ICIS provides independent and unbiased pricing information, news and market analysis for the global plasticizers market – covering both phthalate and non-phthalate plasticizers. Our network of price reporters, based in Asia, Europe and the US, deliver local insight for each of these markets, which is published in our individual weekly price reports.
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Non-Phthalate Plasticizers: Market overview
Updated to Q4 2016
Separate US October plasticizers price-hike efforts of four cents/lb ($88/tonne) are likely to be successful on pressure from the six-cent/lb gain in September propylene. But pricing power is expected to weaken during the rest of the quarter on likely softer upstream propylene and flat or softer oxo-alcohols values, as well as waning seasonal construction-markets demand. Plasticizers demand typically tracks US GDP.
In Europe, sellers expect plasticizers demand remain strong throughout October. This, along with firming upstream prices, prompted producers to seek further increases for di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) and dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP). There were some pockets of tightness for DINP in October, but overall availability is likely to remain ample. Ample supply could weaken price-hike initiatives, sources said.
In Asia, prices in the CFR China markets will track movements in the Chinese domestic spot market. With feedstock prices expected to come down after a bullish run in the third quarter, spot prices for DINP and dioctyl phthalate (DOP) are expected to remain subdued.
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The global plasticiser market size is around 6 million tons in 2011. Plasticisers are additives that increase the flexibility of a material. 96% of plasticisers are consumed in flexible PVC applications including cables, PVC films, roofing, flooring and wall covering.