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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Acrylonitrile · Acrylic Fibre
26 May 2017 Issue Number 445
  • North American propylene contracts set to fall by 7.5 c/lb in May
  • Q2 acrylonitrile maintenance shutdowns to keep global markets tight except China
  • Tight supply drives US and European acrylonitrile prices to a higher level
  • Sinopec exported 2,000 tons acrylonitrile to Indian market
  • Asian acrylic fibre producers under high pressure in a low season
  • Softening styrene and butadiene prices frustrate European and Asian ABS prices

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Unsaturated Polyester Resins
26 May 2017 Issue Number 107
  • UP resin prices in the US largely flat with some small declines
  • Reichhold/Polynt merger finally completed 17 May
  • European UP resin remains stable, some minor decreases achieved by consumers
  • US PA prices decrease $1 c/lb in line with the midpoint of the April OX settlement
  • Maleic prices in the US and Europe have seen some softening in May
  • Styrene prices have stabilised globally after some upwards movement mid-month


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Phthalates · Oxo-Alcohols
26 May 2017 Issue Number 425
  • US plasticisers prices steady to slightly down in May
  • Evonik declares force majeure on plasticisers, supply tightens
  • Chinese plasticisers prices recover on rising feedstock prices
  • US oxo alcohols prices decline on falling propylene
  • Oxo alcohols prices in Europe see further gains despite steady propylene
  • Oxo alcohols supply in China tightens due to planned turnarounds

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