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Polyamide & Intermediates
28 April 2017 Issue Number 444
  • Polyamide polymer prices make further gains in Europe on tight supplies
  • Europe caprolactam producers see margin improvement during April
  • US polyamide polymer markets see firm price levels hold in April
  • China polyamide polymer demand softens amid feedstock concerns
  • China caprolactam producers lower output in April on weak demand
  • Adipic acid demand remains strong in North America, Europe in Q2

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Phthalates · Oxo-Alcohols
27 April 2017 Issue Number 424
  • US plasticiser prices climb in April
  • European DOTP supply remains tight, prices surge
  • Chinese plasticisers prices decrease on falling feedstocks and soft demand
  • US oxo alcohols prices move up but propylene settles down in April
  • N-butanol supply in West Europe remains very tight with no improvement in sight
  • Oxo alcohols prices in China slide lower amid falling propylene

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Acrylonitrile · Acrylic Fibre
26 April 2017 Issue Number 404
  • Asian propylene spot prices fall sharply as balance returns to the market
  • Tight supply sustains global acrylonitrile prices at the current high level
  • Second-quarter maintenance shutdowns to keep US and Asian markets tight
  • European acrylonitrile prices move up due to ongoing tightness in the market
  • Asian acrylic fibre producers start to slow down at the end of high season
  • ABS demand recovers in Asia with seasonal demand boost and lower prices

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