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A graph showing the volatility of global acetic acid prices between 2020 and 2023.

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Biobased Acetic Acid: Making a Key Chemicals Feedstock Sustainable

Acetic acid has been made by biobased routes for centuries, albeit in a dilute form. If wine or other alcoholic beverage made by fermentation is...

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Chemical industry: Russia–Ukraine war impact analysis July 2022

Russian-origin raw material for unsaturated polyester resin (UPR) production is entering Turkey before sale to European buyers as end product....

Image shows two bar charts of epoxy resin imports to the US and Europe from 2019 to 2021

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Retreat of Western Investment in - and Reliance on - China

For several decades until last year, China was regarded as the workshop of the world. Businessmen and women flocked there to have the production of...

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Acetic Acid Market Stuck in Supply-Side Doldrums

Supply and demand fundamentals are the main drivers for the global acetyls industry, and moving into the fourth quarter most of the attention is...

Graph showing acetic acid trends over time.

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Acetic Acid & VAM — The Waiting Is the Hardest Part

The impact of the historic winter storm that struck the US Gulf Coast in mid-February, which led to serious disruptions in the petrochemical and...

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Acetyls Markets Positive About 2021 Outlook Amid COVID-19 Concerns

There were a few bright spots for the acetic acid and vinyl acetate monomer markets during 2020, but the sector also suffered its share of hard times...

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Acetyls Markets Experience Bumpy Recovery as COVID-19 Crisis Limits Economic Activity

The global acetyl market has seen its share of ups and downs in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and there is still a lot of concern about demand...

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INEOS-BP Deal Signals Major Shift in Global Acetyls Markets

According to press statements from both companies, INEOS's profile in the global petrochemical industry increased to another level on 28 June with...

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Acetyls Markets Cautiously Waiting for Signs of Global Economic Recovery

The global acetyls industry has remained mostly steady in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, but most producers and consumers expect challenging...

Close-up of acetyl molecule.

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Acetyls Markets Still Waiting for Stability in Early 2020

Global acetyls market participants were hoping for signs of stability in early 2020 following the ups-and-downs of the past two to three years, but...