TECNON ORBICHEM

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Tecnon OrbiChem has been a leader in providing data and analysis to the petrochemical industry since 1976. We are now one of the world's foremost marketing consultancies to the bulk chemicals, petrochemicals and plastics industries. We specialise in Chemical Intermediates, Synthetic Fibres and Resins.

Tecnon OrbiChem provides independent, expert assistance on projects and strategic issues. We offer a unique combination of up-to-date market information and in-depth analysis through monthly business reports and proprietary databases.

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Acrylic Acid & Acrylates
8 December 2017 Issue Number 320
  • Evonik and Dow to terminate StoHaas acrylic acid joint venture
  • European propylene contract for December increases by €32/ton
  • N-butanol prices have become more stable globally
  • European 2-EHA market tight; prices firm
  • US acrylates demand still running well in early December
  • Chinese AA, BA and 2-EHA prices firm; other acrylates stable

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Caustic Soda
8 December 2017 Issue Number 448
  • US producers have announced price increases for January of $70-115/short ton
  • European producers are planning price rises for Q1 due to tight market supply
  • CUF has just confirmed its plans to purchase some of Solvay’s assets in Spain
  • Spolana in Czech Republic confirms its mercury-based chlorine plant is closed
  • Prices in Asia have dropped this month as supply lengthens and demand eases
  • Although Chinese demand has eased, Chinese producers are still at high rates

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Acetic Acid ยท Vinyl Acetate
8 December 2017 Issue Number 363
  • China acetic acid prices keep to firm trend in November
  • Eastman outage keeping US acetic acid, anhydride tight
  • Acetic anhydride prices maintain surge in Europe, US
  • Global VAM markets steadily moving into balanced state
  • China ethyl acetate prices surge higher on strong feedstock
  • Methanol prices steadily increase in all regions in November

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