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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Phenol · Acetone & Derivatives
18 July 2018 Issue Number 283
  • US phenol producers nominate Q3 adders of 2-5 c/lb
  • Spot phenol prices climb to +€380/ton above the July benzene contract
  • European acetone producers push for increases based on higher propylene costs
  • Lucite’s UK MMA plant increases operating rates – acetone demand to improve
  • Tight bisphenol A supply in the US sees spot prices climb
  • One BPA deal hits new record of €2150/ton in Europe

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Epoxy Resins & Co-Reactants
16 July 2018 Issue Number 023
  • LER prices in US fall by 5-7 c/lb as market threatens to move into oversupply
  • Re-emergence of Asian export offers causes price confusion in LER market
  • Tight bisphenol A supply in the US sees spot prices climb
  • One BPA deal hits new record of €2150/ton in Europe
  • ECH tight in Europe and the US, but prices still struggling in China
  • Chinese ECH prices rise as plant turnarounds tighten supply

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Maleic Anhydride · 1,4-Butanediol
16 July 2018 Issue Number 327
  • US maleic prices move up for June but steady for July, despite butane surge
  • Chinese maleic export prices soften deeply
  • European maleic prices begin to rollover for third quarter
  • European BDO affected by oil spill at Botlek
  • US polyols producers seek price increases
  • European UPR prices up, demand stable but is starting to show some softness

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