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Turkey’s overall polymer imports resume growth in 2019
by Merve Madakbaşı
The polymer imports of Turkey resumed growth, albeit to a small extent in 2019. The import volume totaled 4.8 million tons to indicate a yearly increase of 2.7%...

SEA & India , PVC , Asia Pacific , Price , China , PE , PP

Coronavirus raises concerns over post-holiday demand in Asia’s polymer markets
by Merve Sezgün
Players in Asia’s polymer markets report that growing coronavirus concerns are dousing earlier hopes that China could return from its Lunar New Year holiday with an increased appetite for fresh purchases...

Price , Europe , Northwest Europe , PVC

European PVC market looks for direction after a lackluster month
by Başak Ceylan
Buyers and sellers alike have closed January deals at rollovers, marking the second month in a row that the PVC market moved sideways in Europe. Players are now turning their attention to February, which is expected to bring an increase in monthly ethylene contracts...

Price , Turkey , USA , PVC , SPVC

US and European PVC trade on par amid reduced export volumes in Turkey
by Merve Madakbaşı
Inadequate supplies have led to gradual price hikes in Turkey’s PVC market since the middle of December. Reduced export availability from two major suppliers, namely the US and Europe, triggered buying interest and reinforced the upturn in January...

Price , China , PE , SEA & India , PP , PVC

Will PP, PE and PVC extend gains into post-holiday period in Asia?
by Merve Sezgün
With polymer players in China and in most Southeast Asian countries exiting the market for the lengthy Lunar New Year holidays, expectations about the post-holiday period are being voiced during the final few trading days...

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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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