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ECH is used in making durable coatings for pipes, appliances, as well as for food and drink cans

Focus China domestic ECH slumps 13% over 3 weeks; may extend falls

Focus story Matthew Chong

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Spot domestic epichlorohydrin (ECH) prices in China posted heavy losses for the third straight week amid availability of cheaper glycerine-based material in the market and weak demand, industry sources said on Thursday.

Prices may continue falling after the Chinese holiday on 1-7 October, especially if major producer Shandong Haili decides to restart its Jiangsu plant.

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