All changes in the data are reported on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis. Of the 28 specialty chemical segments monitored, 17 expanded in September, down from 22 in August. Seven markets experienced decline and four featured no change. During September, large market volume gains (1.0% and over) occurred only in foundry chemicals.
Cosmetic chemicals volume dropped during the quarter, but remain up year-to-date, according to ACC.