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Polyurethanes & Intermediates
4 October 2019 Issue Number 287
  • Saudi Arabia oil field attack potentially disturbs the isocyanates market
  • European TDI turnarounds ongoing
  • MPG price hikes in the US ahead of de-icing season
  • Rhine water levels continue to fall
  • European and US BDO Q4 negotiations ongoing
  • Fire at Huntsman polyol facility in Turkey

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Acetic Acid ยท Vinyl Acetate
4 October 2019 Issue Number 385
  • Celanese shuts acetic acid, VAM units in Clear Lake, Texas, after fire
  • China acetyls market demand slows ahead of holiday in early October
  • Sipchem ramps up AA, VAM units after attacks on Saudi oil facilities
  • Ineos Oxide maintains FM on ethyl acetate after resuming production
  • US methanol contracts rolled over for October at 100-103 c/gal fob
  • Europe Q4 methanol contract settles down €35/ton at €270/ton fob

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Fibres & Intermediates
30 September 2019 Issue Number 421
  • Polypropylene fibre markets remain depressed in all regions
  • Asia tyrecord producers running plants at 70%-75% rates during Q3
  • Market sentiment in China for polyester filament improves to some extent
  • Business sentiment in West Europe for polyester staple remains very weak
  • Chinese acrylic fibre producers see lower feedstock costs but demand is still slow
  • European viscose staple market expected to recover following a weaker-than-expected August

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Friday 8 November 2019

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5 - 6 December 2019

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