Phthalate Plasticizers Prices, markets & analysis
For a clear insight into European plasticizer markets, you need in-depth price reports direct from the region.
That is why ICIS maintains a network of locally based reporters, providing not only price assessments but also market commentary and analysis of phthalate and non-phthalate plasticizers, to guide you in strategic planning, trading and negotiating contracts.
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- Obtain weekly price movements
- Monitor supply and demand
- Understand the dynamics between various types of plasticizers
- Look for arbitrage opportunities
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Buyers in the European plasticizers market continued to purchase product on a hand-to-mouth basis during August to November on account of continuing weak demand from the downstream polyvinyl chloride (PVC) sector. Activity in the construction industry has been undermined in recent years by macroeconomic problems in Europe.
The plasticizers market has consequently remained well-supplied, with prices seeing only modest changes. The main influence on plasticizer prices has been the cost of feedstock propylene.
Spot prices were assessed by ICIS in mid-August at €1,520-1,560/tonne FD (free delivered) NWE (northwest Europe) for dioctyl phthalate (DOP), €1,550-1,590/tonne for diisononyl phthalate (DINP), €1,590-1,630/tonne FD NWE for dipropyl heptyl phthalate (DPHP), and €1,530-1,580/tonne FD NWE for dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP). By early November, prices were at €1,520-1,550/tonne for DOP, €1,540-1,580/tonne for DINP, €1,595-1,625/tonne for DPHP, and €1,510-1,560/tonne for DOTP.
Arkema announced on 20 September that it would move to close its 70,000 tonne/year DOP plant in Chauny, France, by March 2014. The producer cited a decline in market demand for its products and what it identified as “substantial overcapacity” in Europe.
Updated to mid-November
The newly launched ICIS Europe Plasticizers price report allows you to evaluate the different types of plasticizers and select the most appropriate type to use in production, by monitoring weekly price assessments, supply and demand data, production and feedstock news and updates, legislative changes, and trade flows within Turkey, Asia and the US.
What the report covers:
- Spot free-delivered (FD) northwest Europe (NWE) price assessments for dioctyl phthalate (DOP), di-isononyl phthalate (DINP), dipropyl heptyl phthalate (DPHP) and dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP)
- Commentary and ad hoc prices for di-isodecyl phthalate (DIDP), dioctyl adipate (DOA) and trioctyl trimellitate (TOTM)
- Ad hoc coverage of prices and regional supply/demand assessments for eastern Europe, the US, Turkey and the Asia-Pacific region
- Prices for feedstocks naphtha, phthalic anhydride (PA), propylene, 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH), purified terephthalic acid (PTA), paraxylene (PX) and orthoxylene (OX), as well as production capacities and market developments
- An analysis of the dynamics between the ortho-phthalate and non ortho-phthalate plasticizer markets, including factors such as changes in legislation
- Key developments including specialty/green alternatives, and other potential future trends
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Phthalate Plasticizers. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
Our time series of pricing data enables you to build and model trends, to get a view of where markets might be heading. The data service includes charting functionality, allowing you to chart and download multiple data series for manipulation in your own internal models. You can also export data to Excel via the ICIS dashboard service.
ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross-section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors from more than 250 reporters world-wide. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments.
Our in-depth market knowledge drives our specialist focus, as we recognise the importance of individual market dynamics and not a one-size-fits-all approach.
Over 25 years of reporting on key chemicals markets, including Phthalate Plasticizers, has brought global recognition of our methodology as being unbiased, authoritative and rigorous in preserving our editorial integrity. Our global network of reporters in Houston, London, Singapore, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Mumbai, Perth and Moscow ensures unrivalled coverage of established and emerging markets.