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Asian PS, ABS markets witness further losses on year-end lull
by Merve Madakbaşı
Styrenic prices in Asia reversed course around early December. Waning demand and fading support from feedstocks started to exert a pressure on markets in China and Southeast Asia. Priorly, mostly an uptrend had held sway over the markets from May to November...

ABS , HIPS , HDPE , Price , GPPS , PE , EPS , PP Copolymer , PET , LLDPE , PVC , LDPE , Turkey , PP Homo , PS , PP

Supply issues take center stage in Turkey’s polymer markets
by Merve Madakbaşı
Turkish polymer markets extended their hikes to the final month of 2020. Although the size of monthly increases varied depending on the polymer, unprecedentedly rising shipping costs and reduced availability came to the fore as common triggers behind larger December gains...

ABS , India , HDPE , GPPS , China , PE , PP Copolymer , PET , Thailand , LLDPE , PVC , Asia Pacific , Indonesia , Middle East , Turkey , PP Homo , PP , Malaysia , HIPS , Northwest Europe , Africa , Price , Singapore , Italy , Philippines , Europe , SEA & India , Egypt , LDPE , PET Bottle , Vietnam , PS

2020: A tumultuous year to remember in polymer markets
by Esra Ersöz
Commodity markets weathered the storms of economic crises occasionally in the past; however, this was the first time a pandemic rattled the markets, creating a quandary for almost all the world this year. As the year end draws to a close, a comprehensive review of 2020 will make us remember what the polymer markets have lived through and how we have reflected on these extraordinary times...

ABS , Price , Turkey

Turkey’s ABS markets skyrocket amid tightness
by Merve Madakbaşı
ABS prices in Turkey followed a firming trend in H2 2020. The market was influenced by China, where robust demand sent prices to their highest levels since ChemOrbis started to compile data in January 2008 last month. Yet, Turkey had lagged behind the global rally until December...

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

December hints at further hikes in Europe’s PS, ABS markets
by Manolya Tufan
European PS and ABS players are bracing themselves for further increases in December, blaming rising spot styrene prices and more importantly supply constraints. A lack of Asian imports has exacerbated ABS tightness, while PS availability has failed to return back to normal levels following plant restarts...

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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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