Lyondell Declares Force Majeure on a Multitude of Products

In a subsequent statement released this morning, Lyondell has also declared force majeure on a multitude of products, including Glycol Ether PM, Glycol Ether DPM, Glycol Ether TPM, Glycol Ether PMA, 1,4-Butanediol, MEG, DEG, TEG, as well as Glycol Ether EB and Glycol Ether DB. This declaration will apply to …

Hurricane Harvey Chemical Impact

Hurricane Harvey has wreaked havoc on the American Gulf Coast states, greatly impacting both residential and commercial properties. Likewise, the storm has caused a sizable rift in the chemical industry. Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a category 4 storm on Friday, with heavy rains continuing to drench the greater Houston …

Dow Acrylates Under Order Control, Per Report

In a new note published today, Dow has announced a “100% order control” on their acrylate monomers. This new regulation is due to increased demand on several materials. This comes on the heels of Dow’s September 27th increase announcement, which raised the price for Dow acrylates by $0.06 per pound. …

BASF Declares Force Majeure On Acrylic Monomers

As was reported Monday, the BASF plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany suffered a severe explosion and subsequent fire, causing at least 2 known deaths and 6 others to be severely injured. BASF’s Ludwigshafen site is their largest chemical plant and by their declaration of force majeure, there are significant ramifications for …

Huntsman Disruption Delays Operations for PG, MTBE, and PO

In an update to their ongoing operational issues, a subsequent letter has just been posted detailing the Huntsman disruption which is delaying plant operations in Port Neches, Texas. As previously reported, there’s no definitive timetable on commencing normal operations. However, the estimated timeline is for partial plant operations to resume …

Huntsman Operational Issues Continue to Plague Port Neches Plant

In a letter published this morning, ongoing operational issues at Huntsman continue to plague the order fulfillment and confirmation process. On September 16, we were made aware that Huntsman was suspending and not accepting any new orders for Monoethanolamine, Diethanolamine, and Triethanolamine. There’s no definitive timetable on a resolution for …

Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy Leaves Lots Of Questions On The Water

News has broke that South Korean shipping company Hanjin Shipping has filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. They have already filed this motion in South Korea last week and are seeking dozens of further motions from other countries to protect its ships and cargoes from further forfeiture and seizure. According …

SFBJ Top 100

GreenChem is honored to be recognized in the SFBJ Top 100 Private Companies, as ranked by the South Florida Business Journal research director, Gilberto Medina. SFBJ Top 100 Ranking GreenChem is listed at number 53, and is the only chemical distributor to make an appearance on the list. This is …