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Updated to Q2 2018
US Ethylene oxide (EO) supply tightened during the second quarter on the back of multiple turnarounds and stronger downstream demand into ethylene glycols and ethanolamines. EO is largely used to make monoethylene glycol (MEG), a key feedstock for polyethylene terephthalate (PET). EO’s secondary outlet is in surfactants. Other EO derivatives include glycol ethers, polyols for polyurethane systems, polyethylene glycols and polyalkylene glycols.
Downstream demand from the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) sector was slower than expected. Production and feedstock issues negatively affected the PET markets. Contract prices steadily moved down due to increased production of feedstock ethylene from new cracker projects. EO producers in the US include BASF, Dow Chemical, Eastman Chemical, Huntsman, Indorama Ventures, LyondellBasell and Shell Chemical.
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