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Phenol · Acetone & Derivatives
16 August 2017 Issue Number 272
  • Phenol prices depressed as oversupply pervades in all regions
  • Acetone prices weaken as supply returns to balance in all regions
  • Bisphenol A prices roll over as US availability remains snug
  • European bisphenol A market prices soften in summer slowdown
  • US MMA tighter as Lucite suffers unplanned outage at Beaumont, US
  • Demand for polycarbonate still very strong in all regions

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Orthoxylene · Phthalic Anhydride
15 August 2017 Issue Number 464
  • US MX prices improved in August as crude and gasoline prices strengthened
  • US OX contract price increased by 0.5 c/lb to 37.5 c/lb for August
  • European OX contract agreed down by €30/ton at €750/ton
  • Chinese OX market sentiment is weak but prices have improved since early July
  • European phthalic anhydride market well supplied amidst summer slow down
  • Chinese phthalic anhydride supply has improved and prices have moved down

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Maleic Anhydride · 1,4-Butanediol
14 August 2017 Issue Number 316
  • Ashland declares force majeure on BDO and THF in Germany
  • Butanes prices increasing worldwide
  • Increase in n-butane price in US prompts maleic price increase
  • Asian maleic prices firm on higher butanes values
  • Lanxess maleic force majeure lifted 20 July
  • Auto sales in Europe continue to increase in July

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