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Price , China , PE , SEA & India , LDPE

LDPE film prices climb to nearly two-year highs in China, SE Asia
by Thi Huong Nguyen
PE markets in Asia have witnessed a persistent uptrend in prices of the low-density film grade for the past couple of months, resulting in its typical premium over HDPE and LLDPE film expanding significantly. Data obtained from ChemOrbis Price Index reveal that the weekly average prices of LDPE film in both China and Southeast Asia hit their highest levels in nearly two years...
18-06-2024


Price , Europe , Northwest Europe , PVC , Italy

European PVC sellers between a rock and a hard place: Anemic demand vs squeezing margins
by Manolya Tufan
Regional PVC markets have barely changed in the ever-shifting landscape of the global markets as long-standing challenges faced by both producers and buyers continue to thwart any attempts to turn the tide. Europe’s spot and contract PVC markets receded further in June, being unfazed by the bullish scene in other outlets, while July voices are also not any better...
17-06-2024


ABS , HIPS , HDPE , Price , GPPS , PE , SPVC , PP Copolymer , PET , LLDPE , PVC , LDPE , PET Bottle , Türkiye , PP Homo , PS , PP

Slack demand dominates polymers ahead of Eid al-Adha, yet freight support still intact in Türkiye
by Merve Madakbaşı
Prices for most polymers defied the lower upstream chain in June as successive increases in shipping costs amid logistic hurdles provided sellers with leverage to lift their prices. Yet, ebbing demand has come to the fore recently, outweighing supply curtailments and capping larger price hikes...
14-06-2024


Price , China , India , SEA & India , PVC , SPVC

Freight rally set to prompt Taiwanese PVC major to hike July offers
by Shibu Itty Kuttickal
As freight rates have kept up the upward pressure on Asian PVC prices, a major Taiwanese producer is expected to shortly raise its benchmark offers to major Asian markets for the second straight month. The major might want to see the energy and feedstock market direction ahead before deciding its July pricing, but the market is almost unanimous in predicting higher pricing levels for the month...
13-06-2024


PP Copolymer , HDPE , Lebanon , LLDPE , LDPE , Price , UAE , PE , PP Homo , Saudi Arabia , PP

Mid-Eastern PP, PE markets rangebound in June, holiday lull curbs activities
by Nada Samir
Players in the Middle Eastern PP and PE markets received June offers from regional sellers largely with rollovers from May, despite a few sporadic cases where PE has still seen small discounts passing and PP has pioneered price hikes in Saudi Arabia. The region’s upcoming Eid al-Adha holidays along with the persistent economic uncertainties and political turbulences continue to alert buyers and kept activities limited...
12-06-2024


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ChemOrbis Free Plastics News section includes plastics industry news covering all the important developments affecting supply and demand balance for the polymers industry and plastics resin prices.

Plastics News covers any development affecting the prices of polymers and plastic raw materials including Polyethylene (PE) - consisting of HDPE, LDPE and LLDPE - Polypropylene (PP), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Polystyrene (PS) and ABS.

Not only plastics resins, but also the production chain starting from crude oil to naphtha and the monomers and feedstock costs including ethylene, propylene, styrene, benzene, PX and MEG are within the scope of ChemOrbis Plastics News. Any news pertaining to these products in global markets about market trends, the changes in supply-demand dynamics and import-export stats as well as production updates - including maintenance shutdowns, plant turnarounds, closures, force majeure declarations, restarts and new capacities - are covered in this section.

ChemOrbis Plastics News also consists of stories about the changes in customs legislations for plastic resins in regional markets, freight rates in global markets, economic and financial developments that affect demand directly or indirectly as well as the updates of the companies operating in the plastics sector.

Free Plastics News section includes the news for the following markets:

Asia Pacific & India : China, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, India

Middle East & Africa : Türkiye, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, GCC, Iran, North Africa, East Africa, West Africa and South Africa

Europe & CIS : Italy, Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Russia, Ukraine, CIS, Northwest Europe

Americas : North America, South America, USA, Canada, Mexico

for the following products :

Polyethylene (PE) : LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE,
PP (Polypropylene) : PP Homo, PP Copolymer,
Polyviynl Chloride (PVC) : SPVC,
Polystyrene (PS) : HIPS, GPPS, EPS,
PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) : PET Bottle, PET Film,
ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene),

feedstocks & monomers including crude oil, naphtha, natural gas, ethylene, propylene, VCM, EDC, styrene, benzene, MEG, paraxylene, PTA and butadiene.

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