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ABS Prices and News

ABS , Price , Northwest Europe , Italy

Aggressive imports, long supplies weigh on Europe’s ABS markets
by Manolya Tufan
Regional ABS markets brace for another round of decreases in November as fresh offers are still pending. Prices have been mostly declining since May, with underlying weakness in demand and supply length being the key drivers. Imports also continued to be offered at aggressive levels, adding to the scene...

ABS , HIPS , HDPE , PET Textile , GPPS , PE , PP Copolymer , Import/Export Statistics , PET , LLDPE , PVC , LDPE , PET Bottle , Türkiye , PP Homo , PS , PP

Stats: Turkey’s polymer imports hit a new record in first 3 quarters
by Manolya Tufan
According to ChemOrbis Import Statistics, Turkey’s overall polymer imports in January-September hit a fresh record-high with around 4.3 million tons, staging an increase of 7% from the same period of 2021. Even though the growth in Q3 imports lost some speed on a quarterly basis, they are still above the same period of last year...

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

Demand slump counterbalances run rate cuts and energy surcharges in Europe’s polymer markets
by Manolya Tufan
Regional polymer markets have been running through rare times, with run rate cuts and energy cost increases being in main focus since September. However, demand slump is so obvious that it has been preventing these factors from setting the tone of the market...

ABS , HIPS , HDPE , Price , GPPS , China , PE , PP Copolymer , LLDPE , PVC , LDPE , PP Homo , PS , PP

China’s local polymer markets return from holidays on firm footing
by Pınar Polat
Chinese markets were closed for a week-long holiday due to National Day that began on October 1. Starting this week, trading has gradually resumed with initial indications of a firm return for local polymer markets, although the sustainability is mooted amid a slew of factors...

Malaysia , ABS , HIPS , India , Styrene , Price , GPPS , China , Singapore , Philippines , SEA & India , Thailand , Vietnam , Indonesia , PS

Demand key as Asian PS and ABS market trends diverge
by Shibu Itty Kuttickal
Styrenic polymers ABS and PS have shown a divergent trend recently despite the strength in feedstock styrene over the past two months...

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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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