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Escalating shipping costs hinder polymer demand in China, SE Asia
by Pınar Polat
Demand has been limited for polymers in Asia as the resurgence of Covid in Southeast Asia since April and the rise in new infections in China led to various lockdowns and restrictions on a country basis. Adding to Covid-hit demand has been skyrocketing freight costs, which are put under further upward pressure by pandemic-related workforce disruptions at ports and the recent port congestion in China...
16-06-2021


ABS , Europe , HIPS , Northwest Europe , Price , GPPS , PS , Italy

Europe’s PS, ABS markets come off peaks on plunging costs
by Manolya Tufan
The longest-ever rising streak in Europe’s ABS markets has ceased in June as prices have come off their peaks on the back of the sharp styrene drop and improving availability. PS prices also reversed the course after witnessing massive hikes in the past 7 months...
07-06-2021


ABS , India , HDPE , GPPS , China , PE , PP Copolymer , PET , Thailand , LLDPE , PVC , Japan , Asia Pacific , Indonesia , PP Homo , PP , Malaysia , HIPS , Price , Taiwan , Singapore , Philippines , South Korea , SEA & India , LDPE , Vietnam , PS

Asian polymer markets unfazed by crude oil rally
by Pınar Polat  and Merve Sezgün
Import prices for most polymers in Asia have continued their downturn this week, defying the oil rally. Overall sentiment has remained weak across regional countries mostly due to mounting concerns over demand hit by the resurgence of COVID-19 particularly in Southeast Asia and India...
04-06-2021


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

India’s polymer demand slowly heals pandemic-inflicted wounds
by Shibu Itty Kuttickal
Demand for polymers in India has seen a slow recovery as COVID-19 restrictions are gradually being eased in different parts of the country. But the pace of recovery has not energised the markets yet. Large-scale converters are mostly running close to full capacity while small units struggle to return...
03-06-2021


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

European PS, ABS under pressure from upstream markets
by Manolya Tufan
Styrenics markets across Europe witnessed another round of up to 3-digit hikes in May, supported by the higher styrene settlement and supply constraints. PS markets have risen for the 7th consecutive month, while the ABS market has extended the longest-ever rally into May...
24-05-2021


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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.

Products:

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

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