The weekly Dimethyl Terephthalate, or DMT market, is covered in Europe by our locally based reporters.
Price assessments focus on monthly contract prices for liquid DMT. Market news and analysis include an overview, upstream movements for markets such as Crude, Methanol and PX, and downstream developments on PET and PBT. The information is supported with graphs and industry news, and is a vital tool to help you make informed business choices.
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Dimethyl terephthalate: Market overview
Updated to Q2 2018
Output of upstream paraxylene (PX) is due to increase in Q2 to match seasonal derivative demand from the purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) markets. Due to this pull on product, PX supply should remain stable. New plants and a recovery from unusual tightness seen in Q1 should result in improved availability of methanol, dimethyl terephthalate's (DMT) other raw material.
Requests for upstream paraxylene (PX) are traditionally high in the spring, due to the pull from sales of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle grade in the warmer months. Demand for methanol, the other primary feedstock for dimethyl terephthalate (DMT), is usually strong in Q2, and this is expected to be the case in 2018. The market for downstream engineering plastics is also firm going into Q2.
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Dimethyl Terephthalate Methodology
About Dimethyl terephthalate
Dimethyl terephthalate (DMT) are colourless crystals, insoluble in water but soluble in ether and hot ethyl alcohol.
DMT is available in molten (liquid) and flake (solid) forms. In Europe, mainly molten is delivered, with minimal imported quantities of flake material.
DMT is used mainly to produce polyester resins, fibres and films as well as engineering resins. The polyesters produced are used in fibres for the textile industry, the manufacture of food and drink containers such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, and films used in photography, computers, audio-visual equipment and packaging.
For film applications, DMT can be preferred due to its adhesion addition quality.
DMT can also be used in engineering resins, such as polybutylene terephthalate (PBT).