US butanediol (BDO) and in many cases providing better margins than do polyester polyols, the largest end-use for the feedstock.

Westlake Chemical to acquire Hexion’s epoxy business for $1.2bn
Westlake Chemical has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Hexion’s global epoxy business for about $1.2bn, it said on Wednesday.


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