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Epoxy Resins & Co-Reactants
25 February 2020 Issue Number 041
  • US producers announce 10-12 c/lb increases for March epoxy resin contracts
  • European LER values increase due to rising feedstock costs and tightening supply
  • Pre-buying in Asia pushes LER prices up but demand in China is still low
  • Bisphenol A values in Europe climb rapidly due to short supply
  • Turnarounds in all regions shorten availability of ECH
  • Olin announces price increases for ECH in all regions from 1 March

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Unsaturated Polyester Resins
25 February 2020 Issue Number 140
  • US UPR prices largely flat, demand is stable at low levels
  • European UPR prices down, demand is softer and the market remains competitive
  • Asian UPR market activity is slow as the virus outbreak impacts logistics and activity
  • US and European maleic contract prices stable but spot prices are firmer
  • Global styrene prices softer as crude oil and benzene prices retreat
  • Phthalic anhydride demand stable in Europe and US. The Asian market is weak

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Phenol ยท Acetone & Derivatives
21 February 2020 Issue Number 302
  • Ineos’s force majeure on phenol/acetone at its Antwerp site continues
  • Turnaround season in all regions will keep phenol supply snug
  • Acetone spot prices significantly increase in the US and Europe
  • US acetone 2020 contract discounts to be settled on a monthly/quarterly basis
  • Bisphenol A values in Europe climbing rapidly due to short supply
  • Methyl methacrylate values see further reductions amidst soft demand

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