TECNON ORBICHEM

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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.

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PET Packaging Resin
21 September 2017 Issue Number 251
  • Hurricane Harvey hits US paraxylene supply – price increase of 3-5 c/lb anticipated
  • Alpek stops PTA supply to M&G’s PET resin plants in Mexico and Brazil
  • Hurricane Harvey is fueling global MEG prices and modifying the trade balance
  • October global MEG offer limitations will put pressure to regional price levels
  • PET production outages in Mexico and Belgium tighten already balanced markets
  • Asia PET resin volumes for both export and domestic markets strong

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Polyester & Intermediates
21 September 2017 Issue Number 449
  • Hurricane Harvey hits US paraxylene supply – price increase of 3-5 c/lb anticipated
  • Alpek stops PTA supply to M&G’s PET resin plants in Mexico and Brazil
  • Hurricane Harvey is fueling global MEG prices and modifying the trade balance
  • In North America, the polyester industrial filament market is thrown into turmoil
  • PET production outages in Mexico and Belgium tighten already balanced markets
  • Asia PET resin volumes for both export and domestic markets strong

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Caustic Soda
20 September 2017 Issue Number 445
  • Caustic soda pricing is moving upwards in all regions due to tighter supply
  • Hurricanes affect production in the US Gulf area and stocks have tightened
  • The European supply/demand balance remains tight with no spot availability
  • Plants in Middle East are operating normally but supply is only for contracts
  • Outages across Northeast Asia have restricted supply and prices have gone up
  • Chinese plants are running at low rates due to weak chlorine/plant inspections

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