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Acrylic Acid & Acrylates
7 August 2020 Issue Number 352
  • US propylene contract prices increase by 6c/lb in July on reduced supply
  • European propylene contract prices up by €30/ton for August
  • US acrylic acid and acrylates producers seek price increases following 6c/lb raw material hike
  • European acrylic acid and acrylates demand variable in August
  • Chinese AA and acrylate prices soften on supply/demand imbalance
  • US MMA producers seek hikes for August in response to firming feedstocks

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Polyurethanes & Intermediates
7 August 2020 Issue Number 297
  • Borsodchem starts annual MDI and TDI turnarounds
  • Covestro announces force majeure at European MDI plant
  • Covestro announces TDI turnaround in Europe
  • BASF announces force majeure at US TDI plant
  • European and US BDO pricing settle at discounts
  • US MPG producers announce price increases
  • Price hikes for US MDI, TDI and polyols announced

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Acetic Acid ยท Vinyl Acetate
7 August 2020 Issue Number 395
  • Global acetyls markets hoping for clear signs of recovery during Q3
  • China acetic acid prices rally in early Q3, but trend lower late July
  • US acetic acid market enjoys relative stability at beginning of Q3
  • VAM turnarounds in Asia expected to tighten market supplies in Q3
  • Europe ethyl acetate market slump continues as prices drop in July
  • Tighter methanol supplies boost spot prices in all regions in July

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