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How does China's ban on scrap plastics imports reflect on Asian polymers?
by ChemOrbis Editorial Team
In July 2017, China, the world’s biggest importer of scrap plastics announced its decision to implement a ban on the imports of scrap plastics and it was officially carried into effect as of January 1, 2018. The newly imposed ban has already found an immediate reflection on...

ABS , Production News , Ethylene , PE , China , Customs regulations , Iran , PET , PVC , Company Updates , Asia Pacific , Middle East , Turkey , Saudi Arabia , PP , Crude oil , Northwest Europe , Africa , Price , Italy , Economic&Financial , Import/Export Statistics , Europe , Feedstocks & Monomers , SEA & India , America , PS

Welcoming 2018 with a look back at highlights from 2017
by ChemOrbis Editorial Team
As global players are returning to their desks to start 2018, here is the summary of what made the headlines in petrochemical markets during 2017. Some of the most important developments of the year were...

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

Europe’s PS, ABS markets head for another bullish month
by ChemOrbis Editorial Team
In Europe, costs-driven hikes were reflected onto PS and ABS deals this month, although demand was not spectacular due to the fact that bullish expectations for December and also for January pushed some buyers to...

ABS , Europe , Styrene , SEA & India , Price , China , Turkey

Bullish run persists in Asia’s ABS markets, Europe follows suit
by ChemOrbis Editorial Team
In Asia, ABS markets already responded to the bullish run of crude oil and spot styrene prices in early November. According to ChemOrbis Price Index, import ABS prices have risen by more than $100/ton on average both in China and Southeast Asia. The European ABS market has also changed direction this week in the wake of...

ABS , Import/Export Statistics , PET , PVC , PE , Turkey , PS , PP

Are Turkey’s polymer imports to close 2017 with a new record of 5 million tons?
by ChemOrbis Editorial Team
According to ChemOrbis Import Statistics, Turkey’s overall polymer imports surged 39% during the month of October compared to the same month of 2016, with...

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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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