TECNON ORBICHEM

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Tecnon OrbiChem has been a leader in providing data and analysis to the petrochemical industry since 1976. We are now one of the world's foremost marketing consultancies to the bulk chemicals, petrochemicals and plastics industries. We specialise in Chemical Intermediates, Synthetic Fibres and Resins.

Tecnon OrbiChem provides independent, expert assistance on projects and strategic issues. We offer a unique combination of up-to-date market information and in-depth analysis through monthly business reports and proprietary databases.

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Acrylic Acid & Acrylates
17 October 2018 Issue Number 330
  • US propylene contract settles up 1c/lb in September; European October contract up €20/ton
  • European 2-EH prices stabilise in September on improved availability
  • US 2-EH and n-butanol producers seek stable prices in October
  • European acrylic acid and acrylates demand slower in September and early October
  • Chinese acrylic acid and acrylates prices spike on firmer feedstocks, higher demand and shutdowns
  • South Korea sees slower PMMA demand in September and October


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Polyurethanes & Intermediates
15 October 2018 Issue Number 275
  • Covestro announces investment in world scale US MDI plant
  • Triple digit decreases for European TDI prices
  • BASF’s MPG European plant starts planned turnaround
  • More price increase announcements for US MPG
  • BDO quarter four price negotiations ongoing
  • US MDI listed on trade war between the US and China

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Acetic Acid ยท Vinyl Acetate
15 October 2018 Issue Number 373
  • China domestic, export acetic acid prices increase in September
  • Europe Q4 acetic acid contract talks extended due to varying opinions
  • Celanese shuts Clear Lake, Texas, VAM unit for debottleneck work
  • China ethyl acetate market demand under pressure during Q4
  • Europe Q4 methanol contract settles higher at €428/ton fob Rotterdam
  • US methanol contract edges higher to 148-149 c/gal for October

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