Daily Chemical Reaction
Here and Now – Specialty Producers Call For Input Costs To Peak Near-Term, Volatility To Remain High
- Specialty chemical producers mostly expect cost inflation to peak in 1Q22. We model a profit drop for US commodity producers in 2H22, but global cost curve and overseas market trends could keep US profits stronger for longer.
- We highlight pertinent energy, chemical, and other corporate updates (e.g., Avient, DuPont, LG Chem, Reliance, BASF, Linde, Celanese, & others).
- We note relevant ESG items that range from sustainable product growth expectations at Avient to multiple renewable fuel industry announcements.
- We discuss numerous other pertinent chemical sector items in this report.
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