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Fibres & Intermediates
29 May 2020 Issue Number 429
  • Chinese acrylic fibre consumers stockpile material as feedstock costs rise
  • Acrylic fibre operating rates in Europe to remain a low 40-50% in June
  • Chinese polyamide filament prices up due to higher feedstock costs
  • Polyester filament operating rates in Taiwan cut to 30-40% due to soft demand
  • Demand improves for nonwoven applications for face mask production
  • Indonesia becomes largest exporter of viscose staple to Europe

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Engineering Thermoplastics
29 May 2020 Issue Number 142
  • ABS prices strengthen in Asia; fall in Europe and US for May
  • Polyamide still suffering as global markets hit by COVID-19 pandemic
  • Polyacetals markets suffer less exposure to the automotive industry than most ETPs
  • PBT market struggles to rebound as automotive market makes slow recovery
  • Bio-based and recyclable/compostable plastics projects forge ahead, despite global slowdown
  • Polycarbonate demand into medical and protective equipment soars

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Polyamide & Intermediates
28 May 2020 Issue Number 481
  • Global polyamide markets struggle due to ongoing COVID-19 crisis
  • Higher benzene prices put pressure on China caprolactam values
  • Polyamide export demand in Asia falls due to COVID-19 lockdowns
  • Europe adipic acid demand slumps on stagnant PA 66, polyurethane
  • Tyrecord market activity comes to a standstill amid COVID-19 closures
  • Phenol demand in North America, Europe remains weak during May
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