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Europe Chemical Producer Ponder Harvey Impact, German Train Issues

Posted on September 26th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Some European companies have noted a degree of disruption in their markets caused by Hurricane Harvey in the US chemicals hub of Texas and Louisiana. But Europe’s industry is growing more concerned by the day about a less dramatic logistical issue, Germany’s rail transport problems. Continue reading “Europe Chemical Producer Ponder Harvey Impact, German Train Issues” »

US paint companies expect more inflation in Q2

Posted on May 18th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

US-based paints and coatings producer Sherwin-Williams recently provided markets with a sneak preview of what to expect in the earnings season when it warned that it will continue to feel pressure from rising feedstock costs in the second quarter of 2017. Continue reading “US paint companies expect more inflation in Q2” »

New Mma Capacity In Middle East Could Change Global Trade Flows From 2017

Posted on September 8th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

The global methyl methacrylate (MMA) community is starting to look towards 2017, questioning the impact on global trade flows of new capacities scheduled to come onstream in the Middle East. Continue reading “New Mma Capacity In Middle East Could Change Global Trade Flows From 2017” »