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Asian PS markets fall to lowest in more than a decade, ABS hits 4-year low
by Merve Sezgün
In China and Southeast Asia, import PS and ABS prices have continued to move lower due to a combination of virus-hit demand and plunging feedstock costs. Although industrial activity appears to be increasing amid fewer cases in China, overall demand across Asia remains weak, players noted...

ABS , HIPS , Northwest Europe , HDPE , Price , GPPS , PE , Italy , SPVC , PP Copolymer , Europe , PET , LLDPE , PVC , LDPE , PP Homo , PS , PP

Downstream operations slacken amid virus-hit logistics, low demand in Europe
by Manolya Tufan
With Europe becoming the new epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, run cuts or closures at downstream plants have been on the agenda. Meanwhile, rising freight rates amid a shortage of containers and increased checks at borders indicate that supply chain disruptions lurk around the corner...

Price , China , SEA & India , PS , Styrene

COVID-19 drags Asian PS markets to multi-year lows
by Abdul Hadhi
PS prices are edging closer to 11-year lows in China and 4-year lows in Southeast Asia as market sentiment takes a growing hit from the impact of COVID-19 and lower feedstock prices...

Europe , Northwest Europe , PET , PVC , Price , PE , PS , PP , Italy

Coronavirus blurs outlook in European polymer markets
by Manolya Tufan
The spread of the coronavirus across Europe was the hot topic in the polymer markets last week, with Italy emerging as a new epicenter of the rapidly spreading illness. Although there has been no tangible impact on the near-term projections so far, economic concerns stemming from lower consumption have heightened...

France , ABS , HDPE , PET Textile , GPPS , PE , EPS , Switzerland , PP Copolymer , PET , LLDPE , PVC , Spain , Austria , PP Homo , PP , HIPS , Northwest Europe , UK , Italy , SPVC , Import/Export Statistics , Europe , Belgium , LDPE , PET Bottle , Netherlands , PET Film , Russia , PS , Germany

Total polymer imports to EU28 hit record high in 2019
by Manolya Tufan
Data from Eurostat reveal that overall polymer imports into the European Union in 2019 hit a record high since 2001 following five straight years of expansion, according to ChemOrbis Stats Wizard...

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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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