20 March 2012 16:28 [Source: ICIS news]
The March contract for molten-grade PA was assessed by ICIS at 85-92 cents/lb, while flake-grade was assessed at 86-93 cents/lb.
PA contracts typically reflect the previous month’s OX price, which settled at 69 cents/lb in February, up by 7 cents/lb from January.
PA is a key intermediate in the production of plasticisers, which are used to make products such as flexible polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
Major US PA producers include BASF, Koppers, and Stepan.
($1 = €0.76)
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