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Phthalates · Oxo-Alcohols
17 September 2019 Issue Number 453
  • US plasticisers prices roll over into September
  • European plasticisers prices fall on lower raw materials and poor demand
  • US Oxo alcohol prices mostly steady in September
  • Plasticisers prices in China increase on the back of rising feedstocks
  • Higher crude oil prices support increases in propylene and 2-EH prices in China
  • Chinese n-butanol prices lose some momentum as supply improves

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Caustic Soda
16 September 2019 Issue Number 469
  • Georgia-Pacific bleached board mill, Arkansas to shutdown in October
  • Alpart in Nain, Jamaica shutdowns amid weak alumina prices
  • Brazilian market oversupplied, producers cut offers
  • Formosa Plastics began the planned turnaround in Mailiao, Taiwan
  • Japanese suppliers cut offers to relieve inventory pressure
  • China unable to attract buying interest owing to competitive Japanese cargoes

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Orthoxylene · Phthalic Anhydride
13 September 2019 Issue Number 489
  • The end of the gasoline-blending season is pushing US mixed xylenes prices down
  • The US orthoxylene contract price for September settles at 37 c/lb, down 4 c/lb
  • The West European orthoxylene contract price for September has not settled yet
  • Asian orthoxylene prices up as upstream values firm and supply tightens
  • US and European phthalic anhydride prices continue to slide. Demand is soft
  • Chinese PA prices up as raw materials costs increase

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