Announcing Cedar Concepts’
Surfactant Product Line
Our CYCLO® Brand product line, used in beauty and personal care, household, and industrial products, offers a wide-range of surfactants and formulated blends.
Esters • Emulsifiers • Amphoterics • Alkanolamides
Amine Oxides • Sulfosuccinates • Custom Blends
Our formulations are guided by the earth and the people who live here. We practice innovative state-of-the-art sustainability that does not compromise purity, performance and consistent quality.
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US February PE contracts settle higher on supply woes
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US polyethylene (PE) contracts for February were assessed 4 cents/lb ($88/tonne) higher on Friday.
Following the February contract...
US propylene ticks lower amid still-climbing inventories
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US spot propylene prices were steady to lower amid still-climbing inventory levels.
US spot polymer-grade propylene (PGP) prices...
EVENING SNAPSHOT - Americas Markets Summary
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Here is Friday’s end of day Americas oil and chemical market summary from ICIS.
CRUDE: Apr BRENT: $67.31/bbl, up $0.92; Apr WTI:...
US Dyno Nobel pleads guilty for untimely reporting of ammonia emissions
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Dyno Nobel pled guilty in federal court for the untimely reporting of an anhydrous ammonia release in the summer of 2015 from its...
US February PO contracts fall on feedstock propylene
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US propylene oxide (PO) contract prices for February went down by 6.4% on the back of a decrease in the February contract settlement...
US PX spot prices rise, tracking Asia
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US paraxylene (PX) spot prices rose on Friday, tracking increases in Asia, where demand strengthened.
US Gulf (USG) PX spot prices...
US February MEG contracts increase on tight supply
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US February ethylene glycol industrial-grade (EGI), or monoethylene glycol (MEG), contract prices have been assessed at an increase...
US February DEG contracts rise slightly amid quiet markets
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US February diethylene glycol (DEG) contracts were assessed at a slight increase from January, based on market feedback.
US ACN spot prices rise on tight supply, strong demand
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US acrylonitrile (ACN) spot prices rose on Friday, pressured higher by tight global supply and building demand.
Spot prices were...
US styrene spot prices flat but remain strong
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US styrene spot prices moved sideways this week, in a market where supply is still tight amid two US Gulf shutdowns.
Dow lifts force majeure on US MDI
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Dow Chemical has lifted its force majeure on methyl di-p phenylene isocyanate (MDI) in the US, the company confirmed on...
Mexico spot demand considered for Atlantic
The next spot buy tender in the Atlantic could be issued by state-run Mexican utility CFE for its Manzanillo terminal, although the buyer could also...
Mexico’s Q4 GDP falls short of economist expectations
HOUSTON (ICIS)--The pace of Mexico's economic growth in the fourth quarter revision came in below economists’ expectations, according to data...
Fitch downgrades Brazil to BB- on fiscal deficits, public debt
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Fitch Ratings downgraded Brazil to a BB- from a BB because of the country's large and persistent fiscal deficits and its large and...
US February barge acetone contracts fully settle down 13%
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US February barge acetone contracts were fully settled down 13%, sources confirmed on Friday.
The 6.75 cent/lb ($149/tonne) decline...
Total seeking March North American PS price increase
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Total Petrochemicals is seeking a price increase of 4 cents/lb ($88/tonne) for its polystyrene (PS) products, effective 1 March, it...
US February phenol contracts set for decline on benzene
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US phenol contracts are expected to decline, tracking same-month benzene, sources said on Friday.
February benzene fell 11...
Daily oil summary
After an initial dip upon opening in negative territory, oil prices regained some momentum in early session, still rebounding from a surprise draw in...
US drillers add oil rig in fifth weekly build
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US drillers added one oil rig in the week ended 23 February, bringing the count to 799 oil rigs and marking the fifth consecutive...
CRUDE SUMMARY: Prices bounce around on a higher US rig count after resetting on a bullish track
LONDON (ICIS) --- After an initial dip upon opening in negative territory, oil prices regained some momentum in early session, still rebounding from...
Ube boosts quality control at Japan PE plant after ‘improprieties’
LONDON (ICIS)--Ube Industries will be taking “comprehensive measures” to strengthen quality control systems and internal audits after “improprieties”...
INSIGHT: US fertilizer industry prepares for spring amid steady-yet-cautious market pace
SAN DIEGO (ICIS)--As the fertilizer industry begins moving towards the start of spring, the first major domestic conference of the year concluded in...
Cold snap triggers French three-digit power trading
Jittery power trading was rampant in the French wholesale market on Friday, with prompt contracts surging off the back of weather forecasts and...
Germany construction orders rise 16.8% in December from November
LONDON (ICIS)--The value of new orders in Germany’s building and construction industry rose 16.8% in December from November, the country’s federal...
