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Epoxy Resins & Co-Reactants
27 February 2017 Issue Number 006
  • US epoxy resin producers announce 5 c/lb increases for February
  • European epoxy resin producers announce €100-150/ton increases for February
  • LER prices in Asia continue to rise despite slow uptake following the Chinese holiday
  • Lower BPA imports enabled US and European suppliers to raise prices
  • ECH prices in US and Europe are climbing on the back of rising propylene values
  • Rising ECH inventories in China put downward pressure on prices

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Polyurethanes & Intermediates
15 February 2017 Issue Number 255
  • Soaring benzene pushes adipic acid prices higher in North America
  • US flexible foam manufacturers face a push for higher TDI and polyol prices
  • Chinese TDI market tightens; prices on the rise
  • Chinese sole resin and PU Coatings prices rise on higher feedstock costs
  • European polyester polyol prices stable to firm in mixed February market
  • US propylene oxide prices rise 8c/lb on the back of January’s 10c/lb propylene increase

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Synthetic Fibres
14 February 2017 Issue Number 390
  • Demand in the US for acrylic spun yarn begins to strengthen significantly
  • The market in Taiwan for polyamide filament continues to strengthen
  • Excise duty on all polyester products in India remains unchanged at 12.5%
  • Demand in China for polyester filament is strong, with good prospects for staple fibre
  • Some polyester staple producers in Western Europe are said to be sold out
  • Shipments of polypropylene staple slow to some nonwoven markets in West Europe

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