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Uptrend in Asian ABS markets takes a pause despite tightness, styrene
by Manolya Tufan
Import ABS markets took a pause from the bullish trend that was stretching as far back as early April in China and May in Southeast Asia. Although the bullish tone fueled by ongoing tightness and higher styrene prices remained intact, suppliers have elected to keep their offers flat after applying hefty increases in the past weeks...

ABS , Price , Europe , Northwest Europe , Italy

Will European PS, ABS track divergent paths for another month?
by Manolya Tufan
European ABS markets fared better than PS during September amid restricted availability. Players discuss if October will be another month that PS and ABS markets follow divergent trends...

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PS, ABS markets take respite from rising streak in China, SEA
by Manolya Tufan
The firming trend has faltered in Asian PS and ABS markets as demand subsided in China after six straight weeks of price hikes. Although ongoing tightness and supportive costs provided a buffer against faltering demand, buyers’ resistance came to the fore in determining the price direction last week...

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A prospect for Q4 through uncharted waters of 2020 amid pandemic
by Esra Ersöz
2020 so far has been indisputably shocking and challenging in the thick of a pandemic. Few analysts would predict record contractions in major economies and notable jumps in unemployment rates. Would anyone imagine crude oil being sold at $40 per barrel but in negative territory?...

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

Sept expectations voiced in Europe; ABS draws rosier picture than PS
by Manolya Tufan
After closing August on a stable to slightly firmer note, PS and ABS markets grew silent ahead of September monomer contracts in Europe. PS expectations call for a stable to softer trend, while the ABS outlook seems to be more promising amid limited imports and regional supply restrictions...

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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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