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Will ABS markets in Europe and Asia defy lower styrene costs?

Players in Europe and Asia are currently questioning whether lower styrene costs will dominate the near-term outlook of the ABS market or they will be counterbalanced by...

  • 26.09.2017

Asian ABS producers’ ongoing firm pricing policy not followed by traders

Players operating in China reported that ABS producers across Asia elected to maintain their firm pricing policies for another week while...

  • 25.09.2017

Supply concerns mounting in Europe on transportation, logistics issues

A rail line in southern Germany was closed at the end of August due to a construction work near Karlsruhe, which has caused shipment disruptions, force majeure declarations to Italy and Switzerland and rising transportation fees in the industry. This has been followed by...

  • 25.09.2017

Turkey resumes requirement of consulate approval for Iranian imports

According to the information obtained from Boykan Gumruk Musavirligi, Turkey will resume the requirement of consulate approval for all import products from Iran starting from September 21...

  • 20.09.2017

Ineos Styrolution declares FM on ABS, PS to Switzerland, Italy

A source close to the company confirmed that Ineos Styrolution has declared a force majeure on its ABS, PS deliveries to Switzerland and Italy due to the...

  • 15.09.2017

RTI: Hurricane Harvey Status Update

In RTI’s update before the weekend, things are starting to turn up from a logistical standpoint, with only about...

  • 08.09.2017

Turkey’s overall polymer imports rise in July

According to ChemOrbis Import Statistics, Turkey’s total polymer imports were up by...

  • 08.09.2017

Asian PS, ABS makers seek three-digit hikes in Turkey for Sept

Turkish players were shaken by the drastic increases of more than $200/ton sought by Asian PS and ABS producers...

  • 08.09.2017

Updates on planned return of petchem plants in US after Harvey

According to market sources, more producers are trying to resume operations at their plants in the post-Harvey period after...

  • 06.09.2017

ABS prices surge both in Asia and Europe on heels of styrene

Styrene prices have been globally soaring on the back of supply concerns, which have exacerbated recently particularly in the aftermath of...

  • 05.09.2017

Trinseo announces increases for PS, ABS for September

According to a statement on the company’s website, Trinseo announced price increases for all...

  • 04.09.2017

Ineos Styrolution announces Sept PS, ABS offers

According to a statement on the company’s website, Ineos Styrolution announced its PS and ABS prices for September with respective increases of €...

  • 01.09.2017

Surging styrene fuels firming trend in Asia’s import ABS, PS markets

Import ABS and PS prices in Asia tracked surging styrene firmer this week and recorded a new round of sizeable increases. Data from ChemOrbis Price Index suggest that China’s and Southeast Asia’s import PS and ABS markets have hit their highest levels since...

  • 31.08.2017

Import ABS offers see $2000 and above in China and SE Asia

Players in China and Southeast Asia reported that import ABS offers at and above the $2000/ton threshold emerged this week as some sellers...

  • 29.08.2017

China’s July polymer imports marginally down on month, up on year

ChemOrbis Import Statistics reveal that China’s total polymer imports edged down only marginally by around...

  • 28.08.2017

Bullish ABS trend cools off in Asia, players’ eyes on costs

ABS prices in Asian markets were on an increasing trend for around three months, mainly driven by reduced supplies from several producers across the region. However, the bullish trend has toned down recently as...

  • 18.08.2017

Turkey-Singapore FTA in final stage, date of entry into force set

According to a statement published on the Official Gazette on August 15, 2017, Turkey’s cabinet of ministers approved...

  • 17.08.2017

ABS sellers’ firm stance eases in China, SEA despite higher costs

Players in China’s and Southeast Asia’s ABS markets reported that some sellers were willing to concede to discounts this week after they...

  • 17.08.2017

Consulate approval for Iranian imports set to return in Turkey

Turkey started to require consulate approval for the invoices of the imports of Iranian material following an implementation...

  • 15.08.2017

Ineos Styrolution announces August PS, ABS offers

According to a statement on the company’s website, Ineos Styrolution announced its PS and ABS prices for August with...

  • 03.08.2017

Turkey’s H1 imports up only marginally, still at a record

According to the data from ChemOrbis Import Statistics, Turkey imported...

  • 01.08.2017

Turkey’s overall polymer imports drop in June

According to ChemOrbis Import Statistics, Turkey’s total polymer imports were down by...

  • 31.07.2017

China’s polymer imports hit record high in H1, HDPE contributes the most

Data from ChemOrbis Import Statistics revealed that China’s cumulative polymer imports in the first half of 2017 hit a record high since 2001, when ChemOrbis started keeping records. The country’s cumulative polymer imports reached more than...

  • 31.07.2017

China’s polymer imports rise in June

China’s total polymer imports increased in June after showing...

  • 28.07.2017

Turkish traders struggle with delivery issues from Iran

An increasing number of players in Turkey have been facing delivery issues from Iran in the recent days. According to widespread reports, PP and PE shipments from Iran have come to a standstill after...

  • 28.07.2017

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