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How a US Gulf Coast Snow Flurry Roused Quiet Markets

Not enough years have passed for the Texas Big Freeze shockwaves to have fully exited the chemicals sector consciousness just yet. So severe was its...

Graph featuring 50+ years of habitat construction, US housing statistics by unit size.

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Chemicals Markets in Housing, Construction and Infrastructure Worldwide

At the risk of perpetuating a troubling 2023 trope, the construction sector is contradictory on a global scale right now. While growing populations...

Image shows Ukraine, Russia Belarus and some surrounding countries

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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 a SWOT analysis of raising inventory versus lowering inventories in volatile economic and political times

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New Chemical Industry Imperatives: Expanding Inventory & Making Supply Chains Robust

Factories need to keep inventory, to guard against delayed delivery of vital feedstocks or components. This is especially the case for chemical...

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Tight Supply Keeps Asian Acrylic Acid And Acrylates Market On Its Toes

Across Asia, demand is picking up as the market for acrylic acid and acrylates is entering its peak season, although there are indications that the...

Chart showing the acrylic acid market.

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Acrylic Acid & Acrylates - When Can Buyers Put the Anguish Behind Them?

To say this year has proved a huge challenge for the acrylic acid and acrylates market would be a vast understatement. Buyers have faced a huge...