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Acrylic Acid & Acrylates
15 October 2020 Issue Number 354
  • US propylene contract price for September rolls over
  • European propylene contract price for October settles at a reduction of €12.50
  • US downstream demand for acrylates shows further improvements in October
  • Acrylates prices firmer in Europe due to a number of outages; BA is particularly bullish
  • Evonik plans to carve out SAP and acrylic acid business
  • Asian acrylic acid and acrylates prices soar in October on tighter supply and improved demand

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Bio-Materials & Intermediates
13 October 2020 Issue Number 086
  • Special Report: Sustainable aviation fuel projects continue amid COVID-19 crisis
  • Borealis, Borouge and ITOCHU to collaborate in renewable PP development and sales
  • Chinese succinic acid supply still remains tight
  • ChainCraft plans to scale-up its fermentation-based fatty acids derived from food waste
  • Sironix Renewables to scale-up its oleofuran surfactant production with recently-closed seed funding
  • Several major producers announced capacity expansions for PLA and PHA

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Acetic Acid · Vinyl Acetate
7 October 2020 Issue Number 397
  • Global acetyls prices increase late Q3 on firmer market balances
  • US Gulf Coast producers proceeding with busy turnaround slate
  • European Commission places ADDs on Chinese PVOH imports
  • Methanol contract, spot prices continue upward during September
  • South Korea’s Lotte BP completes VAM capacity expansion work
  • Europe market participants cautious on COVID-19, Brexit concerns

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