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ABS , Price , Europe , HIPS , GPPS , PS

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...
07-01-2022


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

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...
27-12-2021


ABS , HIPS , Northwest Europe , HDPE , Price , GPPS , PE , Italy , PP Copolymer , Europe , PET , LLDPE , PVC , LDPE , PET Bottle , PP Homo , PS , PP

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...
18-10-2021


ABS , Europe , Crude oil , PET , SEA & India , PVC , Price , China , Turkey , PE , PS , PP

Crude at multi-year highs contributes to a perfect storm in polymers
by Esra Ersöz
A perfect storm of factors - including a long-lasting supply tightness and demand growth as well as the prevailing freight turmoil - have already caused a bullish atmosphere in polymer markets largely since the second half of 2020, disregarding some small intervals of downward corrections in different parts of the world...
08-10-2021


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

European PS follows SM lower in Sept, ABS flat on tightness
by Manolya Tufan
In Europe, spot PS markets have reversed the course amid lower styrene settlement and unsupportive supply-demand dynamics. However, ABS prices have moved sideways amid ongoing tightness and relatively better demand...
13-09-2021


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

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