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 Kinder Morgan sees potential to expand Permian capacity
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US pipeline major Kinder Morgan continues to see growth potential in Permian pipeline capacity to the US Gulf Coast and for Mexico,...
Americas' LNG summer demand thinning out
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Demand in the Americas is expected to be quieter as the continent’s biggest spot LNG buyer, Argentina, comes close to wrapping up its...
NYMEX: US gas futures drop again on strong production, lower cooling demand
US natural gas futures fell again on 20 July after a strong rise during the last trading session, continuing the week’s downward price trend toward...
US Greens Port CBR to upgrade Houston Ship Channel terminal
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US Greens Port CBR (GCBR) will make enhancements to its unit-train facility on the Houston Ship Channel to allow loading of refined...
US ethylene spot prices fall on upstream, long supply
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US ethylene spot prices fell amid lower upstream ethane costs and as the market remains under pressure from the imminent start-up of...
US benzene spot prices fall on lower crude
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US spot benzene prices declined, tracking weaker upstream costs along with limited demand.
The spread between benzene and toluene...
US Celanese on track for Q4 VAM expansion at Clear Lake
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US-based acetyls producer Celanese anticipates 150,000 tonnes of new vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) capacity to come online in the...
EVENING SNAPSHOT - Americas Markets Summary
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Americas evening snapshot Friday 20 July 2018.
US spot propylene widens amid lower demand, short outage
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US spot propylene prices were in a wider range with a slightly higher midpoint as lower demand helped offset recent tightness until a...
US urea activity light amid lingering UAN, Indian tender expectations
HOUSTON (ICIS)--The US urea market had another week of light barge trading as attention lingered over urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) fill volumes, while...
US methanol spot prices fall on supply strength expectations
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US methanol spot prices were assessed lower this week, with the market in backwardation, as supply is expected to continue to...
US toluene prices decline with weaker crude, gasoline
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US toluene prices fell over as upstream costs moved lower while chemical demand remained depressed.
The spread between benzene and...
US PX spot export prices fall amid downstream PTA outage
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US paraxylene (PX) spot export prices fell on Friday on the back of weaker downstream demand.
A fire broke out at an Alpek purified...
US acetone spot prices increase on rising feedstock pressure
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US acetone spot prices were assessed higher on Friday, tracking pressure from upstream refinery-grade propylene (RGP).
US PE export prices hold steady, further declines possible for August
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US export polyethylene (PE) prices were assessed unchanged on the week. Market participants comment that prices might post further...
US styrene spot prices rise, export demand remains strong
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US styrene spot prices rose late in the week on increased activity, as buying interest for arbitrage shipments remained strong.
US July truck/rail acetone prices up on higher propylene
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US July truck and rail acetone prices were assessed higher on Friday, tracking strengthening feedstock costs and strong...
US July PS prices settle lower on upstream weakness, Asia
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US July polystyrene (PS) prices settled at a decrease of 3 cents/lb ($66/tonne) on the downturn in upstream benzene and styrene...
US ACN spot export prices flat but face upward pressure amid tight supply
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US acrylonitrile (ACN) spot export prices were flat on Friday alongside stable pricing in Asia but face upward pressure as supply...
US MX falls on lower chemical demand
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US mixed xylenes (MX) prices declined because of poor demand from the chemical sector as well as lower prices for gasoline and crude...
US July PVC contracts roll over from June
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US polyvinyl chloride (PVC) contracts for July were assessed on Friday at a rollover.
US producers separately targeted rollovers for...
Bolivia to inaugurate world-scale KCI plant in August
MEDELLIN, Colombia (ICIS)--Bolivia will inaugurate a $178m industrial-scale potassium chloride (KCI) plant at the end of August, authorities said on...
US June architectural index softens but remains in growth mode
HOUSTON (ICIS)--An indicator of future US construction activity slipped moderately for June amid regional demand differences, but remain in positive...
US oil rig count posts largest drop since March
HOUSTON (ICIS)--The US oil rig count recorded its largest drop since March in the week ended 20 July, according to data released on Friday by...
US crude futures rise $1/bbl on expiration short-covering
HOUSTON (ICIS)--NYMEX WTI crude futures for August delivery settled at $70.46/bbl, up $1.00 on Friday, as short positions were covered ahead of the...
Plant status: CITGO has unexpected upset at US FCC unit
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Here is a plant status report:
Location: Corpus Christi, Texas, US
European carbon settles into new highs
LONDON (ICIS)--The benchmark EUA contract settled at €17.07/tCO2e on Friday, trading up by €0.21/tCO2e, according to the Intercontinental Exchange...
