Phthalate Plasticizers Prices, markets & analysis
Our weekly report helps you examine the different types of plasticizers by providing complete coverage for both phthalate and non-phthalate plasticizers.
It contains pricing information and trade analysis produced by ICIS market experts who gather first-hand intelligence from key players in the region.
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- Monitor weekly prices for all major types of phthalate and non-phthalate plasticizers
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Updated to Q4 2014
US spot prices for diisononyl phthalate (DINP) and dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP) have been the major movers price-wise in the fourth quarter of 2014, both falling on long supply and the global downtrend in plasticizer values on the back of the precipitous drop in crude oil prices.
Over the entire US plasticizer complex, falling feedstock prices also have been pressuring plasticizer prices, with propylene, orthoxylene (OX) and phthlatic anhydride (PA) values all dropping as 2014 drew to a close.
Prices for specialty plasticizers such as trioctyl trimellitate (TOTM) and diisononyl cyclohexane dicarboxylate (DINCH) have held up somewhat, but major use chemicals such as DINP and DOTP have seen their prices fall by more than 13% since mid-November.
The drop in DINP prices comes at a time when many consumers are switching over to DOTP to avoid the implementation of a Proposition 65 rule in California that deems DINP as a cancer-causing chemical and will force products containing a certain amount of DINP to bear that label. Despite the increase in demand for DOTP amid the switchover, DOTP is long on supply in the US and thus has been affected by lower values across the globe.
The ICIS US Plasticizers price report provides buyers, sellers and traders in the region with information needed to make strategic business decisions, maximising revenue and profit. The weekly pricing information can be used as a benchmark for transactions.
The report provides comprehensive coverage of all major types of phthalate and non-phthalate plasticizers, including price assessments, supply and demand data as well as production and downstream news. Its detailed content allows you to examine both types of plasticizers and select which one to utilise in production.
Information covered in the report includes:
- Weekly price assessments – DEL EOR dioctyl phthalate (DOP), di-isononyl phthalate (DINP), dipropyl heptyl phthalate (DPHP) , dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP), dioctyl adipate (DOA), trioctyl trimellitate (TOTM) and di-isononyl-cyclohexane dicarboxylate (DINCH)
- Weekly overview and outlook for the overall US plasticizers market, including a brief commentary on the European and Asian markets
- Prices and market updates for feedstocks naphtha, phthalic anhydride (PA), propylene, 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH), purified terephthalic acid (PTA), paraxylene (PX) and orthoxylene (OX)
- Production news including plant capacity, shutdowns and maintenance plans
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