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Bio-Materials & Intermediates
30 November 2016 Issue Number 039
  • European project aims at production of lignocellulosic-derived levulinic acid
  • Japanese partnership to market high impact resistant resin based on PA11
  • Saudi Aramco has acquired Novomer’s Converge® CO2-based polyols business
  • Total, Corbion form PLA joint venture
  • Global prices remain stable for fatty alcohols
  • CHEMICAL PROFILE: Dodecanedioic acid (DDDA)

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Polyamide & Intermediates
28 November 2016 Issue Number 439
  • Buyers rush to market as caprolactam prices rise in Asia
  • Higher caprolactam costs squeeze polyamide 6 margins
  • Cyclohexanone shortages curb caprolactam production
  • New benzene units in India and Saudi Arabia to ease supply
  • European polyamide 6 producers aim to increase US sales
  • New adipic acid start-ups in China to exacerbate oversupply

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Chlor-Alkali & Vinyls
28 November 2016 Issue Number 435
  • Canexus has advised its shareholders to reject the latest offer from Chemtrade
  • Olin has reported that it will produce less EDC in 2017 until pricing levels improve
  • New JV ethylene cracker should be on stream in the US in the first quarter 2017
  • Rusal confirms the recent sale of its Alpart alumina refinery to a Chinese buyer
  • Spolana will not replace the mercury-based chlorine plant when it closes in 2017
  • Elnosa, Spain and Hydrochem Italia both plan to convert existing chlorine plants

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