Plant status: OCI has trip at US ammonia plant
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Here is a plant status report:
Location: Beaumont, Texas, US
Capacity (tonnes/year): 331,000
Europe PVC spot price rolls over ahead of March offers
LONDON (ICIS)--European polyvinyl chloride (PVC) spot prices rolled over this week with the market regarded as stable ahead of March pricing...
PVB spot skyrockets on widespread bullish moves across Europe
Prompt and front-month gas prices skyrocketed at Spain’s PVB hub on Friday, largely driven by sharp prompt price spikes across most European gas...
Italian power front week hits one-year high on cold weather
Italy’s wholesale electricity front-week contract spiked to the highest since January 2017 on Friday, as strong prompt prices on the national PSV...
Italian gas prompt rockets on cold weather
Italian natural gas prompt prices rocketed on Friday, boosted by expectations of tight supply margins on the back of cold temperatures lifting...
European power markets spooked as cold snap set to bite
Waves of short-covering, speculative trade and panic-buying boosted products for week-ahead delivery across European power markets ahead of the...
NBP Day-ahead leads gains as cold grips gas market
Dramatic gains were made on the majority of NBP prompt contracts on Friday, as bitterly cold weather appears set to move across Britain in week 9....
Europe PO supply flexibility remains limited beyond contracts, any spot discussed at premium
LONDON (ICIS)--European propylene oxide (PO) supply flexibility remains limited beyond contract coverage, and any incremental tonnes are being talked...
Nova seeking North America EPS price increase in March
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US expandable polystyrene (EPS) producer Nova Chemicals is seeking a price increase of 3 cents/lb for its modified, regular and cup...
ZTP-PEG Nord Day-ahead gas price spread widest since January 2017
The ZTP-PEG Nord Day-ahead spread rocketed to its widest level in 13 months on Friday, encouraging shippers to prioritise gas deliveries to northern...
US Venator eyes ‘opportunistic’ M&A, despite high cost to rebuild Pori TiO2 plant
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Venator will be able to afford “opportunistic” acquisitions of titanium dioxide (TiO2) assets - despite the high costs it faces in...
Cold bites harder driving up German power prompt, near curve
Forecasts of colder weather drove up the prompt and near curve of the German wholesale power market on Friday. Further out, strength in the fuels...
Regional gas prompt contracts jump on large demand projections for the coming week
Central European prompt contracts rose sharply on Friday on the back of colder outlook for the first half of week 9.
Regional day-ahead products...
US Venator confident on further TiO2 prices hikes – CEO
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Venator expects to realise further price increases for its titanium dioxide (TiO2), coming on top of a big price hike last year, the...
Cold forecasts boost UK electricity prompt, March volatile
Contracts across the prompt of the UK wholesale electricity market concluded a bullish week of trading with their biggest spike yet in response to...
German gas prompt spikes as traders wait for high heating demand
The German NCG Day-ahead contract rose by almost 20% on Friday as traders braced for a cold week ahead. Temperatures across Europe were forecasted to...
Iberian caustic soda contract prices roll over for February
LONDON (ICIS)--The European caustic soda quarterly and monthly contract markets are stable following the settlement of Q1 contract prices, according...
Consumption, exports push French spot to five-year highs
The PEG Nord Day-ahead spiked to levels not seen since April 2013, as a further expected hike in demand sent shippers scrambling to secure gas supply...
Brazil FS Bioenergia to build second corn-only ethanol plant
MEDELLIN, Colombia (ICIS)--FS Bioenergia, a joint venture (JV) between US farming group Summit and Brazilian agribusiness firm Tapajos, is building a...
Dutch gas Day-ahead gains more than €3/MWh ahead of cold snap
Prompt contracts at the Dutch natural gas market spiked on Friday as further cold weather was forecasted ahead of the weekend.
The Day-ahead and...
US Huntsman plans Q2 turnaround at Texas facility in Port Neches
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US-based Huntsman is planning a turnaround at its facility in Port Neches, Texas, the CEO said on Friday.
The turnaround should be...
Europe methanol spot prices continue to slide
LONDON (ICIS)--Europe spot prices for methanol continued to slip this week as activity remained muted.
The ICIS weekly range dipped to...
Czech March decreases premium to Germany
Key products across the Czech wholesale electricity curve moved up sharply at the end of the working week, driven by forecasts for colder weather and...
US Huntsman sees no need for new capacity for now
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US-based Huntsman sees little need for new capacity, given its recent projects and existing plants, the CEO said on Friday.
Spot gas prices spike across Europe on cold snap
Day-aheads across European natural gas markets surged to multi-year highs on Friday, as traders braced for temperatures across the continent to...
Europe MPGI spot sentiment mixed despite cold conditions, amid various considerations
LONDON (ICIS)--There is a mixed sentiment in the European mono propylene glycol industrial grade (MPGI) spot market this week, despite the cold...