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  • Color developer agent history
    Post time: 01-15-2019

    Color developers evolved pretty much in the sequence CD-1, CD-2, CD-4 and CD-3. CD-1 is Diethyl-p-phenylene diamine, CD-2 is Diethyl-3-methyl, p-phenylene diamine, CD-3 is N-Ethyl, N-Methane sulfonamido ethyl-3-methyl, p-phenylene diamine and CD-4 is N-Ethyl, N-Hydroxy ethyl-3-methyl, p-phenylene...Read more »

  • U.S. considers tariffs on more Chinese chemicals
    Post time: 07-16-2018

    Numerous basic inputs may be hit with a 10% import tax as trade war intensifies JULY 13, 2018 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 96, ISSUE 29 The U.S. has ratcheted up the trade war with China with the release of a long list of Chinese-made commodities, worth $200 billion in total, targeted for a 10% tariff. N...Read more »

  • Phenoxyethanol — toxicity, side effects, diseases and environmental impacts
    Post time: 07-04-2018

    Naturally-occurring in green tea, phenoxyethanol is a glycol ether that has a commercial, laboratory-produced synthetic counterpart. In its pure chemical form, it is a colorless liquid with a pleasant odor, commonly used in perfumes and cosmetics. Other uses for phenoxyethanol are insect repellen...Read more »

  • China acetone at two-year low as supply outstrips demand
    Post time: 07-04-2018

    SINGAPORE (ICIS)–China’s domestic acetone prices fell to a two-year low amid increased supply in June while demand is weak, with downstream plants at major production hubs running at reduced capacities due to strict government-led environmental checks. On 28 June, spot prices were assessed ...Read more »

  • US March benzene contracts settle lower, tracking weaker spot
    Post time: 03-06-2018

    01 March 2018 21:42 Source:ICIS News HOUSTON (ICIS)–US March benzene contracts settled 5 cents/gal ($15/tonne) lower at $3.06/gal free on board (FOB) US Gulf, sources confirmed on Thursday. Benzene contract prices have declined for three consecutive months, posting a cumulative dec...Read more »

  • US February ethylene settles 2.75 cents/lb lower
    Post time: 03-06-2018

    02 March 2018 18:13 Source:ICIS News HOUSTON (ICIS)–US February ethylene contracts have settled for a majority of participants at a decline of 2.75 cents/lb from the prior month amid lower spot prices and lower production costs, market sources said on late on Thursday and on Friday....Read more »

  • NE Asia C3 falls 3% over three weeks; near-term outlook bearish
    Post time: 03-06-2018

    05 March 2018 04:23 Source:ICIS News SINGAPORE (ICIS)–Spot propylene prices in northeast Asia have fallen by 3.1% over three consecutive weeks, weighed down by poor sentiment, and may remain under pressure in the near term amid weakness in China’s domestic market. In the week ended 2 March...Read more »

  • Global Cosmetic Ingredients Market 2017-2021
    Post time: 02-12-2018

    This market research report identifies suppliers like AkzoNobel, Ashland, BASF, Clariant, and Evonik Industries to be the key vendors in the global cosmetic ingredients market. It also presents a detailed segmentation of the global market by type (emollients, single use additives, thickening agen...Read more »

  • China acetone may stay weak amid inactive pre-holiday market
    Post time: 02-12-2018

    09 February 2018 05:48 Source:ICIS News SINGAPORE (ICIS)–Spot domestic acetone prices in China may stay weak amid lacklustre activity in the market ahead of the country’s week-long Lunar New Year holiday. On 8 February, prices in east China closed at Chinese yuan (CNY) 5,950-6,000...Read more »

  • New US methanol capacity will depend on exports to China
    Post time: 02-12-2018

    09 February 2018 20:44 Source:ICIS News NEW ORLEANS (ICIS)–New US methanol capacity coming online soon will have to depend on exports to China, a speaker at a methanol conference said on Friday. Mark Berggren, managing director of  Methanol Market Services Asia, said growth in global...Read more »

  • Eurozone manufacturing grows in October at fastest rate since 2011
    Post time: 11-03-2017

      LONDON (ICIS)–Manufacturing sector output growth reached its highest level since April 2011 in October, with economies in northwest Europe leading the productivity gains, analyst HIS Markit said on Thursday. The eurozone manufacturing sector purchasing managers’ index (PMI) ...Read more »

  • U.S. chemical makers, OSHA form worker safety alliance on diisocyanates
    Post time: 09-20-2017

    Some see effort as response to water down California effort The Trump Administration and a chemical industry group are forming a government-industry alliance with an intent to protect workers from exposure to diisocyanates, substances that are powerful irritants. The effort by the U.S. Occupatio...Read more »

  • The long road to all-natural preservatives
    Post time: 08-01-2017

    Consumers want clean labels, but ensuring food safety and shelf life without synthetics is a challenge Consumers navigate a variety of clean label claims for hot dogs and deli meats. The official hot dog of summer received a makeover this year. Oscar Mayer wieners now boast no added nitrates...Read more »

  • Europe conditionally approves Evonik’s acquisition of Huber’s silica business
    Post time: 06-28-2017

    June 23, 2017 The European Commission has approved Evonik’s acquisition of the silica business of J.M. Huber (Edison, New Jersey) subject to divestment of some of both companies’ activities related to precipitated silica. Evonik announced plans to acquire the business for $630 million in Decembe...Read more »

  • Shipping Co Moller-Maersk Says IT Systems Down Due to Cyber Attack
    Post time: 06-28-2017

    By David Gauthier-Villars Published June 27, 2017 Features Dow Jones Newswires Denmark’s shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S (MAERSK-B.KO) said Tuesday that its computer systems had been brought down by a cyber attack. The breakdown is affecting multiple computer systems across several b...Read more »

  • Syngenta elects new board as ChemChina’s $43 billion deal closes
    Post time: 06-27-2017

    16:11 PM | June 26, 2017 | Natasha Alperowicz in Basel At the general meeting of shareholders of Syngenta held today in Basel, the 16 shareholders representing 95.11% of the total share capital approved all the motions proposed by the board of directors. Ren Jianxin, chairman of ChemChina and ar...Read more »

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