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

European PS, ABS markets brace for further drops in Dec
by Manolya Tufan
In Europe, the approaching year-end amid high stock levels has exacerbated pressure on the sellers’ side and prompted them to apply further decreases for PS and ABS. December will be another month of price drops for styrenics, according to players...

ABS , Import/Export Statistics , PVC , Türkiye , PE , PS , PP

Turkey's polymer imports rebound in Q3; will 2019 end with a smaller-than-expected fall?
by ChemOrbis Editorial Team  and Esra Ersöz
After contracting by 7.5% in the first half of the year on a yearly basis, total polymer import volume of Turkey increased by a sharp 13% in the third quarter year-over-year, ChemOrbis Import Statics showed. Along with the rebound in Q3, cumulative polymer imports compensated some of earlier losses and ended the nine-month period only slightly down by 1.5%...

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

Will it be another month of softer prices in Europe PS, ABS markets?
by Esra Ersöz
PS and ABS markets have largely closed October with price drops from the previous month while rollovers were also obtained in some cases across Europe. Heading to November, players are pondering whether stagnant demand will weigh further on the outlook for a second month...

ABS , HIPS , Northwest Europe , HDPE , GPPS , PE , EPS , Italy , PP Copolymer , Import/Export Statistics , Europe , PET , LLDPE , LDPE , PET Bottle , PP Homo , PET Film , PS , PP

Italy’s polymer imports march to record highs in H1
by ChemOrbis Editorial Team  and Esra Ersöz
During the January-June period, the overall polymer imports reached more than 2.8 million tons in Italy. With an increase of nearly 5% over the same period of last year, the latest figures marked the highest first-half record since 2000, according to data from ChemOrbis Import Statistics...

ABS , Price , Europe , Northwest Europe , Styrene , Italy

September hikes meet resistance for ABS in Europe
by Manolya Tufan
Two European producers approached the market with increases following higher styrene and benzene contracts for September. However, some buyers are bidding for smaller increases or even rollovers as many buyers are refraining from replenishing stocks amid poor performance of the automotive industry...

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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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