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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

Weekly Market Drivers for the USA

A new mid-October $0.03/lb price increase has been announced, following the...

  • 25.09.2017

October butadiene contracts settle in Europe

According to market sources, butadiene contracts were settled for October in Europe. The new contract was agreed at...

  • 25.09.2017

Weekly Market Drivers for the USA

Weekly Market Drivers for the USA

  • 18.09.2017

More US producers move towards post-Harvey recovery

More US producers are revamping their operations in the post-Harvey period. Some have already returned to normal operating rates this week while there are still many...

  • 13.09.2017

Turkey’s local PS prices jump on rising import market

Turkey’s import PS markets recorded hefty increases for September. The locally-held markets followed suit soon enough with GPPS and HIPS prices hitting...

  • 11.09.2017

Weekly Market Drivers for the USA

Weekly Market Drivers for the USA

  • 11.09.2017

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

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

Borealis shuts Porvoo butadiene unit for turnaround

Austrian Borealis brought its butadiene unit in Porvoo, Finland offline due to...

  • 05.09.2017

September butadiene contracts settle in US

September butadiene contracts were settled in the US. The new settlement was agreed at...

  • 04.09.2017

Weekly Market Drivers for the USA

Weekly Market Drivers for the USA

  • 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

Latest US capacity update on polymers, feeds after Hurricane Harvey

RTI has provided the latest updates on the effects of Hurricane Harvey on the US petrochemical markets. There are two important graphs that show how much of US capacity for resins and feedstocks was taken offline. Plus, there is a comprehensive list of all of the petrochemical facilities...

  • 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

More US butadiene contracts nominated for September

More butadiene contracts were nominated for September in the US...

  • 28.08.2017

September butadiene contracts settle in Europe

Butadiene contracts were settled for September in Europe. The new contract was agreed at €...

  • 25.08.2017

Initial September butadiene contract announced in US

An initial butadiene contract was nominated for September...

  • 23.08.2017

Asian producers raise PS offers to Southeast Asia

Several Asian producers implemented increases on their PS offers to Southeast Asia this week on the back of...

  • 22.08.2017

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

Thai PTTGC awards contracts for its new cracker in Rayong

Thai PTT Global Chemical has been moving forward with its plans to build a naphtha fed steam cracker and several...

  • 16.08.2017

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

Firming PS trend in Asia falters on lower styrene, ABS remains unresponsive

The firm PS sentiment in Southeast Asia and China has faltered in the past two weeks as several regional producers elected to approach these markets with stable to softer offers due to recent losses in styrene prices. On the other hand, ABS markets defied the downturn in styrene amidst...

  • 02.08.2017

August butadiene contracts settle in US

July butadiene contracts were settled in the US...

  • 31.07.2017

Aug butadiene contracts settle in Europe

According to market sources, butadiene contracts have been settled for August in Europe. The new contract was agreed at...

  • 26.07.2017

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