ICIS provides independent and unbiased pricing information, news and market analysis for the global plasticizers market – covering both phthalate and non-phthalate plasticizers. Our network of price reporters, based in Asia, Europe and the US, deliver local insight for each of these markets, which is published in our individual weekly price reports.
If you buy or sell plasticizers or related products, our reports, news and market intelligence will give you the prices and analysis of the factors driving the prices that you need to make confident commercial decisions.
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Non-Phthalate Plasticizers: Market overview
Updated to Q1 2017
The plasticizers market in China is expected to be stable-to-soft in the first quarter of 2017. Both dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP) and diisononyl phthalate (DINP) prices reached a year-high in November 2016. They are expected to track prices of dioctyl phthalate (DOP), the demand of which is expected to be slightly weaker at the start of the year.
The European plasticizer markets remain firm and are expected to do so throughout the first quarter. DOTP, DINP and di-propyl heptyl phthalate (DPHP) all continue to have supply constraints and there are upstream cost rises from ortho-xylene (OX) and propylene too.
DOP remains more stable, although all grades of plasticizers are expected to absorb some level of increase in January.
The US plasticizers market will enter first quarter of 2017 with shortages of DINP and di-isononyl-cyclohexane dicarboxylate (DINCH) due to several force majeure declarations in western Europe.
This will be partially offset by new US capacity of DOTP in early 2017 in the US Gulf. Some producers have initiated price hike initiatives for January 2017 for dioctyl adipate (DOA) and DOTP. However, it is uncertain whether these hikes will be accepted.
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The global plasticiser market size is around 6 million tons in 2011. Plasticisers are additives that increase the flexibility of a material. 96% of plasticisers are consumed in flexible PVC applications including cables, PVC films, roofing, flooring and wall covering.