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Acetylene based PVC deal concluded in Malaysia

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team - content@chemorbis.com
  • 13/02/2015 (14:27)
A pipe manufacturer in Malaysia reported that they purchased some acetylene based PVC at $780/ton CIF Malaysia, cash. The buyer stated, “We recently switched back to acetylene based PVC as ethylene based prices have climbed recently on the back of stronger costs.” The same buyer received offers for conventional PVC at $830/ton CIF, cash for Indonesian origins and at $860/ton with the same terms for Thai materials.

Acetylene based PVC producers had lost their competitiveness against conventional PVC producers, who enjoyed lower costs in line with plunging crude oil towards the end of 2014. However, this situation has recently shifted with the acceptance of firmer PVC prices from a major Taiwanese producer in India, where demand has revived thanks to the approaching high season. The stronger Indian market encouraged regional producers to announce firmer PVC prices to other Asian markets, which helped make acetylene based PVC prices competitive once again.

In Malaysia, acetylene based PVC prices currently stand at $780-820/ton on a CIF, cash equivalent basis while ethylene based PVC materials are reported in the range of $830-860/ton with the same terms.
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