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Coatings and Plastics Lead Production Growth in June

Posted on August 22nd, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Coatings, plastics, pharmaceuticals and synthetic rubber led year on year chemicals production growth in June, the latest analysis from the American Chemistry Council (ACC) shows. But the data also illustrate the fact that sector growth remains broad-based. Continue reading “Coatings and Plastics Lead Production Growth in June” »

Shell reveals cracker plans at ACC Colorado Springs meeting

Posted on July 8th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

At¬†the recent American Chemistry Council (ACC) meeting, Shell announced that they¬†will build a new polyethylene complex in Pennsylvania. ¬†The decision, which is influenced¬†by the¬†cheap price of gas coming from the nearby Marcellus¬†shale, reflects Shell’s confidence in the mid-term price “stability” of gas in North America and their increasing focus on the chemicals sector as a strategic complement to their global ethylene footprint. Continue reading “Shell reveals cracker plans at ACC Colorado Springs meeting” »