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PS Prices and News

ABS , ACN , SEA & India , Styrene , Price , China , PS

Asian PS, ABS markets remain weak on rising trade tensions
by Pınar Polat
PS and ABS markets in Asia have maintained their softening this week as demand across the region has further weakened amid intensifying trade tensions between China and the US...

ABS , Price , Europe , Northwest Europe , PS , Italy

Rising momentum fizzles out in European PS, ABS markets
by Esra Ersöz
PS and ABS markets in Europe have faced their fourth consecutive month of hikes, mostly prompted up by feedstock costs. Nevertheless, the upward momentum appears to have lost steam this month as sellers are widely stepping back from their initial hike targets...

HIPS , HDPE , GPPS , PE , SPVC , PP Copolymer , Import/Export Statistics , LLDPE , PVC , LDPE , Turkey , PP Homo , PS , PP

Turkey’s polymer imports indicate lowest Q1 volume since 2015
by Merve Madakbaşı
According to ChemOrbis Import Statistics, Turkey imported 1.15 million tons of polymers in total during the first three months of 2019. The figure not only declined by 15% from the same quarter of last year, but also pointed to the lowest Q1 volume in 4 years...

Price , Europe , Northwest Europe , PS , Styrene , Italy

PS players brace for major April hikes in Europe
by Manolya Tufan
In Europe, the firming trend in the PS market is widely expected to gain speed in April, marking the third consecutive month of increases. Although April styrene contracts are yet to settle, some suppliers shared their intention to seek larger increases than the outcome of styrene...

Price , Turkey , PE , PS , PP , PVC

Turkey’s polymer markets on hold with elections around the corner
by Merve Madakbaşı
Polymer markets have stalled now that only a few days are left for local elections on March 31. Although expectations for April have been shaped by a bunch of factors, economic uncertainties have created renewed caution in markets...

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About ChemOrbis Polystyrene (PS) prices and Plastic News

Polystyrene (PS) is formed by the polymerization of  styrene feedstock. As styrene is formed by adding ethylene into the benzene feedstock, benzene and ethylene prices are also taken into consideration, in addition to styrene while examining the production costs of PS.

There are two types of PS, namely GPPS and HIPS. These are divided into subgroups as injection and extrusion. While plastic hangers, protective foam, disposable cutlery, CD boxes are made of GPPS, HIPS is used in white goods and electronics.

The world's largest PS buyer is again China by a long way. As of 2020, China alone carries out 35% of global imports. It was followed by Malaysia and Germany, with 6% and 5% shares, respectively. Taiwan ranks first among the top PS importers list, followed by Belgium and France.

ChemOrbis Polystyrene (PS) 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 PS facilities.


GPPS injection, GPPS extrusion, HIPS injection, HIPS extrusion, EPS black/grey (inflammable), EPS white (inflammable), EPS white (regular)

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