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Phthalates · Oxo-Alcohols
18 September 2017 Issue Number 429
  • US plasticisers supply tightens sharply in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
  • European plasticisers prices steady to weak
  • UPC starts up a new DINP dehydrogenated unit in Panjin,China
  • US oxo alcohols supply remains tight, two producers declare force majeure
  • 2-EH prices in China steady on improving supply
  • N-butanol prices in Asia recover amid improving acrylates market

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Acrylonitrile · Acrylic Fibre
15 September 2017 Issue Number 449
  • European propylene contract price for September settled at €830/ton
  • Global acrylonitrile market hit hard by Hurricane Harvey
  • Asian Acrylonitrile prices moved up sharply in the wake of Hurricane Harvey
  • Further drops seen in production rates for acrylic fibre in China
  • The European market for acrylic staple begins to improve after the holiday period
  • Asia, China ABS resin prices increase sharply on soaring feedstock values

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Acrylic Acid & Acrylates
14 September 2017 Issue Number 317
  • US market struggles in the aftermath of plant closures and force majeures following Hurricane Harvey
  • Price increases announced for October on acrylic acid and acrylates in the US
  • BASF lifts force majeure restrictions on acrylic acid and acrylates at Ludwigshafen
  • Chinese acrylic acid and acrylates prices firm on stronger demand
  • US MMA market tightens further as Lucite’s Beaumont plant went down due to Hurricane Harvey
  • European MMA market remains firm, and prices have moved up again in September

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