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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...

ABS , HDPE , PE , Italy , PP Copolymer , Import/Export Statistics , Europe , PET , LLDPE , PVC , LDPE , PP Homo , PS , PP

Stats: Total polymer imports to EU27 inch up in Q2 despite pandemic
by Manolya Tufan
Data from ChemOrbis Stats Wizard reveal that the EU27’s cumulative polymer imports increased marginally by 0.5% in Q2 to 1,826,240 tons when compared to the first quarter of 2020...

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Asian ABS hits new highs on shortness, robust buying
by Manolya Tufan
The pace of gains in Asian ABS markets accelerated over the last week after the uptrend kicked off as of early August. Short supplies, robust demand in China and supportive costs pushed prices to new highs. Meanwhile, fiscal stimulus measures also played a role in bolstering demand in China...

ABS , Price , China , SEA & India , PS

PS, ABS markets see hike attempts in China, SEA despite softer styrene
by Manolya Tufan
Asian styrenics markets witnessed hike attempts over the week after a stable to slightly softer trend in the past couple of weeks. The bullish push on prices was attributed to restocking activities in China and an ongoing tightness in the region. This counterbalanced lower spot styrene prices in the region...

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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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