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Price , HIPS , GPPS , Turkey , EPS , PS

Turkey’s PS, EPS markets retain uptrend on low availability
by Merve Madakbaşı
Import and local styrenic markets have been on a rising trend since early Q3 in Turkey. The main drivers have been pent-up demand amid the high season for certain applications as well as overrated shipping costs, which have both led to dwindling supply...

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

European PS follows SM lower in Sept, ABS flat on tightness
by Manolya Tufan
In Europe, spot PS markets have reversed the course amid lower styrene settlement and unsupportive supply-demand dynamics. However, ABS prices have moved sideways amid ongoing tightness and relatively better demand...

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

Will Asia’s PS markets follow ABS higher on cost support?
by Merve Madakbaşı
ABS sellers in China and Southeast Asia were encouraged enough to lift their offers slightly over the past week. The main factors that propelled the market higher were the rebound in crude oil futures as well as improved end users’ demand...

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

HIPS’ unusually wide premium over GPPS down to 8-month low in Asia
by Manolya Tufan
Data from ChemOrbis Price Index show that the premium that import HIPS prices in China carried over GPPS hit an all-time high of $430/ton in March while the peak was seen at $385/ton in May in Southeast Asia. Since then, the unusually wide spread between the two products has been gradually closing and recently reached an 8-month low...

ABS , PP Copolymer , Import/Export Statistics , HDPE , LLDPE , PVC , LDPE , Turkey , PE , PP Homo , PS , PP

Stats: Turkey’s H1 2021 polymer imports set a new record high
by Esra Ersöz
Turkey’s polymer market size continues to grow despite all challenges. According to ChemOrbis Import Statistics, overall polymer imports in the first half of 2021 saw a new all-time high, expanding 7% on a yearly basis to more than 2.8 million tons...

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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.


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