Your Source of Expert Chemical Industry Knowledge

Tecnon OrbiChem has been a leader in providing data and analysis to the petrochemical industry since 1976. We are now one of the world's foremost marketing consultancies to the bulk chemicals, petrochemicals and plastics industries. We specialise in Chemical Intermediates, Synthetic Fibres and Resins.

Tecnon OrbiChem provides independent, expert assistance on projects and strategic issues. We offer a unique combination of up-to-date market information and in-depth analysis through monthly business reports and proprietary databases.

Market Highlights

Read All Market Highlights

Ethylene Glycols • EO & EODs
24 January 2017 Issue Number 344
  • EO prices rose by 1.6 c/lb and €36/ton on higher ethylene values
  • Benchmark prices went up by 3-4 c/lb; the ECP was raised by €150/ton
  • Demand in China remained high into polyester fibre until New Year
  • Spot MEG in Asia rose to €940/ton cfr, the highest since June 2015
  • February ACP nominations were increased by $40-50/ton
  • DEG remained snug as US and European exports to China rise

    To view sample or subscribe please click here


Epoxy Resins & Co-Reactants
20 January 2017 Issue Number 005
  • US epoxy resin producers announce 5 c/lb increase for January
  • Increases of €50-100/ton succeed in January/February epoxy business in Europe
  • European producers seek a further €100-150/ton hike for February
  • BPA prices increased globally but over-supply now adding pressure
  • Stockbuilding ahead of the Chinese New Year pushes BPA, ECH prices up
  • Rising spot propylene will push US and European epichlorhydrin prices up

    To view sample or subscribe please click here


Engineering Thermoplastics
20 January 2017 Issue Number 102
  • North American polyamide 6 prices up by around 6 c/lb …
  • … encouraging growing exports from an oversupplied Europe
  • Luxi Chemical firms plans to triple polycarbonate capacity
  • PBT continues to climb in Asia and China on firmer feedstocks
  • Spiralling butadiene and firm styrene push up global ABS prices…
  • … supported by surge in demand for Chinese household appliances
    To view sample or subscribe please click here