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
22 June 2018 Issue Number 260
  • US acetic acid shortages the latest issue to hit PTA supplies in all regions
  • China MEG values traded below $900/ton cfr with inventories levels still high
  • Tight MEG market in the US moved prices up, amid lower cost and Asian values
  • European filament demand is surging, driven by the home furnishings market
  • Demand for staple in domestic and export markets in Taiwan remains strong
  • Final demand for PET resin in Japan remains reasonably good as imports slow

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Polyester & Intermediates
22 June 2018 Issue Number 458
  • Mixed xylenes costs ease back in the US in response to lower crude oil prices
  • US acetic acid shortages the latest issue to hit PTA supplies in all regions
  • China MEG values traded below $900/ton cfr with inventories levels still high
  • European filament demand is surging, driven by the home furnishings market
  • Demand for staple in domestic and export markets in Taiwan remains strong
  • Final demand for PET resin in Japan remains reasonably good as imports slow

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Orthoxylene ยท Phthalic Anhydride
18 June 2018 Issue Number 474
  • US and European MX values starting to retreat
  • US OX contract price for June increased by 1 c/lb
  • European contract price settles at €840/ton, up €40/ton
  • Asian OX market is softer on weak downstream demand and high inventories
  • European PA supply has improved, demand seasonally strong
  • Asian PA softer on lower demand, naphthalene prices also softer in June

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