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Phthalates · Oxo-Alcohols
17 December 2018 Issue Number 444
  • US plasticisers prices steady to slight down in December
  • European C9/C10 plasticisers stable for the most part, supply remains tight
  • European Oxo alcohols supply tighter on production problems in the region
  • US 2-ethylhexanol prices slide lower, on falling propylene
  • Chinese plasticisers prices slip again in the second week of December
  • Oxo alcohols prices in China follow propylene down

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Orthoxylene · Phthalic Anhydride
14 December 2018 Issue Number 480
  • Global mixed xylenes prices down again but premiums in Europe remain high
  • US OX contract price for December decreases by 6 c/lb to 40 c/lb
  • European OX contract price for December declines by €30/ton to €840/ton
  • Asian OX supply still short but prices continue to come off
  • European PA market stable, Lanxess and OBC down for maintenance
  • Asian PA prices down despite lower inventories in China

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Acrylonitrile · Acrylic Fibre
14 December 2018 Issue Number 464
  • US and Europe acrylonitrile prices continue falling this month
  • China acrylonitrile spot prices recovered by Rmb600/ton from low point
  • Global propylene prices continue dropping
  • Asian ABS producers have long-term worries on downstream
  • Chinese acrylic fibre producers raise production despite little demand improvement
  • European fibre shipments marginally improve with better business noted in Turkey

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