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Pace of PS drops in Asia slackens; ABS downtrend in full swing
by Manolya Tufan
Styrenics markets in China and Southeast Asia remained on a downward trend during the week ending June 2. Although sluggish demand continued to weigh on prices, the pace of PS decreases has slackened lately amid firming spot styrene prices. Meanwhile, the ABS downtrend that has been in place in the past seven weeks is still at a full swing...
05-07-2021


ABS , Europe , HIPS , Northwest Europe , Price , GPPS , PS , Italy

Europe’s PS, ABS markets come off peaks on plunging costs
by Manolya Tufan
The longest-ever rising streak in Europe’s ABS markets has ceased in June as prices have come off their peaks on the back of the sharp styrene drop and improving availability. PS prices also reversed the course after witnessing massive hikes in the past 7 months...
07-06-2021


ABS , India , HDPE , GPPS , China , PE , PP Copolymer , PET , Thailand , LLDPE , PVC , Japan , Asia Pacific , Indonesia , PP Homo , PP , Malaysia , HIPS , Price , Taiwan , Singapore , Philippines , South Korea , SEA & India , LDPE , Vietnam , PS

Asian polymer markets unfazed by crude oil rally
by Pınar Polat  and Merve Sezgün
Import prices for most polymers in Asia have continued their downturn this week, defying the oil rally. Overall sentiment has remained weak across regional countries mostly due to mounting concerns over demand hit by the resurgence of COVID-19 particularly in Southeast Asia and India...
04-06-2021


ABS , India , PET , PVC , Price , PE , PS , PP

India’s polymer demand slowly heals pandemic-inflicted wounds
by Shibu Itty Kuttickal
Demand for polymers in India has seen a slow recovery as COVID-19 restrictions are gradually being eased in different parts of the country. But the pace of recovery has not energised the markets yet. Large-scale converters are mostly running close to full capacity while small units struggle to return...
03-06-2021


ABS , Price , Europe , Northwest Europe , PS , Italy

European PS, ABS under pressure from upstream markets
by Manolya Tufan
Styrenics markets across Europe witnessed another round of up to 3-digit hikes in May, supported by the higher styrene settlement and supply constraints. PS markets have risen for the 7th consecutive month, while the ABS market has extended the longest-ever rally into May...
24-05-2021


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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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ABS extrusion (white), ABS extrusion (natural), ABS extrusion (black), ABS injection (white), ABS injection (natural), ABS injection (black)

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