Daily Chemical Reaction
Rawhide – Chemical Sector Rolls Ahead, Mixed Indicators & Low Visibility Suggest Bumpy Ride
- Home products demand remains solid, commodity chemical prices remain elevated in part because of upstream production issues, and US petrochemical developments remain in motion – we note news targeting each of these trends.
- We highlight several corporate news/update items (e.g. Jindal Poly Films, Johnson Matthey (JM), Kemira, Koppers & China XD Plastics updates; Eastman, BASF, PTTGC, Sika & Eneos production news; Kraton price hikes, etc.)
- Other items today range from US chemical rail traffic reflecting a five-year high for this time of year, to strength in Asia benzene and US methanol mid-week, to rising sector ESG news and a circular economy infographic display.
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