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Japanese producer reveals July PVC prices to Asia

New offers from Japan see monthly increases of $10-40/ton...

  • 12.06.2019

ASEAN manufacturing growth hits 9-month high in May

The PMI reading was up at 50.6 owing to higher new orders and output...

  • 07.06.2019

Thai PP, PE markets subdued by slowing economy, competitive imports

In Thailand, demand for PP and PE has been considerably affected by unstable economic sentiments and political uncertainty over the past couple of months. The local polyolefin markets have tracked a mostly stable to slightly softer trend since early 2019 in the face of persistently limited buying interest...

  • 06.06.2019

Thai producer cuts local PE prices

New offers represented a weekly decrease of THB1,000/ton ($32/ton)...

  • 05.06.2019

Tightness keeps PVC sentiment firm in Asia

PVC defies the softening in other polymers across Asia...

  • 05.06.2019

Japan's Mitsui plans to increase PP compound capacity in Thailand

The capacity is slated to be expanded by 13,000 tons/year…

  • 31.05.2019

Malaysia to return waste shipments to countries of origin

As much as 3,000 tons of plastic waste will be sent back…

  • 28.05.2019

PET prices hit new lows in Asia, Europe and Mediterranean markets

PET prices have been declining globally since the second half of April amid disappointing demand and many major markets touched fresh lows as of the end of last week. China has been the primary driver of this bearish trend due to sharp declines in upstream values, as well as the dampened market sentiment amid the trade war with the US...

  • 28.05.2019

Investigation ongoing for chemical explosion at Thai port

A fire in containers on board of a container ship has interrupted PVC shipments…

  • 27.05.2019

Will PE supplies from China flock to SEA?

China’s continuing excess of PE supply has raised questions of whether Chinese sellers will rush to divert their allocations to export outlets, particularly to Southeast Asia, over the near term...

  • 17.05.2019

Indonesian producer lifts June PVC prices to SE Asia

Their new K67 offers indicate visible increases from May...

  • 15.05.2019

Asian PVC players hold firm expectations for June

PVC players in Asia are voicing their firm expectations regarding June by pointing to a few bullish factors . However, expected hikes are mostly limited to small amounts of up to around $30/ton...

  • 09.05.2019

ASEAN manufacturing growth at five-month high in April

The headline PMI rose from 50.3 in March to 50.4 in April…

  • 02.05.2019

Thailand’s local PP, PE markets firm up on buoyant post-holiday demand

Polyolefin demand has been improving since the end of the Songkran holiday...

  • 30.04.2019

Thai SCG announces financial results for Q1 2019

The company’s revenue from sales was down by 5% on a yearly basis...

  • 29.04.2019

Thailand’s HMC to shut PP units for turnaround

The units will be taken down in turns...

  • 25.04.2019

Thai producer announces May PVC prices to SE Asia

The producer’s new offers are down on a monthly basis...

  • 22.04.2019

Chinese PVC sellers lift offers to SEA, India following Jiangsu explosion

Acetylene-based PVC supplies have tightened since the explosion...

  • 09.04.2019

Thai IRPC restarts ABS plant earlier than expected

The plant was initially due to return online next week…

  • 04.04.2019

Manufacturing conditions in ASEAN improve for first time in 2019

The March PMI rose to 50.3 from 49.6 in February…

  • 01.04.2019

Thai PTTGC to shut HDPE, LLDPE units for maintenance

The works will last for 25 days...

  • 01.04.2019

PP, PE buyers in Thailand resist hike attempts ahead of Songkran

In Thailand, domestic PP and PE producers have reportedly approached the market with modest hikes this week in line with regional trends. However, their price increases have met with resistance from buyers who preserve a cautious stance amid post-election uncertainties and the impending Songkran...

  • 28.03.2019

Indonesian and Thai producers announce April PVC offers to SE Asia

Two regional producers approached the markets with decreases for April...

  • 20.03.2019

Asian PS markets touch 4-month high amid volatile styrene

In China and Southeast Asia, import PS prices have maintained their stable to slightly firmer trend which has been mostly in place since the markets hit a more than one-year low in around early December...

  • 18.03.2019

Taiwanese producer lifts PS offers to Asia, buyers resist

Hike attempts met with lackluster demand from buyers in Asia...

  • 14.03.2019

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