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PS, ABS prices hit all-time highs in Europe; a record gap with Asia
by Manolya Tufan
April hikes carried European PS and ABS markets to unprecedented levels as the rally gained momentum amid surging costs, while Asian markets were softer under the shadow of weak demand. Since Europe has been trading well above global markets, particularly Asia, the disparity between the two regions has grown big enough to set a new record...

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Plastic resin industry on another bumpy ride: War-driven energy hikes
by Esra Ersöz
Having grappled with the pandemic in 2020 and major supply chain woes in 2021, the petchem industry is this time buckling up for another bumpy ride given rocketing energy hikes. Players across the globe are gripped by ‘very high costs’ and relentless supply limitations on one hand, and growing concerns over a possible demand destruction on the other...

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European PS, ABS markets open 2022 on firm footing
by Merve Madakbaşı
Spot polystyrene (PS) and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) markets in Europe opened the new year with hike requests from producers. The main factor propping up the markets was rising upstream costs. Previously, both PS and ABS prices moved within narrow ranges throughout November and December amid production hiccups and year-end lull...

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Asia ABS market closes 2021 on weak footing
by Manolya Tufan
Asian ABS markets have mostly been on a downward trend since around mid-September if occasional upticks are disregarded. A confluence of bearish factors including rising supplies, the off-season and lower spot styrene prices kept the momentum tilted to the downside during the fourth quarter of 2021...

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European players evaluate impact of energy surcharge on polymer markets
by Manolya Tufan
In Europe, the unprecedented surge in energy costs has rattled regional polymer markets that have been facing other setbacks driven by the pandemic. Several producers announced their plans to implement an energy surcharge on their prices, addressing the sudden and abrupt hikes in natural gas and electricity prices leading to a significant erosion of margins...

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About ChemOrbis ABS prices and Plastic News

ABS; Acrylonitrile (ACN) is a polymer formed by the combination of butadiene and styrene feedstocks. Since it is a durable plastic; ABS is frequently used in automotive, electrical-electronics and household appliances.

There are natural, black and white types of ABS, which are then divided in injection and extrusion applications. The usage of natural type is much more common.

While South Korea and Taiwan are the top ABS exporters in the world market, China maintains its position as the biggest buyer by accounting for more than 40% of world’s imports alone.

ChemOrbis ABS prices and Plastics News section contain information on the market trends, as well as supply-demand factors and production costs that determine the pricing, statistics on imports and exports, along with maintenance shutdowns, restarts, and new capacities related to ABS facilities.


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