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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Phthalates · Oxo-Alcohols
18 September 2018 Issue Number 441
  • US plasticisers prices increase in September on higher feedstock costs
  • European plasticisers prices mostly steady with some increases reported
  • Oxo alcohols prices in Europe remain stable, Perstorp starts its shutdown
  • Minor to moderate increases reported for US Oxo alcohol prices
  • DOTP price in China jump on surging PTA
  • China announces antidumping duties on some NBA imports

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Phenol · Acetone & Derivatives
17 September 2018 Issue Number 285
  • New CNOOC/Shell phenol/acetone plant unexpectedly shuts down
  • European phenol spot prices €380-450/ton above the benzene contract
  • Acetone offers in Europe heard at extreme lows of €550/ton
  • Chinese polycarbonate prices lose 25% of their value over four months
  • Polycarbonate Asian import prices drop by $350-450/ton in September
  • US MMA producers seek further hike in September on tight supply

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Acrylonitrile · Acrylic Fibre
17 September 2018 Issue Number 461
  • Tight supply keeps pushing global acrylonitrile prices upwards
  • Propylene price trends diverge: US down, Europe and Asia up
  • Asian acrylonitrile spot prices hit $2250/ton cfr in September
  • High feedstock costs reduced ABS margin in recent months
  • Chinese acrylic fibre producers reducing production in response to weak margins
  • European acrylic fibre demand starting slowly following August’s holidays

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