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Epoxy Resins & Co-Reactants
20 January 2017 Issue Number 005
  • US epoxy resin producers announce 5 c/lb increase for January
  • Increases of €50-100/ton succeed in January/February epoxy business in Europe
  • European producers seek a further €100-150/ton hike for February
  • BPA prices increased globally but over-supply now adding pressure
  • Stockbuilding ahead of the Chinese New Year pushes BPA, ECH prices up
  • Rising spot propylene will push US and European epichlorhydrin prices up

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Engineering Thermoplastics
20 January 2017 Issue Number 102
  • North American polyamide 6 prices up by around 6 c/lb …
  • … encouraging growing exports from an oversupplied Europe
  • Luxi Chemical firms plans to triple polycarbonate capacity
  • PBT continues to climb in Asia and China on firmer feedstocks
  • Spiralling butadiene and firm styrene push up global ABS prices…
  • … supported by surge in demand for Chinese household appliances
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Maleic Anhydride ยท 1,4-Butanediol
20 January 2017 Issue Number 309
  • Butane price increases puts pressure on maleic anhydride producers in the US and Europe
  • Chinese maleic ahydride prices expected to remain firm after the Spring Festival
  • US and European BDO producers achieve price increases for Q1
  • Chinese BDO prices continue to rise, pressurizing derivative markets
  • UPR demand in China slows ahead of Spring Festival holidays
  • European polyester polyol producers face substantial feedstock hikes in early 2017

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