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Maleic Anhydride · 1,4-Butanediol
15 July 2020 Issue Number 351
  • Polynt to build 50 ktpa maleic anhydride plant in the US
  • Maleic anhydride prices fairly stable globally as world economy slowly recovers
  • European UPR prices down €10-20/ton, demand 20-30% off normal levels
  • BDO supply remains long and demand sluggish, globally
  • UPR demand in US and Europe continues to improve for June, early July
  • PTMEG demand improving with automotive sector recovery - but pace is slow

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Acrylic Acid & Acrylates
10 July 2020 Issue Number 351
  • US propylene contracts firm by 0.5c/lb in June
  • European propylene contract price increases by €75/ton in July
  • US acrylic acid and acrylates demand slightly improved in July
  • European GAA and acrylates producers push for July price increases on feedstock hike
  • Increased supply and soft demand drive down Chinese GAA and acrylates prices in July
  • Following an uptrend in prices in May and June, Chinese MMA prices changed direction in July

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Acetic Acid · Vinyl Acetate
10 July 2020 Issue Number 394
  • Ineos to acquire BP’s acetyls, aromatics businesses for $5 billion
  • Deal includes acetic acid/PTA production assets, technologies
  • Acetic acid market demand in China remains weak in late June
  • VAM producers facing continued margin squeeze at start of Q3
  • Europe spot ethyl acetate prices slump heavily during June
  • Cerdia plans to close Roussillon acetic anhydride, acetate flake site

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