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ABS , Styrene , SEA & India , Asia Pacific , Price , China , PS

Surging styrene fuels firming trend in Asia’s import ABS, PS markets
by ChemOrbis Editorial Team
Import ABS and PS prices in Asia tracked surging styrene firmer this week and recorded a new round of sizeable increases. Data from ChemOrbis Price Index suggest that China’s and Southeast Asia’s import PS and ABS markets have hit their highest levels since...

ABS , Butadiene , Styrene , SEA & India , Asia Pacific , Price , China

Bullish ABS trend cools off in Asia, players’ eyes on costs
by ChemOrbis Editorial Team
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...

ABS , PP Copolymer , Import/Export Statistics , HDPE , LLDPE , PVC , LDPE , PE , China , PP Homo , PS , PP

China’s polymer imports hit record high in H1, HDPE contributes the most
by ChemOrbis Editorial Team
Data from ChemOrbis Import Statistics revealed that China’s cumulative polymer imports in the first half of 2017 hit a record high since 2001, when ChemOrbis started keeping records. The country’s cumulative polymer imports reached more than...

ABS , Customs regulations , Iran , Price , PE , Turkey , PS , PP

Turkish traders struggle with delivery issues from Iran
by ChemOrbis Editorial Team
An increasing number of players in Turkey have been facing delivery issues from Iran in the recent days. According to widespread reports, PP and PE shipments from Iran have come to a standstill after...

ABS , Asia Pacific , Price , China , SEA & India

Firming trend in SE Asia’s ABS market lags behind China
by ChemOrbis Editorial Team
China’s ABS market retained its firming trend for another week on the back of the ongoing tightness in supplies coupled with the recent styrene gains, with import and local prices posting cumulative increases of $...

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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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