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Price , Europe , Northwest Europe , PVC , Italy

European PVC loses premium over global markets; Oct calls for hikes
by Manolya Tufan
European PVC markets lagged behind the firming in other major markets, some of which have broken their previous peaks amid acute tightness. Even though prices hit fresh highs, Europe’s premium over global markets has either evaporated or narrowed due to more abrupt gains elsewhere...

Price , China , PVC , Production News

China’s PVC supplies tighten amid energy caps, fueling the uprun
by Merve Sezgün
Players in China’s PVC markets report that domestic supplies have started to tighten due to the country’s energy consumption curbs which have reduced both coal-generated and ethylene-based PVC production and contributed to the recent uprun in prices...

Malaysia , HDPE , Price , PE , Singapore , Philippines , PP Copolymer , SEA & India , Thailand , LLDPE , PVC , LDPE , Vietnam , PP Homo , PP

Polymer demand cautiously recovers in SE Asia amid hopes over easing restrictions
by Pınar Polat
Southeast Asia has been one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to the Delta variant of Covid-19. After consecutive rounds of lockdowns amid slow vaccination rates and the public fatigue of restrictions, regional nations are nowadays aiming to balance the control of the virus and the battle with Covid's economic fallout...

PP Copolymer , HDPE , LLDPE , PVC , Production News , LDPE , China , PE , PP Homo , PP

Energy consumption curbs start to bite Chinese petchem markets
by Başak Ceylan
As climate change emerges as one of the most crucial environmental issues worldwide, China's government is ramping up efforts to lower carbon dioxide emissions. In line with the country’s environmental plans, tougher punishments have recently been announced for regions falling short of their targets set out by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)...

Asia Pacific , Price , China , PE , PP , PVC

China’s PP, PE and PVC markets continue to offer poor netbacks despite better sentiment
by Merve Sezgün
Sentiment in China’s polymer markets has been supported this week by several factors including a pick-up in demand ahead of the Golden Week holiday, a tighter supply outlook amid typhoon-hit ports, as well as rising oil and Dalian futures. However, this major market continues to offer the least favorable netbacks in the world as spot prices cannot rise as much as expected...

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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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