Surfactants Monthly Review – September 2017 This month, we dealt with weather, some of which impacted our industry; although most supply chains seem to be back to normal as of the writing of this blog. We also produced two surfactant conferences, Amsterdam and Mumbai. As you know, my attitude is “you gotta be there” and so you won’t see summaries or copies of papers or anything like that here. I am, however, developing a blog post on the central theme of this year’s conferences, decisions. More on that later. At the beginning of the month, the inimitable Judith Taylor of ICIS, in an outstanding analysis, described US detergent range C12-15 alcohol contract prices as “teetering” during the first half of 2017. This as volatile feedstock costs and flat demand pushed back on producer margins barely recovering from benchmark lows in 2016. ”Teetering”, as students of Norse languages will tell you, means “about to fall”. US fatty alcohol contract prices were at benchmark lows entering 2016. While that timeframe seems old, it is an important starting point in considering the 2017 price trends. This is because recovering from the low end of the Q1 2016 range of 53.00-62.00 cents/lb ($1,168.45-1,366.86/tonne), with a…
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What: 7th ICIS World Surfactant Conference
When: May 17 – 19, 2017 (inc. Innovation Seminar)
Where: New York
Join Neil A Burns LLC for the 7th ICIS World Surfactants Conference in New York to address current challenges in the industry and learn how to adapt your business going forward to stay ahead of competition. Also take advantage of our all new in-depth Innovation Seminar on May 17th, the day before the main conference, to make this a three day surfactant event. As an added bonus, on the evening of May, join us for the Surfactants Awards Reception, where we recognize the best and brightest in the industry.
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Who attends these events? To the right are just some of the companies among the surfactant users, manufacturers and technology suppliers that come to get information you can't find anywhere else. See below some of the events coming up in the near future:
Surfactants Business Essentials, Training Course
7th ICIS Asian Surfactants Conference
- Estée Lauder
- Church & Dwight
- Sun Products
- Desmet Ballestra
- Buss Chemtech
- Scientific Design
- Jiahua Chemical
- Cedar Concepts
- Air Liquide
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