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Price , India , PVC

India PVC sentiment improves further despite lower Aug offers from Taiwan
by Pınar Polat
India’s PVC market had a firm start to July, ceasing 10 straight weeks of declines. This was in response to the pent-up demand in the country. The sentiment has continued to improve recently despite a major Taiwanese producer’s lower offers for August...

Price , Europe , Northwest Europe , PVC , Italy

European PVC suppliers seek hikes for 14th straight month in July
by Manolya Tufan
With supply tightness showing no signs of abating, Europe continued to defy weakening in major global PVC markets and July marked the 14th straight month of hikes. However, the pace of price gains were capped amid prices hitting fresh record highs...

Malaysia , Philippines , India , SEA & India , Thailand , PVC , Asia Pacific , Vietnam , Price , Indonesia , Singapore

India PVC sees first hike attempts after weeks of declines
by Merve Sezgün
Import PVC prices in India have recently witnessed slight upticks after 10 straight weeks of decreases. Most sellers have adopted a firm stance on their offers this week in line with some earlier expectations that the market may bottom out soon after the Taiwanese major’s $130/ton July drop...

Price , India , PVC

Bottom talks start in India’s PVC market after 3-digit drops for July
by Shibu Itty Kuttickal
With import PVC prices in India having lost more than 16% of value over the past nine weeks, players’ discussions have moved to whether a price floor might be nearing. A major Taiwanese producer -which often sets the tone of the market- approached India with a $130/ton decrease for July earlier this week while other regional producers followed suit...

Price , Europe , Northwest Europe , PVC , Italy

European PVC set for July hikes, is the peak nearing?
by Manolya Tufan
European PVC players brace themselves for another round of hikes in July, which would mark the 14th straight month of hikes. Europe’s PVC market has taken no respite from the longest rising streak since ChemOrbis started to keep records in 2008...

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About ChemOrbis Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) prices and Plastics News

Unlike other polymers that are derived from crude oil and natural gas, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is part of the chlor-alkali industry. The main raw material used to produce PVC is sodium chloride. Caustic soda and chlorine are made via the electrolysis of sodium chloride. While caustic soda has its own uses, ethylene dichloride (EDC) is made by the chlorination of ethylene and chlorine, and is used primarily in the production of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM). In the final stage, PVC is produced by polymerization of VCM.

PVC is divided into two categories: emulsion PVC and suspension PVC. While emulsion PVC (E-PVC) has a limited area of use, suspension PVC (S-PVC) enjoys a greater area of use. S-PVC grades are characterized by K values. K67-68 is the most commonly used PVC type. PVC K67-68 is used in profile and pipe applications and has a direct relation to the construction industry. Due to its dependence on the construction sector, PVC is also directly affected by the economic performance of countries, either positively or negatively.

PVC K64-65 is also used in the manufacture of pipes and profiles. K58 is used in rigid applications, such as injection molding, and the manufacture of credit cards and food packaging. K70 is used in the manufacture of shoes, cables, hoses, shower curtains, tablecloths and stationery.

Looking at the top buyers and sellers on a country-based breakdown, the USA is at the top of the list of largest exporters with a market share of more than 20%. Taiwan is the second largest PVC supplier, followed by Germany. India is the top PVC buyer in global markets by a long way. Although China has reduced its dependence on imports with new PVC capacities it has commissioned over the last 20 years, it still ranks as the second largest PVC importer in the world. In addition, China has the world's largest acetylene-based PVC capacities. China is followed by Turkey and Italy, having almost the same level of market share in PVC imports.

ChemOrbis Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) 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 PVC facilities.


E-PVC, S-PVC K67-68, S-PVC K70, S-PVC K64-65, S-PVC K58, S-PVC K67-68 (Acetylene), S-PVC K64-65 (Acetylene), S- PVC K70 (Acetylene)

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