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2020: A tumultuous year to remember in polymer markets
by Esra Ersöz
Commodity markets weathered the storms of economic crises occasionally in the past; however, this was the first time a pandemic rattled the markets, creating a quandary for almost all the world this year. As the year end draws to a close, a comprehensive review of 2020 will make us remember what the polymer markets have lived through and how we have reflected on these extraordinary times...

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December hints at further hikes in Europe’s PS, ABS markets
by Manolya Tufan
European PS and ABS players are bracing themselves for further increases in December, blaming rising spot styrene prices and more importantly supply constraints. A lack of Asian imports has exacerbated ABS tightness, while PS availability has failed to return back to normal levels following plant restarts...

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Global polymer markets face soaring freights amid pent-up demand
by Merve Madakbaşı
Cost of shipping goods has rallied worldwide and lent support to rising polymer markets across the board. The main driver behind surging freight rates is a lack of containers and vessels particularly in Asia...

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PS, ABS markets take respite from rising streak in China, SEA
by Manolya Tufan
The firming trend has faltered in Asian PS and ABS markets as demand subsided in China after six straight weeks of price hikes. Although ongoing tightness and supportive costs provided a buffer against faltering demand, buyers’ resistance came to the fore in determining the price direction last week...

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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?...

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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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