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Asian PS markets retreat from their one-year high following styrene plunge
by ChemOrbis Editorial Team
PS sellers in Asia softened their stance on offers to China and Southeast Asia last week in response to the recent losses in the spot styrene market. Lower upstream costs weighed on...

Europe , Northwest Europe , Styrene , PVC , Ethylene , Price , PE , PS , PP , Italy

Bullish expectations lose steam for PS, PVC, PP in Europe; PE languishes
by ChemOrbis Editorial Team
After February deals have been mostly concluded higher in Europe, players have started to voice their March expectations. The bullish outlook seems to have...

ABS , HIPS , Northwest Europe , HDPE , GPPS , PE , SPVC , Italy , PP Copolymer , Import/Export Statistics , Europe , PET , LLDPE , PVC , LDPE , PET Bottle , PP Homo , PS , PP

Weaker dollar boosts polymer imports into Europe in 2017
by ChemOrbis Editorial Team
The data from Eurostat reveal that overall polymer imports into the European Union in 2017 hit a record high. The EU’s cumulative polymer imports reached more than...

ABS , Crude oil , Northwest Europe , Styrene , Ethylene , Price , PE , China , Italy , Europe , PET , SEA & India , PVC , Naphtha , Asia Pacific , Turkey , PS , PP , Propylene

How is oil’s recent slump reflected on global petchem markets?
by ChemOrbis Editorial Team
After hitting a three-year high, crude oil futures have fallen for the past two-three weeks. This recent downturn has partially found reflection on naphtha and monomer prices in Asia and Europe while it has had a very limited impact on...

ABS , PET , PVC , Price , PE , China , PS , PP

China's post-holiday outlook offers a mixed bag
by ChemOrbis Editorial Team
In China, overall market activity has been quite limited so far this week given the Chinese New Year holiday, which is to start by the middle of next week. Before leaving their desks, players in the country’s polymer markets are voicing...

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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.


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