Eastman Portfolio Price Increases for September 1

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Eastman has announced multiple price increases for an array of products, all beginning tomorrow, September 1, 2017. These increases vary between $0.04 and $0.08 per pound, and include a large array of Eastman portfolio products. Among the products included in this increase are: N-Butyl Alcohol N-Propyl Alcohol Texanol DIBK & …

Lyondell Declares Force Majeure on a Multitude of Products

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In a subsequent statement released this morning, Lyondell has also declared force majeure on a multitude of products, including Glycol Ether PM, Glycol Ether DPM, Glycol Ether TPM, Glycol Ether PMA, 1,4-Butanediol, MEG, DEG, TEG, as well as Glycol Ether EB and Glycol Ether DB. This declaration will apply to …

Hurricane Harvey Chemical Impact

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Hurricane Harvey has wreaked havoc on the American Gulf Coast states, greatly impacting both residential and commercial properties. Likewise, the storm has caused a sizable rift in the chemical industry. Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a category 4 storm on Friday, with heavy rains continuing to drench the greater Houston …

Dow DPG Price Increase Set for July 1

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A new announcement from Dow has detailed more price increases for Dow propylene glycol materials. Effective July 1, 2017, Dow DPG will see a $0.05 per pound price increase. This increase will be applied to all of the following materials: Dipropylene Glycol Industrial (DPG) Dipropylene Glycol LO+ (DPG LO+) Reach …

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 Disruption Delays Operations for PG, MTBE, and PO

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In an update to their ongoing operational issues, a subsequent letter has just been posted detailing the Huntsman disruption which is delaying plant operations in Port Neches, Texas. As previously reported, there’s no definitive timetable on commencing normal operations. However, the estimated timeline is for partial plant operations to resume …

Additional Monument Chemical Increases for October

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Additional increases are on the way from Monument Chemical, as they’ve just announced multiple increases on multiple products. These additional Monument increases will be applied October 1, 2016. Keep reading for the full breakdown of increases. Additional Monument Increases On Multiple Products These additional increases are applicable for the following …

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 …

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 …