Americas top stories: weekly summary
HOUSTON (ICIS)–Here are the top stories from ICIS News from the week ended 26 November.
styrene spot prices soften; heavy turnaround
US styrene spot prices continue to soften as plants recover from two months of planned and unplanned outages.
compete for US BDO volumes amid persistently
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
Westlake Chemical has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Hexion’s global epoxy business for about $1.2bn, it said on Wednesday.