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Acrylonitrile · Acrylic Fibre
27 October 2016 Issue Number 438
  • Green Lake acrylonitrile slowdown continues to limit supply
  • Rally in propylene prices loses steam in US and Asia
  • Weak acrylic fibre prices mean that producers lose money
  • One of two acrylic fibre producers in Taiwan throws in the towel
  • Trinseo makes plans to produce ABS at a new plant in China
  • LG Chem to convert polystyrene unit to produce more ABS

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Chlor-Alkali & Vinyls
27 October 2016 Issue Number 434
  • Chemtrade Logistics makes a hostile bid to takeover Canexus chlor-alkali assets
  • An explosion and fire is reported at BASF’s Ludwigshafen complex in Germany
  • Tata Chemicals completes installation of £5.5 million turbine at UK soda ash site
  • CABB has recently completed its chlor-alkali conversion project in Switzerland
  • New offers for PVC pricing in the Asian market are up $40/ton for November
  • Most regional caustic soda markets saw price rises this month as markets tight

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PET Packaging Resin
26 October 2016 Issue Number 240
  • Explosion and fire at BASF Ludwigshafen has little effect on MEG markets
  • MEG prices in Europe remain too low for US arbitrage opportunities
  • Paraxylene prices maintain relative stability in all regions
  • PTA demand wanes with northern hemisphere summer PET resin season
  • A force majeure and good late season demand keep US PET resin supply balanced
  • Stable raw materials underpin Chinese PET resin pricing despite easing demand

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