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Dow PEGs Experiencing Supply Disruption

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Per a report released today, the Dow plant in Plaquemine, Louisiana is experiencing a “raw material supply disruption” which is impacting the supply of Dow PEGs and MPEGs. This plant currently down until further notice. Evaluations and estimates of a timeline to return to operational status is underway. Until further …

Dow Acrylates Under Order Control, Per Report

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In a new note published today, Dow has announced a “100% order control” on their acrylate monomers. This new regulation is due to increased demand on several materials. This comes on the heels of Dow’s September 27th increase announcement, which raised the price for Dow acrylates by $0.06 per pound. …

BASF Declares Force Majeure On Acrylic Monomers

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As was reported Monday, the BASF plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany suffered a severe explosion and subsequent fire, causing at least 2 known deaths and 6 others to be severely injured. BASF’s Ludwigshafen site is their largest chemical plant and by their declaration of force majeure, there are significant ramifications for …

Huntsman Operational Issues Continue to Plague Port Neches Plant

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In a letter published this morning, ongoing operational issues at Huntsman continue to plague the order fulfillment and confirmation process. On September 16, we were made aware that Huntsman was suspending and not accepting any new orders for Monoethanolamine, Diethanolamine, and Triethanolamine. There’s no definitive timetable on a resolution for …

Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy Leaves Lots Of Questions On The Water

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News has broke that South Korean shipping company Hanjin Shipping has filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. They have already filed this motion in South Korea last week and are seeking dozens of further motions from other countries to protect its ships and cargoes from further forfeiture and seizure. According …

A Day In The Life of a Sales Rep

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Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross first introduced the world to her model of the stages of grief in 1969. The model, which is explained in her book On Death and Dying, came to fruition during her work with terminally-ill patients and her recognition of a void of curriculum on the subject. …

Domestic Cyclohexane Market Looks Bleak

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As domestic Cyclohexane derivative production slows down, many producers are wondering if they can remain open and profitable in a burgeoning competitive environment. In the wake of the Fibrant LLC closure of its U.S. plant in Augusta, GA, the domestic market is estimated to lose approximately 190 kilotons per year …

SFBJ Top 100

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GreenChem is honored to be recognized in the SFBJ Top 100 Private Companies, as ranked by the South Florida Business Journal research director, Gilberto Medina. SFBJ Top 100 Ranking GreenChem is listed at number 53, and is the only chemical distributor to make an appearance on the list. This is …

Making The ICIS Top 100

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GreenChem is honored to be named in the ICIS Top 100 global chemical distributors. This ranking is according to the Independent Chemical Information Service (ICIS). ICIS Top 100 Ranking GreenChem is recognized at number 56 for all of North America, and number 153 in the global rankings. This is GreenChem’s …