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Acrylic Acid & Acrylates
10 July 2020 Issue Number 351
  • US propylene contracts firm by 0.5c/lb in June
  • European propylene contract price increases by €75/ton in July
  • US acrylic acid and acrylates demand slightly improved in July
  • European GAA and acrylates producers push for July price increases on feedstock hike
  • Increased supply and soft demand drive down Chinese GAA and acrylates prices in July
  • Following an uptrend in prices in May and June, Chinese MMA prices changed direction in July

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Acetic Acid ยท Vinyl Acetate
10 July 2020 Issue Number 394
  • Ineos to acquire BP’s acetyls, aromatics businesses for $5 billion
  • Deal includes acetic acid/PTA production assets, technologies
  • Acetic acid market demand in China remains weak in late June
  • VAM producers facing continued margin squeeze at start of Q3
  • Europe spot ethyl acetate prices slump heavily during June
  • Cerdia plans to close Roussillon acetic anhydride, acetate flake site

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Bio-Materials & Intermediates
9 July 2020 Issue Number 083
  • Special Report: Red-hot demand for pyrolysis-based plastic recycling collaborations
  • P&G, Cargill collaborates on bio-based acrylic acid
  • COVID-19 pandemic hits Chinese sebacic production
  • US fatty acids buyers have stopped building inventories amid weak demand
  • Global fatty alcohol supply remains tight on good demand, lower production
  • Global glycerine price surge expected to reach its peak
  • Viscose staple demand at low levels with no recovery expected until the autumn

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