Summer Loving, Loving Summer
A Short Message from Robb Roach, TCC President
American’s work too hard and too long. This is a fact. And becomes a blunt fact when we work and live on such a small planet.
We are connected to our comrades in China who take holidays together, almost always. These holidays are often, not just one day, and there are very few excuses to work through one. There is New Year Holiday, Spring Festival Holiday, Labor Holiday, Tomb Sweeping holiday, Mid Autumn Holiday, National Day Holiday, Etc., Etc. There is no doubt that our friends in China work hard but they know that there is a time to rest and celebrate.
The Europeans are infamous for their Summer Holidays. The entire month of August is considered a time of rest. And the labor rules in most EU countries are strict with regard to time off. Our European comrades also work very hard and very smart. But they appreciate time of rest and socialization. Meals are an event and time is taken to enjoy the seasonal foods and drink. Work hard and enjoy life is the European way and it works!
Yet us Americans cant seem to come to grips with taking time of rest, socialization and relaxation. It is necessary and helps foster creativity and working smart rather then working hard.
Let’s all work smart and be more creative this Summer. Take time to be with friends and family enjoying all of the wonderful parts of Summer.
All of us at TCC are ready to work hard and smart on your behalf so you can rest easy and enjoy the Summer Season.
Cheers to you and God Bless!
ATTENTION: TCC will be moving November of 2013. Our new address will be:
Quote of the Month:
“If your not barefoot, you’re over dressed!”
– Anonymous, Summer 2013
In 2013 The Chemical Company is celebrating our 25th year in business and looking forward to 25 more!
SPI Flexible Vinyl Products Division’s 24th Annual Compounders Conference
The SPI Flexible Vinyl Products Division is pleased to announce our 24th Annual Compounders Conference. Each year we bring together the best technical and industry issue specialists for an excellent program of education and information. This is our invitation to you to join us for three exceptional days in Charleston, South Carolina.
July 14-17, 2013
Charleston Place Hotel
205 Meeting Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
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Adipic Acid: 25 Kg., 500 Kg. and 1,000 Kg. Bags (In Stock and Available Now!)
NatureFlexx 509: Phthalate Free General Purpose Plasticizer. Available in Totes (2200 lbs.) and Drums. (In stock and immediately avail.)
Malic Acid: 25 Kg. Bags (In Stock and Available Now!)
Bio- Succinic Acid: 2000 lb. supersacks and 25 Kg. Bags
Vestinol 9 DINP: TCC offers bulk trucks and split loads (w/ eso or dop) of DINP to North America.
Zinc Borate: TCC now offers Zinc Borate in 25 Kg. Bags in Stock and Immediately Avail.
Ammonium Bromide: 25 Kg. Bags in Stock and Immediately Available
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CRITICAL RAW MATERIALS MARKETS
Benzene: U.S. benzene contracts for July settled down $.35/ gallon to US$4.07/ gallon from US$4.42/ gallon in June. Spot prices are in the $4.11- $4.15/ gallon range.
n-Butane: Normal Butane prices are trading in the mid-low to mid US$1.20’s per gallon. Pricing had been trending lower since March but have settled in this range recently.
Ethylene: U.S. Contract Price for June has settled at US$.455/ lb. Pricing has drifted slightly lower for April, May and now June.
Natural Gas: The Natural Gas pricing trend has been down. Prices fell for much of June with a slight rebound as of late. Current pricing is in the $3.65/ mmbtu range.
Oil: Current WTI crude has climbed above US$105.00/ barrel! Pricing has been steady near US$95.00/ barrel until Late June when pricing started to steadily increase.
Orthoxylene: July contracts settled down $.02/ lb. to $.61/ lb.
Propylene: Contract pricing for June settled at $.65/ lb. for Polymer Grade and $.625/ lb. for Chemical Grade. Up US$.03/ lb. for Polymer Grade and $.02/ lb. for Chemical grade from May. July is not settled yet but an additional small increase is expected.