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A scene from the conference room in which the 26th World Chlor-alkali Conference was held in 2023.

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Chlor-Alkali Markets: What is Happening in 2024

The global chlor-alkali industry is locked in turbulent times. As efforts by producers to mitigate the sector’s long-term availability issues...

Infographic showing global capacity to produce maleic anhydride.

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Maleic Anhydride Markets: An Assessment for 2024

Maleic anhydride is an important intermediate chemical. Currently, capacity to produce is in excess of 5000 ktpa globally. Over two-thirds of the...

Aluminium cans for beverages, which are coated with the chemical bisphenol A on the inside.

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Bisphenol A Ban by the Back Door: The 21st Century Way

Despite being a key component of epoxy resins and polycarbonates, and an additive that makes unsaturated polyester resins stronger and resistant to...

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 the different routes to develop biobased monopropylene glycol

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Biobased Monopropylene Glycol: The Bumpy Road to a Decarbonized World

Monopropylene glycol (MPG) – often called simply propylene glycol – is essential to a wide range of products across a variety of industries and...

Graph indicating the European Unsaturated Polyester Resin market fluctuations.

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Unsaturated Polyester Resins: Road to Recovery

Both European and US unsaturated polyester resin (UPR) prices saw back-to-back monthly increases throughout the first half of 2021. The market...

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Maleic Anhydride - New entrants to market set to cause disruption

Global maleic anhydride markets have experienced a sharp upturn in late 2020 and 2021 following the negative growth seen in 2020 as markets continued...

Maleic anhydride production plant.

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Maleic Anhydride Markets Boom As Global Economy Roars Back To Life

After suffering one of the worst downturns in living memory in 2020, the global economy has started clawing its way back this year. In the US, the...

Windmill generating clean energy.

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UP Resin: A Ride on the Wild Side

It has been a wild rollercoaster ride for the European and US UPR markets since September and October last year. The wheels were first set in motion...

Close-up of a worker pouring concrete at an industrial building site.

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UPR Margins Under Pressure Due to Increasing Feedstock Costs

Unsaturated polyester resin (UPR) prices have been on an upward trajectory since the fourth quarter of 2020. Consecutive price increase announcements...