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Sample In A Jar – Commodity Chemical Trends Vary By Region, Global ESG Initiatives Mount
January 22, 2021
Commodities Mentioned:
Plastics (PVC, PP, PE, PS, PET, etc.), Ethylene, Propylene, Ethyl Acetate, Phenol, Methanol, Acetic Acid, Bitumen, Propylene Oxide, Hydrogen, Natural Gas/NGLs, Crude/Naphtha
Companies Mentioned:
BASF, Basic Chemical Industries, Corbion, Dow, Ineos Sytrolution, Asian Paints, Kureha, Libra Specialty Chemicals, PPG, Sabic, Plastic Energy, Sumitomo, SRF, Unilever, Versalis, ExxonMobil, Vattenfall, American Eagle, Saks Fifth, Kansas City Southern, Ford, Tesla, Lufthansa, Lynas

Daily Chemical Reaction

Sample In A Jar – Commodity Chemical Trends Vary By Region, Global ESG Initiatives Mount

Key Points:

  • We highlight corporate updates and chemical sector indicators that reflect demand strength in early 2021. We foresee regional chemical production and supply chain issues moderating as global production improves in 1H21.        
  • We highlight multiple corporate items (e.g., Kansas City Southern, Asian Paints, SRF & PPG result postings; BASF, Dow, Kureha & Versalis facility updates; Numerous ESG news and downstream product health updates)  
  • In this report, other relevant items include notable improvement in KCS chemical & petroleum rail traffic in 4Q20, recent USGC spot ethylene and propylene price trends relative to Asia, and a JV initiative, including Shell & Mitsubishi (MHI), to develop a green hydrogen hub in Northern Germany.   

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