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There are two grades of bisphenol A produced, one suitable for epoxy resin manufacture and a higher purity grade is for polycarbonate production.
The main outlet for BPA is polycarbonate, which accounts for approximately two-thirds of global demand. The second largest outlet, at around a third of BPA consumption is epoxy resins.
Polycarbonate is used in a variety of applications such as the fast-growing optical media industry, electrical and electronic, construction automotive and packaging applications.
The prices of phenol and benzene as well as demand from the polycarbonate and epoxy resins industries largely influence the price of BPA.
Phenol supply is currently limited owing to the robust buying demand from its derivatives and in 2010 BPA supply was the tightest it had been in 15 years.
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Updated to Q4 2016
Asian spot bisphenol A (BPA) prices were mostly on a downward trend during the year’s fourth quarter, albeit recovering from the second half of November. Prices moved from $1,120/tonne CFR (cost & freight) China on 7 October to $1,115/tonne by 2 December.
Paltry downstream demand, particularly epoxy resins demand, generated downward pressure on BPA prices in the early part of the fourth quarter. Weakening Chinese domestic prices of BPA, coupled with the weaker Chinese Yuan currency against the US dollar, also made imports of the product generally unattractive.
Softening upstream phenol prices also served to limit the otherwise modest recovery in prices in the latter part of the fourth qurter.
In a similar vein, poor epoxy resins demand in India weighed on spot CIF (cost, insurance and freight) prices. BPA prices went from $1,105/tonne CIF India to $1,055/tonne CIF India during the same period of comparison.
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