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 2017
European dimethyl terephthalate (DMT) will be under upstream pressure following the second quarter settlement of feedstock methanol. The methanol contract settled with a price jump from the previous quarter with the value of Chinese product affecting discussions.
The upstream paraxylene (PX) market, going into the second quarter, was longer than it had been previously, and participants expect prices to soften. BP’s force majeure at its purified terephthalic acid (PTA) facility in Geel, Belgium, has contributed to the market’s supply situation.
The monthly contract price of DMT is calculated using quarterly methanol and monthly PX prices.
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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).