TECNON ORBICHEM

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Tecnon OrbiChem has been a leader in providing data and analysis to the petrochemical industry since 1976. We are now one of the world's foremost marketing consultancies to the bulk chemicals, petrochemicals and plastics industries. We specialise in Chemical Intermediates, Synthetic Fibres and Resins.

Tecnon OrbiChem provides independent, expert assistance on projects and strategic issues. We offer a unique combination of up-to-date market information and in-depth analysis through monthly business reports and proprietary databases.

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Acrylonitrile · Acrylic Fibre
23 February 2017 Issue Number 402
  • Green Lake restart fails to curb rising acrylonitrile price trend
  • US acrylonitrile export prices push past $1500/ton fob US Gulf
  • European acrylonitrile prices higher in a tighter February market
  • Propylene prices surge in North America, reach a peak in Asia
  • ABS demand in Asia remains strong despite stiff price increases
  • Price increases allow Asian acrylic fibre margins to improve

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Unsaturated Polyester Resins
23 February 2017 Issue Number 104
  • US UPR producers announce two prices increases for February
  • European UPR suppliers announce third increase of €100-200/ton for February
  • Atmosa’s phthalic anhydride unit remains in force majeure, flake prices surge
  • Chinese phthalic prices recover on improved demand higher feedstocks prices
  • DEG prices rose in US and Europe on tight supply, but fell in China
  • MEG stayed tight in the US and prices went up by 2-3 c/lb


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Phthalates · Oxo-Alcohols
23 February 2017 Issue Number 422
  • Preliminary antidumping announced against Korean DOTP imports into the US
  • Plasticisers prices in Europe increase, DOTP supply tightens
  • Chinese plasticisers prices remain in an uptrend after the holidays
  • US oxo alcohol prices surge on soaring propylene
  • ZAK declares force majeure at its oxo alcohols unit in Poland
  • Butanol prices in West Europe surge amid tight supply

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