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Adhesive and Sealant Raw Materials Roundup

While experiencing significant challenges over the past four years, the chemical industry is showing signs of stabilization. In its most recently released report, the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Global Chemical Production Regional Index states that production was trending higher in December by 0.1%, with China leading in terms of gains. The U.S. Chemical Production Regional […]

OQ Chemicals Halts Production of Several Products After a Disruption at a Raw Material Supplier

OQ Chemicals has declared Force Majeure for certain products manufactured at the Oberhausen, Germany site due to a significant disruption at a raw material supplier. The disruption occurred at a raw material supplier’s synthesis gas unit located at the OQ Chemicals’ Oberhausen site. The site partner produces technical gases, including synthesis gas, which is supplied […]

Covestro and Encina Announce Agreement for Supply of Circular Raw Materials

Encina, a U.S.-based producer of ISCC PLUS-certified circular chemicals, reached a long-term supply agreement for chemically recycled, circular feedstock derived from post-consumer end-of-life plastic. Specifically, Encina will supply Covestro with benzene and toluene pending the completion of Encina’s production facility, which is anticipated to come online at the end of 2027.  Building upon previous sustainable […]

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