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Updated to Q2 2018
US glycol ethers diethylene glycol monobutyl ether (DB), ethylene glycol monobutyl ether (EB), propylene glycol methyl ether (PM) and propylene glycol methyl ether acetate (PMA) supply was mostly snug amid seasonally strong architectural coatings demand during the second quarter of 2018, which helped push values up by 6-8 cents/lb ($132-176/tonne). Transportation logistics problems continued to keep supply stressed, as a trucker shortage stymied the delivery of raw materials and extended delivery times to customers.
US glycol ethers demand strengthened during the height of the second quarter’s US spring paint and coatings season, the strongest demand period of the year. Winter storms that inhibited some of the usual early-year build in solvents demand had dissipated by April. For some paint makers, the spring coatings season brought more business than was projected, but as summer began, others described glycol ethers and downstream architectural coatings demand as strong, but weaker than last spring.
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