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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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Synthetic Fibres
7 December 2016 Issue Number 388
  • FCFC confirms the complete closure of its acrylic plant in Taiwan which began in October
  • Higher raw material costs hit Asian polyamide demand, forcing producers to cut output
  • The polyester filament yarn and staple fibre markets in China are in confident mood
  • The average operating rate for the polyester industry in India falls to around 50%
  • Demand for polyester BCF and textile filament in North America is reduced by holidays
  • Shipments of polypropylene staple to nonwoven customers in West Europe are strong

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Bio-Materials & Intermediates
30 November 2016 Issue Number 039
  • European project aims at production of lignocellulosic-derived levulinic acid
  • Japanese partnership to market high impact resistant resin based on PA11
  • Saudi Aramco has acquired Novomer’s Converge® CO2-based polyols business
  • Total, Corbion form PLA joint venture
  • Global prices remain stable for fatty alcohols
  • CHEMICAL PROFILE: Dodecanedioic acid (DDDA)

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Polyamide & Intermediates
28 November 2016 Issue Number 439
  • Buyers rush to market as caprolactam prices rise in Asia
  • Higher caprolactam costs squeeze polyamide 6 margins
  • Cyclohexanone shortages curb caprolactam production
  • New benzene units in India and Saudi Arabia to ease supply
  • European polyamide 6 producers aim to increase US sales
  • New adipic acid start-ups in China to exacerbate oversupply

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