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Updated to Q2 2018
Maleic anhydride (MA) supply tightened on the back of multiple outages. One producer was operating at reduced rates while one of their reactors was changed. Two other producers had separate outages that lasted for four to six weeks. Buyers also grappled with logistical issues, making scheduling and receiving deliveries challenging. In North America, major MA producers include Ashland, Flint Hills Resources, Huntsman, Lanxess and Bartek.
Demand into downstream-unsaturated polyester resins (UPR) and other sectors was strong, but exports to Europe were constrained. MA is primarily used in the manufacture of UPRs, which are used in applications such as recreational boats, bathroom fixtures, automobiles and pipes. Feedstock butane costs also increased by 20% in parallel with crude. As a result, MA prices moved up during the second quarter.
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