Aromatic and aliphatic solvents Prices, markets & analysis
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Aromatic and aliphatic solvents US Transcript
The US aromatic and aliphatic solvents report is a weekly publication and covers four aromatic solvents: toluene, xylene, aromatic 100 and aromatic 150; and four aliphatic solvents: hexane, vmmp, and mineral spirits high and low.
The assessments are spot prices on a delivered basis to a number of different regions of the country including: the Gulf coast and the middle of the US also known as mid-continent.
This report is prepared after speaking with producers and distributors of aromatic and aliphatic solvents on a weekly basis to get the most objective and current information possible.
The report, being extremely accurate and timely, helps market participants in aromatic and aliphatic solvent sectors to make key decisions about their markets.
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US aromatics truck and rail market prices for toluene and xylene are expected to be stable to weaker in the second quarter. The truck and rail market was being pressured lower, though, as barge spot prices for toluene and mixed xylene (MX) were on the decline alongside thin demand and balanced to slightly long supply positions.
The expected decline is based on expectations for the barge spot market, which can typically influence the truck and rail market.
Overall, market expectations for the spring have been mixed. Some trade sources have said demand from blenders ahead of the summer driving season will be thin, while others have said the gasoline market and energy futures could firm in the summer and support aromatics prices as well.
Meanwhile, hexane, mineral spirits high and low, and varnish makers and paints (VM&P) markets are expected to see prices up as demand increases from the paints and coatings sector and the construction sector.
Updated to mid-April 2014
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