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Fibres & Intermediates
31 March 2020 Issue Number 427
  • Crude oil prices fall sharply on weak demand; benzene plunges
  • Acrylic fibre import volumes down but European manufacturers increase production
  • Polyamide filament prices in China fall in March due to high inventory levels
  • West European polyester filament producers nervous about low-priced imports
  • Demand in China for polyester staple fibre is improving
  • PPF demand for face masks, protective clothing and filtration products surges

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Engineering Thermoplastics
31 March 2020 Issue Number 140
  • Chinese markets start to recover from COVID-19 then falter as global demand falls
  • European polycarbonate market remains tight due to Antwerp force majeure
  • Automobile plant closures push back engineering plastics demand
  • All three ABS feedstocks see price drops for March following decline in crude oil value
  • Uncertainty over COVID-19 in Europe and North America stymies demand
  • Lower feedstock costs and weak demand dampen PC prices in China

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Polyamide & Intermediates
27 March 2020 Issue Number 479
  • COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic worsens outside of China
  • Europe, US experience rapid spread of virus during March
  • Crude oil prices fall sharply on weak demand; benzene plunges
  • China’s PA market demand was weak amid falling feedstocks
  • Polyamide 66 resin producers anxious over April demand levels
  • Caprolactam market bracing for tough conditions in all regions
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