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Bio-Materials & Intermediates
6 December 2018 Issue Number 064
  • Special Report: US renewable diesel production expands to meet California’s LCFS
  • NREL researchers proceed with phase two bio-ACN development
  • Neste, Clariant partner on bio-ethylene and bio-propylene commercialisation
  • Cathay Industrial Biotech inaugurates new bio-polyamide production facility in Xinjiang
  • Chinese bio-based succinic acid producer started export in Q3
  • Unilever, Bio-on collaborate on PHA-based microplastics use
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Acrylic Acid & Acrylates
6 December 2018 Issue Number 332
  • US propylene contract for November down 10c/lb
  • European propylene contract for December settles down €100/ton
  • Rhine water levels begin to rise in early December
  • Lower propylene weighs on US and European acrylic acid and acrylates prices
  • BASF Ludwigshafen lifts BA and EA force majeure, but 2-EHA remains affected
  • Chinese acrylic acid and acrylates prices soften in November, but see rebound in early December

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Polyurethanes & Intermediates
5 December 2018 Issue Number 277
  • INEOS to buy Ashland’s resin business, including BDO plant at Marl
  • Rhine water levels halt TDI production at BASF
  • Wanhua’s new MDI plant to be built in Convent, Louisiana
  • US Polyols prices stabilise, no further price announcements
  • Middle East & Africa TDI prices stabilising
  • China TDI prices wobbly after BASF stops TDI production in Germany

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