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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Acrylic Acid & Acrylates
13 July 2018 Issue Number 327
  • Propylene US contract surges 8c/lb in June but spot prices are now softer
  • Oxo-alcohols tighten in the US and Europe on supply disruption
  • US acrylic acid and acrylates set to rise again in July based on feedstocks and tight supply
  • European 2-EHA supply is tighter in July and spot prices are firmer
  • Chinese acrylic acid and acrylates firm on supply constraints due to multiple turnarounds
  • US MMA market remains tight; prices expected to firm again

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Acetic Acid ยท Vinyl Acetate
12 July 2018 Issue Number 370
  • US, EU acetic acid buyers hoping supply improves in Q3
  • China acetic acid weakens in late June as supply increases
  • VAM market awaits resumption of DowDuPont production
  • Europe ethyl acetate prices increase sharply during June
  • Natgasoline methanol unit begins operations in June
  • US methanol prices flat in July; EU CP up €39/ton for Q3

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Polyurethanes & Intermediates
11 July 2018 Issue Number 272
  • Work at BASF’s Ludwigshafen TDI plant finished
  • European BDO affected by oil spill at Botlek
  • Pure MDI prices in Europe increase significantly
  • US TDI prices begin to change direction
  • European TDI prices decrease once again
  • US polyols producers seek price increases

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15th China International
Polyester & Intermediates Forum

11 - 12 July 2018
Shanghai

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