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
20 September 2018 Issue Number 263
  • Paraxylene and PTA prices soar; Asian market volatility a cause for caution
  • JBF to sell petrochemical assets, including polyester and PTA, to KKR & Co.
  • China MEG values below $900/ton cfr with high volatility during the month
  • In North America, weakening demand is beginning to impact BCF production
  • Demand for staple in Europe strengthens as yarn spinning markets recover
  • PET producers in China are concerned about margins and market prospects

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Polyester & Intermediates
20 September 2018 Issue Number 461
  • Paraxylene and PTA prices soar; Asian market volatility a cause for caution
  • JBF to sell petrochemical assets, including polyester and PTA, to KKR & Co.
  • China MEG values below $900/ton cfr with high volatility during the month
  • In North America, weakening demand is beginning to impact BCF production
  • Demand for staple in Europe strengthens as yarn spinning markets recover

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Phthalates ยท Oxo-Alcohols
18 September 2018 Issue Number 441
  • US plasticisers prices increase in September on higher feedstock costs
  • European plasticisers prices mostly steady with some increases reported
  • Oxo alcohols prices in Europe remain stable, Perstorp starts its shutdown
  • Minor to moderate increases reported for US Oxo alcohol prices
  • DOTP price in China jump on surging PTA
  • China announces antidumping duties on some NBA imports

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