02 July 2012 02:00 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Here are some of the top stories from ICIS Asia and the ?xml:namespace>
Focus - Asia BD rebounds on restocking; poor demand to limit uptrend
Spot butadiene (BD) prices in
Focus - Asia EPS stays firm on strong SM prices; demand remains weak
Expandable polystyrene (EPS) prices in
Interview - Global EVA growth could vary by 300,000 tonnes over 5 years
Global ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) demand growth could vary by as much as 300,000 tonnes over the next five years as a result of great uncertainty over demand from the downstream solar-panel industry, said a chemicals and plastics industry consultant.
Focus - Asia ADA under pressure; tightening supply to temper falls
Spot adipic acid (ADA) values in Asia are still under pressure to decline because of poor demand, but a tightening of regional supply amid production cuts and delayed start-ups of new plants should help temper the price falls, industry sources said on Thursday.
Polysilicon spot prices in Asia are likely to remain depressed this year because of an oversupply in the global market, and with China – a key market for the product – possibly slapping antidumping duties on imports from the US and South Korea, market sources said on Thursday.
Spot acetic acid prices in South Asia may stabilise in the near term after plunging to a six-month low this month, backed by firm prices of feedstock methanol in
Recent gains made by Asian naphtha spot prices may not be sustainable despite a recent spike in spot buying activities as demand for downstream petrochemicals is fundamentally weak, market sources said on Friday.
Middle East spot polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) prices will likely fall for a second straight month for July parcels, tracking the recent months of steep declines in Asia and Europe, market players said on Thursday.
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