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Asia petrochemicals outlook: w/c June 19

Eyes on Asia's petrochemical markets this week remain focused on Qatar's diplomatic crisis, as well as potential antidumping duties being slapped on major aromatics...

Asia butadiene may track slump in Chinese domestic market

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Spot butadiene (BD) prices in Asia may continue to fall, dragged down by the slump in China’s domestic market, industry sources said on...

Synthetic rubber suppliers face a crude hard truth

AKRON — When crude prices go up, everything goes up. This observation — by Yuka Kimoto, director of marketing for Lion Elastomers — is the accepted...

China’s Sinopec Yangzi’s No. 1 cracker, butadiene plant operations back to...

China's Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical is currently running its steam crackers and butadiene plants normally, sources close to the company said Friday. The company had shut...

April US butadiene CP nominated 17 cents lower: sources

The April US butadiene contract price received an initial nomination from ExxonMobil and Shell Chemicals for a 17 cents/lb reduction, market sources confirmed on...

Asia-Europe acrylonitrile butadiene styrene import arbitrage opens as Asia prices decline

The arbitrage to send acrylonitrile butadiene styrene to Europe from Asia is opening amid falling prices in the latter region, according to S&P Global...

Natural rubber price pressure to ease as surplus weighs in

Hanover, Germany – A reduction in tapping activity as well as sever wintering season in Thailand will push natural rubber prices up for the...

Rubber really do not rise up?

Into late February, Hujiao futures into the rapid decline in the trend, after the risk of bad release was better. In the Thai government...

TOYO awarded FEED, EPC projects in Indonesia

 Toyo Engineering Korea Limited, Korean subsidiary of Toyo Engineering group, has been awarded the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) Contract for a new polyethylene...

Sumitomo Rubber says rising raw material prices to hit 2017 earnings

Feb 14 Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd said surging cost of raw materials would likely impact earnings in 2017, as Japan's second-largest tyre maker forecast...

European butadiene market expected to tighten further leading into March

The European butadiene market is expected to tighten further going into March following the start of a cracker turnaround season, sources said last week. European...

Tire price rises continue in Europe

London – Higher costs of raw materials, particularly natural rubber, has prompted further price rises by major tire-makers in Europe. While Michelin announced an 8%...

India extends temporary safeguard duties on some steel products by two...

The government has extended provisional anti-dumping duties on hot-rolled and cold-rolled flat products of alloy or non-alloy steel by a further two months, in...

Asia BD may resume uptrend on strong Chinese demand

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Spot butadiene (BD) prices in Asia may resume their upward trend, driven by strong post-holiday demand in the key China market, industry sources...

Butadiene prices hit 56-month high

(By Wikimedia Commons) TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The price of butadiene, the main raw material in synthetic rubber, reached a 56-month high at US$3,070 per...