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Petlin conducts LDPE shutdown in Malaysia

The unit is planned to resume operations in October after a scheduled maintenance…

  • 05.09.2019

Malaysia’s local PE market dives to a decade low

In Malaysia, local PE prices have been tracking a downward trend for six consecutive weeks in the face of persistently weak market sentiment...

  • 05.09.2019

ASEAN manufacturing sector continues to contract in August

The rate of deterioration in operating conditions quickened to the fastest since November 2015…

  • 03.09.2019

Petrochemicals (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd to resume styrene production

The 240,000 tons/year line was shut in July…

  • 29.08.2019

Malaysian producer announces Sept PP, PE prices to local market

New offers indicated rollovers to decreases from last month…

  • 29.08.2019

Export PET prices from China signal stabilization after 6 weeks of declines

Players in the Asian PET markets began exercising caution late last week, with several considering the possibility that the current downturn may be coming to an end after a six-week period of consecutive declines...

  • 20.08.2019

SEA PE market remains under pressure from flood of competitive US offers

Southeast Asia’s PE markets have been receiving an increasing number of US offers since China started to impose %25 tariffs on LLDPE and HDPE imports from the US in August 2018. US producers have raised their shipments to the region, particularly to Vietnam, to compensate for loss of market share in China...

  • 19.08.2019

Indonesian and Thai producers lift Sept PVC prices to SEA

The recent hike announcements came after a Taiwanese major lifted its September offers to Asia...

  • 16.08.2019

Petronas Chem 2Q earnings fall on-year

Malaysian producer sees lower prices eat into earnings as Pengerang complex keeps on track for 4Q commercial start...

  • 14.08.2019

Naphtha hits lowest of 2 years in Europe, 8 months in Asia; eyes on oil

Spot naphtha prices have been falling since early July both in Asia and Europe with cumulative losses reaching 15-16%. The recent levels suggest the lowest levels of 2 years in Europe and 8 months in Asia, according to the weekly average of ChemOrbis Price Index...

  • 13.08.2019

Asia’s September PVC outlook takes shape amid dwindling supplies

While players in Asia’s PVC markets have wrapped up their August business with decreases of $30/ton, the September outlook begins to take shape in the midst of tighter supplies, currency devaluations and a few other factors that may play a role in the decision-making process of suppliers...

  • 08.08.2019

Thin demand, volatile styrene keep SE Asia PS market under pressure

Southeast Asia’s import PS market has remained on a stable to softer note as the bearish sentiment persists in the face of tepid demand and the continuing volatility in the spot styrene market...

  • 02.08.2019

Manufacturing growth in ASEAN sinks to 2 year-low in July

Myanmar remained as the best performer while Singapore was at the bottom of the list...

  • 01.08.2019

Asia ABS prices soften going into August

Pressure on the market comes from a number of key developments led by lower styrene prices...

  • 24.07.2019

Indonesian and Thai producers reveal Aug PVC prices to SE Asia

New PVC K67 offers indicated decreases when compared to last month…

  • 24.07.2019

Propylene capacity to grow a third by 2030 led by China

Some 129 planned and announced plants are scheduled to come online over the next 11 years...

  • 22.07.2019

India initiates ADD probe on PS from six countries

Iran, Malaysia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, the UAE, and the US will be investigated for alleged dumping…

  • 18.07.2019

Petronas’ distillation tower catches fire after lightning in Malaysia

No casualties were reported in the incident…

  • 17.07.2019

Malaysia’s Toray to shut ABS plant in August

The plant has a production capacity of 350,000 tons/year...

  • 05.07.2019

Operating conditions in ASEAN deteriorate in June

The headline PMI slipped into contraction territory...

  • 01.07.2019

Will low ABS demand in Asia outshine cost-driven hikes?

Negative margins on the side of ABS makers coupled with higher spot butadiene prices in Asia helped import prices gain ground starting from mid-June in China. Southeast Asian ABS markets, however, have been unresponsive to the recent firming mainly due to discouraging buying appetite...

  • 28.06.2019

Petronas and Plastic Energy to collaborate in chemical recycling in Malaysia

The companies will jointly perform a feasibility study to build a new recycling plant…

  • 27.06.2019

PRefChem plans to restart cracker in Malaysia

The cracker was shut due to a fire in April…

  • 26.06.2019

Malaysian producer announces July PP, PE prices to local market

New offers indicate monthly decreases of up to MYR460/ton...

  • 26.06.2019

Asian ethylene-naphtha spread at almost 7-year low

The price spread between the weekly average prices of Asian spot ethylene and naphtha has narrowed to its lowest level since 2012 this week amid 10-year-low ethylene pricing, data from ChemOrbis Price Wizard showed...

  • 25.06.2019

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