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Updated to Q3 2017
US butyl acetate (butac) supply was ample and steady during most of the third quarter, but supply began to tighten late in the quarter as Hurricane Harvey struck the US Gulf coast in the first week of September. Upstream supply pressure on butac and feedstock propylene, acetic acid and oxo-alcohol n-butanol (NBA) prompted late-quarter butac price-hike initiatives. NBA had been supply constrained during much of the quarter and continued on sales control as the quarter ended.
US butac demand declined moderately from the peak US spring coatings season, but then continued steady during most of the quarter until Hurricane Harvey disrupted both chemical production and transportation logistics in the US Gulf Coast region. The storm curtailed feedstock supply to producers, prompting late-quarter price-hike efforts. While seasonal demand would typically have continued to weaken, it was somewhat bolstered by storm-related supply limits and unexpectedly steady buying interest for late summer/early fall, sellers said.
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