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China’s post-holiday polymer outlook supported by supply limitations, crude oil
by Merve Sezgün
Chinese New Year holidays finally kicked off on February 11, and the traditional market lull has begun. This year, players went on holiday amid a bullish atmosphere being felt all over the world due to lingering supply concerns and rising crude oil futures. Despite COVID-19 related uncertainties, players mostly expect to find a bullish market once they return to their desks from the lengthy holiday...
12-02-2021


Price , Turkey , PVC , SPVC

Modest availability from main PVC sources limits price drops in Turkey
by Merve Madakbaşı
Turkey’s PVC market preserved its downtrend as muted demand kept the market under pressure in early February. Nonetheless, discounts were gradual rather than sharp due to a bunch of supply-related reasons...
05-02-2021


Price , China , SEA & India , PVC

Taiwanese producer surprises Asian PVC markets with March hike
by Abdul Hadhi
Going against expectations, a major Taiwanese producer - which usually sets the market direction - announced a $20/ton hike in March monthly offers to Asia. Most market players had expected a rollover amid increasing buying resistance to high prices, softening demand in India, and reduced activity heading towards Chinese New Year in China and Southeast Asia...
02-02-2021


Price , Turkey , America , PVC , Egypt

Competitive irregular origins weigh on US PVC in Mediterranean markets
by Manolya Tufan
US PVC offers have posted some decreases in the Mediterranean markets recently, although availability from the US is still deemed restricted. This came on the back of the emergence of competitive PVC prices for irregular origins...
01-02-2021


Vietnam , Price , PVC

Vietnam domestic PVC market bucks broader regional mood
by Abdul Hadhi
Sentiment in PVC markets in Southeast Asian countries and China is softening heading towards Chinese New Year but Vietnam has been an exception...
27-01-2021


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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.

Products:

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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