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While it may seem that way to you & anything is possible – it is much more likely that all had to finally pass on the raw materials cost of metals contained in the catalysts that rocketed to 2X-3X historic values…..I was supprised they held out this long. (Nickel, Vanadium, Platinum, Moly, Cobalt & ect)
The good news (or bad in regards to global economy) is that almost all of the commoditiy prices on metals and other products have fallen as fast & as hard as they were elevated …… it will be intresting to see how long it takes for them to correct the price for the decrease in cost!
Curious side question – the various outsourced companies that handle catalysts regeneration & disposal of spent catalyst made a killing on desolving the silicon catalyst base and capturing/settling out the metals portion …… did any of them pass back a reduced cost or share some of the profit? Yes thought so.