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Acetic acid, VAM markets faced with long list of plant turnarounds in Q2

Acetic acid and vinyl acetate monomer market supplies were expected to remain tight in the second quarter due to a heavy schedule of turnarounds in the US Gulf Coast and Asia. 446 more words

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Don't Buy Bluster from Teacher Quality VAM-pires

The responses are predictable online and through social media any time I address teacher quality and policy focusing on teacher evaluation such as my recent… 510 more words


VAM, Teacher Bashing, and Unintended Outcomes: "[A]ll [teacher] exits increased under the new evaluations"

Research analysis at Shanker Blog is among the very best available online, notably the work of Matthew Di Carlo.

The posts there are predictably nuanced and careful, dispassionate—to a fault. 1,182 more words


AFPM 2017: Global analysis of the acetic acid and VAM markets

Price pressures for acetic acid has begun to build up this year while turnarounds have also been pushing VAM prices upward. More analysis on AA and VAM markets is discussed on the video below by Tecnon OrbiChem expert, William Bann, during the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) International Petrochemicals Conference (IPC) in San Antonio this week. 258 more words



For this edition of #vienschezmoi we are so excited to be featuring our beautiful, inspiring friend Anne-Marie, who we highlighted throughout the month of February. Anne-Marie underwent a heart transplant over a year ago and celebrated her one year anniversary with her new heart back in September❤️ . 208 more words

Louisiana Research: When Tenure Ends, Teachers Leave.

In 2012, the Louisiana legislature passed Act 1, commonly known as the “teacher tenure law.” Moreover, the Louisiana State Department of Education (LDOE) has translated… 977 more words

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Is it time for optimism in the Acetyls markets?  Yes, but ...

The global acetyls markets have started 2017 with some upward momentum in pricing, and sales have been relatively steady taking into account January is in the midst of the low season for several major downstream markets. 641 more words