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.
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Non-Phthalate Plasticizers: Market overview
Updated to Q3 2017
Plasticizers in Asia will enter the lull period in the summer months and spot prices could come under some downtrend pressure in the third quarter. However, demand for diisononyl phthalate (DINP) may remain strong for the start of the third quarter as Europe is still expected to be recovering from production loss suffered after Evonik declared force majeure in the second quarter.
European plasticizers spot prices are expected to tail off in Q3 given improved availability and the anticipated summer slowdown as is traditionally seen. Most European units are running well, with the exception of BASF’s Ludwigshafen, Germany site, which will continue to run at low rates until October when final repair works will be carried out at the plant.
Supply for the US plasticizers market is expected to loosen during the third quarter of 2017, due to easing of supply and production issues in other regions. Supply issues in Europe have begun to ease, after production issues were resolved. Arbitrage opportunities will remain open early in the third quarter for shipments from Asia to the US due to medium to large price gaps.
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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.