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Escalating trade war risks weigh on near-term outlook for polymers in China
by ChemOrbis Editorial Team
Players operating in China’s polymer markets are expressing their concerns about the escalating trade tensions with the US, which have had a notable impact on the futures contracts as well as...

ABS , HIPS , HDPE , Price , GPPS , PE , PP Copolymer , LLDPE , PVC , LDPE , Turkey , PP Homo , PS , PP

Turkish polymer players sidelined prior to Sunday’s elections
by ChemOrbis Editorial Team
Now that only a few days are left for Sunday’s elections, Turkish players are expressing their projections for the ensuing period...

Economic&Financial , ABS , PVC , Egypt , Price , PE , PS , PP

Initial reactions from Egyptian players to austerity measures
by ChemOrbis Editorial Team
According to the country’s local media sources, Egypt slashed subsidies and raised fuel prices by up to 50% and electricity prices by 26% within the scope of austerity measures taken in an effort to...

HIPS , Styrene , SEA & India , Asia Pacific , Price , GPPS , China , PS

Hike attempts from PS, ABS sellers fail to generate demand in Asia
by ChemOrbis Editorial Team
Several PS and ABS sellers in Asia have continued to implement visible increases on their import offers to China and Southeast Asia this week on the back of...

Malaysia , HIPS , Styrene , Price , GPPS , China , Singapore , Philippines , SEA & India , Thailand , Asia Pacific , Vietnam , Indonesia , PS

Asian PS retains firming path on supportive upstream
by ChemOrbis Editorial Team
PS prices across Asia have followed a mostly firming path since the start of April triggered by climbing upstream chain. Yet, some players are skeptical about...

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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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