Monopropylene glycol Prices, markets & analysis
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Mono propylene glycol Europe Transcript
The Europe mono propylene glycol (MPG) report has an official spot range for the industrial grade product.
It is also an important pricing tool, where a lot of contracts are based on a formula pricing linked to ICIS.
It covers two other grades, dipropylene glycol grade and the USP pharmaceutical grade.
This includes market commentary and pricing information on both grades.
The report also contains important production updates and important import information on trade flows between Asia and Europe.
The report also has invaluable information for both producers, buyers and traders and gives an overall view on various downstream sectors including the unsaturated polyester resin sector, food packaging, surfactants and different seasonal businesses.
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European monopropylene glycol (MPG) prices saw a decline at the end of the first quarter. Prices were mostly stable in the second quarter on the back of healthy unsaturated polyester resin (UPR) demand driven by seasonal ordering from the construction sector, which helped reduce the excess product available in the market. Traditionally, prices tend to fall in the second quarter but first-quarter demand was subdued on the back of a weak de-icer season, leaving prices at a relatively low level at the beginning of the second quarter.
In early June, an explosion severely damaged Shell’s upstream propylene oxide/styrene monomer (PO/SM) unit in Moerdijk in the Netherlands, raising downstream supply concerns. At first, the impact was relatively minor but as the month progressed, fears over security of supply heightened and MPG prices spiked to a two-year high. The market expressed mixed views about availability levels, depending on whether players were more active in the spot or contract markets, however, the consensus was that supply was tightening to some extent.
Updated to Q2 2014
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