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Epoxy Resins & Co-Reactants
25 September 2020 Issue Number 048
  • Hexion and Olin announce epoxy resins price increases for October
  • European and US LER prices roll over in September
  • Chinese LER prices significantly increase on strong demand and rising feedstocks
  • Hexion announces 2 c/lb increase on BPA from 1 October
  • Chinese BPA values climb due to tight supply and new polycarbonate capacities
  • ECH values in China soften as increased operating rates improve availability

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Caustic Soda
25 September 2020 Issue Number 481
  • US contract prices fall by $15/ton in August
  • In Brazil, local production of caustic soda remains low
  • Maintenance in Northwest Europe causes tightness and lack of exports
  • South Korean and Japanese exporters had to cut offers to $180-190/ton fob
  • Formosa Plastics restarts its 1,300 ktpa caustic soda plant
  • Chinese producers prefer to sell in the domestic China market

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PET Packaging Resin
24 September 2020 Issue Number 287
  • Polyester chain producers struggle with supply/demand and inventory issues
  • Start-up issues at Yizheng mitigate PIA over-supply and price competition
  • MEG China around $470/ton cfr amid stable demand and new domestic production
  • Ethylene firms up $100/ton in China, stable in Europe, up 2.25 c/lb in the US
  • Tight MEG market in Europe. ECP not settled for September, fca above €700/ton
  • Hurricane Laura causes PET trade flows to be are reorganised in North America

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