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Updated to Q2 2018
The European glycol ether (EGE) market was balanced-to-tight at the start of the quarter, with butyl di-glycol (BDG) tighter in comparison to butyl glycol (BG). Market dynamics remained stable in April, with seasonal demand having a slow start to the quarter. US Dow Chemical shut down its ethylene oxide (EO) and glycol ether production at its Seadrift, Texas facility. Availability from the producer was limited between May and June as a result. There was also talk of BDG shortages in June at another European producer. The quarter ended with less availability, particularly for BDG.
Peak demand season started slowly due to colder weather in April and ample supply in the first quarter, particularly for butyl glycol (BG). Demand was healthy during May with consumption in the paint and coatings sector picking up. Demand grew stronger in June due to increased tightness in the market, particularly for butyl di-glycol (BDG) which was limited in supply. Production shutdowns and increased exports were said to be the cause of supply shortages in June.
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