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The PO Problem

Posted on August 3rd, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Propylene oxide (PO) is in strong demand, especially for polyurethanes applications, but tight control of the technology is limiting the building of new plants. This could change in the near future as the Chinese launch new production processes. Continue reading “The PO Problem” »

Oil, costs, lack of growth and M&A all reflected in top 100 performance

Posted on October 7th, 2016 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The ICIS Top 100 Chemicals Distributors ranking reflects a market still under pressure from the global oil price collapse.  Petrochemicals prices dropped in 2015 and 2016, down 28% and 7% from previous year averages, respectively.  Continue reading “Oil, costs, lack of growth and M&A all reflected in top 100 performance” »