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Demand slackens on steep PS, ABS hikes in Europe

Sellers trimmed their initial hike requests slightly…

  • 17.04.2019

Asian ABS sellers renew confidence in shadow of volatile styrene

Import ABS prices in China and Southeast Asia resumed their rising path last week after two weeks of declines. Strong crude oil futures encouraged sellers to adopt a firm stance although the ongoing fluctuations in the spot styrene market kept buyers cautious about making fresh purchases...

  • 15.04.2019

South Korean PS, ABS offers slightly up in Vietnam, Indonesia

Strong crude oil futures and higher styrene prices encouraged sellers to apply slight price hikes...

  • 10.04.2019

European ABS faces large hikes on heels of costs

In Europe, the ABS market witnessed sharp hikes on the back of stronger feedstock costs. However, players are discussing to what extent these increases can be absorbed, taking weak demand and ample supplies into account...

  • 08.04.2019

Trinseo announces April ABS offers in Europe

The producer applied double-digit hikes for the third month in a row…

  • 05.04.2019

Formosa delays ABS shutdown in China

The unit was initially planned to shut in March…

  • 04.04.2019

European PS, ABS emerge notably higher for April in Turkey

Rising monomer contracts drove fresh offers up...

  • 03.04.2019

Ineos Styrolution announces April PS, ABS offers in Europe

The producer applied PS hikes for the third straight month in line soaring upstream costs…

  • 02.04.2019

LATEST NEWS: China’s February polymer imports decline on month

Overall February imports fell 22.7% when compared to January...

  • 01.04.2019

LATEST NEWS: Turkey’s total polymer imports down on month, year in February

Imports of EPS, ABS and LLDPE recorded the most visible monthly drops…

  • 29.03.2019

ABS slightly softens after hitting 4-month high in China

Sellers revised their offers due to buyers’ resistance along with softer upstream costs...

  • 29.03.2019

LATEST NEWS: Italy’s Versalis plans ABS maintenance in April

One of the two units will be shut for 2 months…

  • 28.03.2019

A look back at China’s import polymer markets in Q1

As the end of the first quarter is near, ChemOrbis data suggest that PS and ABS prices in China’s import markets are closing the period higher than the early-year-levels. The gains in the PE market were only slight while PP prices failed to firm up. The PVC market, meanwhile, is ending the quarter lower...

  • 27.03.2019

Competitive imports cast a shadow on ABS in Europe

Import levels failed to stir buying interest…

  • 22.03.2019

Korean producer issues April PS, ABS offers to Turkey

Initial announcements pointed to a new round of increases on the month...

  • 20.03.2019

ABS extends uptrend in Asia on surging ACN

Suppliers have maintained their firm stance mainly due to higher spot ACN prices...

  • 14.03.2019

European ABS rebounds from 3-year low

In Europe, ABS suppliers approached the market with increases exceeding the monthly styrene hike of €60/ton for March in an attempt to improve their margins. However, they have had to trim their hike request upon apathetic buy interest...

  • 14.03.2019

Taiwan’s Chi Mei plans to start up new ABS plant

The proposed unit will have a production capacity of 600,000 tons/year...

  • 12.03.2019

LATEST NEWS: China’s polymer imports hit a fresh record in January

Imports were up by 6% on a year over year basis...

  • 07.03.2019

Ineos Styrolution announces March ABS offers in Europe

The producer lifted its prices for the second month in a row…

  • 04.03.2019

LATEST NEWS: Turkey’s Jan polymer imports climb almost 26% on month

Import volumes shrank by 16% when compared to January 2018, meanwhile...

  • 01.03.2019

Korean PS, ABS prices surface for March in Turkey

Initial offers from a producer emerged with monthly hikes...

  • 25.02.2019

Thai IRPC plans to shut ABS plant for turnaround

The shutdown will last around 47 days…

  • 20.02.2019

LATEST NEWS: Italy’s Nov polymer imports down marginally on year

The overall polymer imports of Italy were down to 438,880 tons…

  • 19.02.2019

S. Korean producer increases PS, ABS offers to Indonesia

Higher offers were attributed to the lack of sales pressure on the producer’s side and the firm sentiment in spot styrene prices…

  • 19.02.2019

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