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

Lackluster demand outweighs tightness in Asian ABS markets
by Merve Madakbaşı
Asia’s import ABS markets have followed softening local prices in China after the uptrend faltered in early July when prices reached multi-month highs. Although fading support from demand has predominated the pricing trend more since last week, restricted supplies and high costs have kept the size of discounts small heading to August...

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

Initial ABS prices for July see larger increases than PS in Europe
by Manolya Tufan
July offers started to surface with increases in the PS and ABS markets after monthly contract settlements were agreed higher. This has been the second straight month of increases in Europe’s styrenics markets. Meanwhile, initial ABS offers were revealed with larger increases than PS amid a lack of import supplies...

ABS , Price , HIPS , GPPS , China , PS

ABS, PS uptrend falters in China after H1 2020 ends at multi-month highs
by Merve Sezgün
Import ABS and PS prices in China had been largely tracking a bullish trend since around early May to hit multi-month highs last week. However, as the second half of the year starts, the markets have failed to maintain their upturn as demand has tapered off...

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

Optimism is rising on resurgent demand in European polymer markets
by Manolya Tufan
As Europe emerges from isolation, the markets have been influenced by the optimism around post-lockdown recovery. Overall demand has started to improve after consumption in many industries dropped significantly in the past three months. Activities in all segments are lower compared to pre-virus levels and 2019, needless to say...

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

Gradually returning demand offers glimmer of hope in polymer markets
by Manolya Tufan
In accordance with the normalization plans, activities in the manufacturing and services sectors across major markets are expected to revive after a long period of inactivity. There are early signs of post-lockdown demand recovery. Meanwhile, transitioning to the new normal requires the continuity of hygiene measures, which will keep demand in certain segments firm...

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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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