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Acetic Acid ยท Vinyl Acetate
15 October 2018 Issue Number 373
  • China domestic, export acetic acid prices increase in September
  • Europe Q4 acetic acid contract talks extended due to varying opinions
  • Celanese shuts Clear Lake, Texas, VAM unit for debottleneck work
  • China ethyl acetate market demand under pressure during Q4
  • Europe Q4 methanol contract settles higher at €428/ton fob Rotterdam
  • US methanol contract edges higher to 148-149 c/gal for October

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Bio-Materials & Intermediates
3 October 2018 Issue Number 062
  • Special Report: Commercialisation starts for renewable aroma ingredients
  • DuPont Industrial Biosciences completes Sorona® expansion
  • Versalis acquires M&G’s green chemistry businesses
  • Ex-Verdezyne CEO establishes VertuBio
  • Visolis, LCY Chemical won bid on BioAmber’s Sarnia assets
  • Danimer expands PHA fermentation capacity
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Fibres & Intermediates
28 September 2018 Issue Number 409
  • Chinese acrylic fibre producers reducing production in response to weak margins
  • In North America, weakening carpet demand beginning to impact polyester BCF production
  • Demand for staple in Europe strengthens as yarn spinning markets recover
  • EU polyamide filament markets mixed in post-holiday business
  • China polyamide filament demand seasonally strong
  • Polypropylene demand in Europe hurt by weakening Turkish economy

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