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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Acetic Acid ยท Vinyl Acetate
10 August 2018 Issue Number 371
  • BP re-starts Texas City, Texas, acetic acid plant in July
  • DowDuPont resumes production at Texas VAM unit
  • China’s acetic acid prices slump, then ease higher in July
  • Eastman signs acetic acid supply agreement deal with BP
  • Celanese selling its acetic acid-based ethanol unit, technology
  • August US methanol contracts see first decrease in five months

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Acrylic Acid & Acrylates
9 August 2018 Issue Number 328
  • US propylene contract for July rolls over whilst European contract rises €8/ton
  • European 2-EH and n-butanol availability better this month
  • European acrylic acid and acrylates market stable in August
  • Low Rhine water levels impact European logistics due to high temperatures
  • Chinese acrylic acid and acrylates operating rates increase to 70-75%
  • MMA supply in China curtailed this month by a number of maintenance shutdowns


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Bio-Materials & Intermediates
8 August 2018 Issue Number 060
  • Special Report: Sleeping Giant, FDCA, Still Pretty Groggy
  • Braskem starts bio-EVA resin production from sugarcane ethanol
  • Biochemtex, Beta Renewables will be auctioned in September
  • Cathay Industrial Biotech starts bio-1,5 PDA facility in China
  • US fatty acid price firms on higher tallow costs
  • Chemical Profile: Caprolactam

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