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Phenol · Acetone & Derivatives
15 June May 2018 Issue Number 282
  • European producers nominate €40/ton increase on Q3 phenol adders
  • Propylene increase of €80/ton hurt European acetone margins
  • CNOOC/Shell’s phenol/acetone plant starts commissioning process
  • BPA tight in all regions as trade heats up in China
  • Polycarbonate prices weaken in China as market enters summer lull
  • Weak demand drives Chinese MMA prices lower in June

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Acrylonitrile · Acrylic Fibre
15 June 2018 Issue Number 458
  • Global propylene prices still increasing
  • Asian acrylonitrile spot prices strengthen to nearly $2100/ton cfr in June
  • Tight acrylonitrile supply caused by continuous shutdowns in China
  • Good global demand for ABS continues but margins decrease
  • Chinese acrylic fibre margins increase due to production cuts
  • US acrylic spun yarn demand improves as spinners reduce capacity

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Phthalates · Oxo-Alcohols
15 June 2018 Issue Number 438
  • US plasticisers prices surge in June, further increases announced for July
  • European plasticisers prices see moderate increases
  • Grupa Azoty declares force majeure in plasticisers and Oxo alcohols
  • US and European 2-EH prices jump on tightening supply
  • Plasticisers supply in China tighter on several turnarounds
  • Chinese Oxo alcohols supply affected during the summit in Qingdao

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