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India , SEA & India , HDPE , LLDPE , PVC , LDPE , Vietnam , Price , GPPS , China , PE , PS

Weaker domestic demand prompts Vietnam to export polymers
by Abdul Hadhi
Competitively-priced Vietnamese origin GPPS and PVC materials are being seen in overseas markets as demand weakens at home. Some Vietnamese sellers, meanwhile, are re-exporting PE cargoes mainly to China where demand is strong and prices are higher, according to players...

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

Sept expectations voiced in Europe; ABS draws rosier picture than PS
by Manolya Tufan
After closing August on a stable to slightly firmer note, PS and ABS markets grew silent ahead of September monomer contracts in Europe. PS expectations call for a stable to softer trend, while the ABS outlook seems to be more promising amid limited imports and regional supply restrictions...

ABS , HDPE , PE , Italy , PP Copolymer , Import/Export Statistics , Europe , PET , LLDPE , PVC , LDPE , PP Homo , PS , PP

Stats: Total polymer imports to EU27 inch up in Q2 despite pandemic
by Manolya Tufan
Data from ChemOrbis Stats Wizard reveal that the EU27’s cumulative polymer imports increased marginally by 0.5% in Q2 to 1,826,240 tons when compared to the first quarter of 2020...

ABS , Price , China , SEA & India , PS

PS, ABS markets see hike attempts in China, SEA despite softer styrene
by Manolya Tufan
Asian styrenics markets witnessed hike attempts over the week after a stable to slightly softer trend in the past couple of weeks. The bullish push on prices was attributed to restocking activities in China and an ongoing tightness in the region. This counterbalanced lower spot styrene prices in the region...

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

Initial ABS prices for July see larger increases than PS in Europe
by Manolya Tufan
July offers started to surface with increases in the PS and ABS markets after monthly contract settlements were agreed higher. This has been the second straight month of increases in Europe’s styrenics markets. Meanwhile, initial ABS offers were revealed with larger increases than PS amid a lack of import supplies...

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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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