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Oxo-alcohols are products that are derived from olefins, primarily propylene. Products like butanol (NBA) and iso-butanol (IBA) and 2-ethyl hexanol (2EH) are used as solvents and plasticisers.
They are pre-cursors of products that are used in the paints and coating industries as well as the manufacture of flexible polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
Key drivers for the oxo-alcohols market are construction industry, whether it be home construction or commercial construction industry, appliance industry and the automotive products industry; industry categories that need permeable coating material.
The market currently is recovering form recession and people are anticipating that the market for oxo-alcohols will continue to grow for the next several years as various industries continue to recover from the downturn.
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Updated to Q1 2016
Spot prices of oxo-alcohols were largely stable-to-firm in Q1 2016, driven by post-Lunar New Year restocking in mid-February and tracking the uptrend in feedstock propylene since end-January.
2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) and its downstream dioctyl phthalate (DOP) in East Asia largely bottomed out around late January, ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, and have steadily shown a rebound for the rest of the quarter, hitting $780/tonne CFR E Asia and $860/tonne CFR E Asia respectively.
N-butanol (NBA) prices in northeast Asia have also extended the uptrend since mid-December, hitting a five-month high of $655/tonne CFR NE Asia in mid-March which is up more than 25% from historical lows set in late November.
Spot prices were supported by higher Chinese domestic prices amid relatively low average operating rates, with at least two Chinese producers said to have postponed plans to start up new production lines in Q1.
In general, the market sentiment was better than that in the fourth quarter of 2015, when oxo-alcohol prices had dropped to multi-year lows alongside the plunge in upstream crude and propylene.
ICIS publishes a weekly report for the oxo-alcohols chain in Asia. It includes price assessments for regional products, such as normal butanol (NBA), isobutanol (IBA), 2 ethylhexanol (2-EH) and dioctyl phthalate (DOP).
Domestic external numbers from the key Chinese market are provided.
ICIS works closely with our colleagues to ensure the most in-depth coverage is made available to our subscribers.
We keep track of upstream propylene movements, plant turnarounds, production outages, new start-ups, expansion plans and downstream demand drivers to ensure that the supply and demand conditions are delivered clearly for customers to make key business decisions.
Information in the report is based on data collected from a wide range of contacts, this is then carefully analysed and delivered within the report to ensure that the information is timely, accurate and impartial. It is a crucial report and extremely useful to our customers.
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