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Huntsman Looks to Innovation, Integration and Global Growth

Posted on December 12th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Capturing superior and sustainable growth in developed world markets is proving increasingly difficult for established chemical companies. Steady, maybe, but unexciting, almost certainly, industrial and consumer demand means that the superior growth nut has become difficult to crack. Continue reading “Huntsman Looks to Innovation, Integration and Global Growth” »

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” »

Contagious trends emanate from short Europe crude MDI market

Posted on June 27th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Force majeures and production issues in the Europe crude methyl di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) market have left participants lamenting a lack of product. Continue reading “Contagious trends emanate from short Europe crude MDI market” »