Italian power curve corrects gains, but prompt stays strong
LONDON (ICIS)--Italy’s wholesale electricity curve shed value on Friday to undo most of the price gains of the previous session. Prompt products...
US July MEG contracts facing downward pressure amid better availability
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Bearish supply and demand fundamentals could place downward pressure on US July monoethylene glycol (MEG) contracts.
Plant status: Dow has process upset at US Freeport 9 cracker
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Here is a plant status report:
Name: Dow Chemical
Location: Freeport, Texas, US
Product: Ethylene, propylene
US PE seeks July contract direction despite increase initiatives
HOUSTON (ICIS)--The July price direction for US polyethylene (PE) contracts remains uncertain, even as the month moves into the second...
US July DEG contracts facing upward pressure from constrained supply
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US July diethylene glycol (DEG) contracts could increase on the back of constrained supply.
In general, the markets are less tight...
European MEG spot prices stable-to-soft on more balanced supply
LONDON (ICIS)--European monoethylene glycol (MEG) spot bulk offers have dipped slightly on easing import supply, and the truck spot range has...
UK electricity curve softens but bullish carbon widens sparks
LONDON (ICIS)--Contracts across the curve of the UK wholesale electricity market closed Friday’s session of trading down, drawing on weaker movement...
Daily oil summary
Crude prices made modest gains on Friday on a weakening dollar and a fall in the US rig count.
Brent opened bullish while WTI began slightly down on...
CRUDE SUMMARY: Dollar slump and falling rig count support oil prices
LONDON (ICIS)--Crude prices made modest gains on Friday on a weakening dollar and a fall in the US rig count.
Brent opened bullish while WTI began...
TechnipFMC wins work for hydrogen project at India refinery
HOUSTON (ICIS)--TechnipFMC has won a contract for a grassroots hydrogen generation unit (HGU) at Hindustan Petroleum Corp’s Visakh refinery in...
European DEG prices stable-to-soft on continued weak demand
LONDON (ICIS)--European diethylene glycol (DEG) activity is quiet, and it is not helped by summer slowdown in demand where market players step away...
US prices continue to rise in finished lubes
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Price hikes by most major finished lubricant manufacturers in the US continue to hit this key automotive sector in July and going...
Significant losses on coal weigh on the NBP gas curve
LONDON (ICIS)--A long system and a bearish coal market weighed heavily on the British NBP gas curve as key contracts shed value at the close on...
PVB curve tracks TTF, energy commodities down
LONDON (ICIS)--Friday’ session was characterised by thin trade at the Spanish PVB natural gas hub, with prices moving lower across the board in line...
Bearish coal weakens German power market despite tightness
LONDON (ICIS)--The German wholesale power market shed value on Friday, driven primarily by highly bearish coal prices.
The Rotterdam coal front year...
French, Dutch power curves decline on plunging coal, gas
LONDON (ICIS)-- Nearly all contracts on the French wholesale electricity market lost value on Friday. Largely unchanged nuclear schedules and firm...
Hot weather drives gas demand from Italian power plants
LONDON (ICIS)--The Italian wholesale natural gas curve shed ground across the board on Friday in line with lower TTF prices, with losses more...
Falling coal impacts German gas prices; power demand suggests bullish outlook
LONDON (ICIS)--Caught between low supply and bearish coal, German natural gas prices experienced minor losses across the board on Friday.
US PP demand remains firm despite surging contract prices
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US polypropylene (PP) demand has remained broadly satisfactory despite the significant jump in contract prices recorded in May and...
German basic chem prices rise 0.6% in June from May
LONDON (ICIS)--Producer prices for basic chemicals in Germany rose 0.6% in June, from May, and they were up 3.2% year on year from June 2017, the...
Plant status: Eastman has valve leak at US Longview cracker
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Here is a plant status report:
Name: Eastman Chemical
Location: Longview, Texas, US
BASF targets price increase on N America nylon 6 polymers, copolymers
HOUSTON (ICIS)--BASF is seeking an August price increase on nylon 6 polymer, as well as nylon 6, nylon 6,6 copolymers in North America, it said in a...
Italy's Radici agrees to distribution deal with Hromatka Group
LONDON (ICIS)--Italy’s RadiciGroup Performance Plastics has entered a distribution agreement for its polyamide- and polybutyleneterephtalate...