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Fibres & Intermediates
29 November 2019 Issue Number 423
  • European acrylic fibre producers’ margins suffer with rising feedstock costs
  • Chinese acrylic fibre prices steady despite falling acrylonitrile costs
  • Global polyamide fibre demand remain soft – new capacity comes online in the US
  • Polyester stable demand in all regions weak except in the US weaving operations sector
  • End of GM strike gives renewed hope that PP fibre demand will now improve
  • Import volumes of viscose staple in Europe may continue to decline in Q4

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Engineering Thermoplastics
29 November 2019 Issue Number 136
  • Polyamide 6 resin prices weaken in Q4 amid continued slow demand
  • China polyamide 66 resin prices stabilise in October, but outlook unclear
  • US engineering plastics markets looking for boost after GM strike ends
  • Europe polycarbonate resin market struggling to regain stability in Q4
  • Demand, feedstock prices weighing down ABS market in all regions
  • US PBT resin demand sluggish in October as outlook remains bearish

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Ethylene Glycols • EO & EODs
29 November 2019 Issue Number 378
  • Ethylene hits $810/ton in China, rises 0.75 c/lb in the US but down €30/ton in Europe
  • MEG values in Asia over the past 30 days fluctuate in a range $530-550/ton cfr
  • MEG contracts stable-to-firm in the US. Spot remains flat amid growing exports
  • First November MEG deal at €625/ton in Europe. October ECP fixed at €632/ton ddp
  • Ethanolamines values stable-to-firm in the US, but down in Europe and China
  • DEG stable in China and the US, but soft in Europe. TEG values stable-to-weak

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5 - 6 December 2019

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