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Demand slump counterbalances run rate cuts and energy surcharges in Europe’s polymer markets
by Manolya Tufan
Regional polymer markets have been running through rare times, with run rate cuts and energy cost increases being in main focus since September. However, demand slump is so obvious that it has been preventing these factors from setting the tone of the market...

Price , India , PVC

Nov PVC expectations offer mixed bag in India
by Shibu Itty Kuttickal
Import PVC prices in India have fallen to a low for more than two years, with prices having fallen by about 57% from a historical peak reached in October last year. A bearish outlook continues as most buyers in India are looking for prices to come down even further and holding out for prices much lower than the lowest offers heard in the market...

ABS , HIPS , HDPE , Price , GPPS , China , PE , PP Copolymer , LLDPE , PVC , LDPE , PP Homo , PS , PP

China’s local polymer markets return from holidays on firm footing
by Pınar Polat
Chinese markets were closed for a week-long holiday due to National Day that began on October 1. Starting this week, trading has gradually resumed with initial indications of a firm return for local polymer markets, although the sustainability is mooted amid a slew of factors...

Price , Türkiye , PVC

Turkey PVC market fails to ride recovery in sentiment
by Merve Madakbaşı
PVC prices started October mostly on a soft note, excluding rollover attempts from European suppliers, who have been cutting their run rates in response to unaffordable energy costs in the region. Slack demand across domestic and export end markets kept buying enthusiasm thin and outweighed supply limitations in the first days of the month...

Price , India , PVC

Indian players expect PVC prices to bottom out
by Shibu Itty Kuttickal
Disregarding short-lived expectations of a bottoming-out back in early August, import PVC prices have been falling since March in India. Players again argue that prices will bottom out in the near term, this time with support from the lean monsoon season having ended, heralding the start of a festive season that brings in higher requirements ahead...

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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 Türkiye 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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