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Polyamide & Intermediates
29 September 2020 Issue Number 485
  • Polyamide 6, caprolactam prices edge higher in Europe, North America
  • European adipic acid market prices increase €40/ton in September
  • China polyamide 66 engineering resin prices, demand increase
  • China’s Zhejiang Petrochemical achieves on-spec phenol output
  • Tyrecord demand in China improves as industrial output moves ahead
  • Taiwan’s CPDC purchases local PA 6 polymer producer Chainlon
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Ethylene Glycols • EO & EODs
29 September 2020 Issue Number 388
  • Ethylene firms $100/ton in China, stable in Europe, up 2.25 c/lb in the US
  • MEG China around $470/ton cfr amid stable demand and new domestic production
  • Tight MEG market in Europe. ECP not settled for September, fca above €700/ton
  • Only 35% of MEG capacity operating in the US; Force majeure on MEG and PET
  • Ethanolamine tightens in the US, balances in Europe and Asia. Prices firm globally
  • TEG market is long with weak demand. DEG balanced globally, but tight in the US

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Chlorine & Derivatives
29 September 2020 Issue Number 481
  • Asian EDC prices surge on tight supply
  • China starts an antidumping investigation on US PVC imports
  • US PVC supply remains very tight on production issues after the hurricanes
  • Asian PVC prices soar in global tight supply
  • European PVC prices jump on tight supply
  • Vinnolit will shut its PVC plant at Schkopau, Germany

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