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Bis Phenol A Europe Transcript
The ICIS European bisphenol A report is published weekly on Fridays after speaking with players across the market in order to obtain the latest information on factors such as supply and demand, contract price negotiations, available imports and exports, production and updates from the feed stock and derivative markets.
The main outlet of BPA is in the manufacture of Polycarbonate, which accounts for approximately two thirds of global demand.
The second largest outlet at around a third of BPA consumption is Epoxy Resins. Other uses include flame retardants, unsaturated Polyester resins and polyacrylate, polyetherimide and polysulphone resin.
Contract price assessments are done on a free delivered North West Europe basis in Euros per metric tonne with conversions to US cents per pound. The European quotes include both Epoxy grade and Polycarbonate grade material.
Our price assessments are based on information gathered from consumers, producers and traders we speak to on a weekly basis. As well as focusing on production and consumption, the report give and overall observation of the market and general sentiment for price direction, including intelligence on the Asian BPA market.
ICIS has been covering the Bis Phenol A market since 1990, our customers rely on our data and use it to negotiate their contracts and trust our commentary for its impartial and up to date analysis.
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Updated to Q4 2014
European bisphenol-A (BPA) availability was tight to balanced at the start of Q4,as high prices in Asia limited imports from Korea. In addition, maintenance shutdowns and an import tariff introduced in July, kept Russian product out of the market. Buyers increasingly turned to domestic product for their needs. One European producer with captive polycarbonate production came back to the merchant BPA market.
This was exacerbated by production problems at Momentive Specialty Chemicals’ site in Pernis, the Netherlands. The site had a force majeure on BPA from 30 October - 6 November, although it was short of product for most of the quarter.
Spot prices were stable in October at an average of €1,560/tonne FD (free delivered) northwest Europe (NWE). However, they fell in November and December with lower feedstock prices and improved availability towards the end of the quarter. This was coupled with seasonally low demand and destocking. By 12 December, prices had fallen to €1,400-1,420/tonne FD NWE.
Freely-negotiated contracts were at €1,550-1,570/tonne FD NWE through October and November, kept at high levels. However, prices fell to €1,500-1,570/tonne FD NWE in December.
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