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Acetic Acid ยท Vinyl Acetate
12 November 2018 Issue Number 374
  • China domestic, export acetic acid prices soften in late October
  • Q4 Europe acetic acid contract prices decrease around €70/ton
  • US VAM market mostly balanced despite scheduled outages
  • European ethyl acetate prices decreased steadily during October
  • US methanol contract prices jump to 153-156 c/gal for November
  • Accsys Technologies increases acetylated wood capacity in Belgium

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Acrylic Acid & Acrylates
9 November 2018 Issue Number 331
  • US propylene contract rolls over for October, but spot prices have since softened
  • European BA and 2-EHA markets tighter following BASF force majeure
  • US acrylic acid prices stable; demand remains steady
  • MMA prices in Europe softer on weaker demand and softer Asian market
  • Chinese acrylic acid and acrylates prices start to soften in early November on raw materials
  • Asian acrylic acid and acrylates activity slows as buyers take wait and see stance

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Bio-Materials & Intermediates
7 November 2018 Issue Number 063
  • Special Report: Use of sustainable aviation fuels on upward flight
  • US bio-MPG demand is reportedly robust
  • BASF, Avantium in Synvina FDCA project dispute
  • Novamont starts its newly expanded bio-based Origo-Bi® PBAT facility
  • BioAmber assets sale to LCY Biotechnology Inc. now completed
  • River Rhine’s low water level affecting European oleochemical industry
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