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
24 November 2017 Issue Number 253
  • Paraxylene prices reflect higher crude oil, despite disruptions to demand
  • Over 8 million tpa of Chinese PTA capacity starts/restarts in November
  • Europe reacts to JBF’s problems by increasing imports of PTA from China
  • MEG markets in US and Europe are over supplied due to M&G and JBF-RAK problems
  • Demand for PET in China weakens seasonally as margins remain thin
  • PET Resin supply is short in the US and Mexico following the closure of M&G plants

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Polyester & Intermediates
23 November 2017 Issue Number 451
  • Paraxylene prices reflect higher crude oil, despite disruptions to demand
  • Over 8 million tpa of Chinese PTA capacity starts/restarts in November
  • MEG markets in US and Europe are over supplied due to M&G and JBF-RAK problems
  • Demand in China for polyester filament yarn strengthens driving up plant utilisation
  • Domestic shipments of polyester staple in US boosted by anti dumping duties
  • PET resin supply is short in the US and Mexico following the closure of M&G plants

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Phthalates ยท Oxo-Alcohols
22 November 2017 Issue Number 431
  • US plasticisers prices mainly stable in November
  • European plasticisers prices steady although some decreases are also reported
  • Grupa Azoty will expand DOTP capacity next year
  • Plasticiser prices in China recovered a bit in mid-November
  • Oxo alcohol prices in Europe soften amid weakening demand
  • 2-EH prices in China steady on stable propylene

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