The ICIS Polyacetal (POM) report is published weekly in Asia. In Europe POM falls under the Engineering Plastics report and includes Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) prices.
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Polyacetal: Market overview
Updated to Q3 2017
Most POM market players in Asia did not have a clear outlook of the rest of the year, due to the present uncertainty in the key China market caused by the recent preliminary announcement of antidumping duties (ADDs) in end June. Market players expect import appetite to still be strong with or without the ADDs, especially from the automotive industry, as China will still be net short on POM. However, the impact on import prices caused by the ADDs is still uncertain.
The European POM market remained stable at the start of the third quarter of 2017, with balanced market conditions. The Q3 contract price for feedstock methanol settled down €90/tonne in late June, putting downwards pressure on quarterly contract negotiations for POM. However, producers have questioned the extent to which this will be passed through to POM pricing, as methanol prices increased during 2016 and early 2017 without a corresponding increase in POM prices.
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Polyacetal or POM is a crystalline plastic often used for technical applications due to its strength, ductility (ability to be drawn into threads without breaking) and good machinability. Its properties make it suitable for click connections (e.g. bicycle lamp holders). The material is known for its stiffness, strength and hardness up to 120ºC, and is as elastic as many metals. It is wear resistant and has a very low friction coefficient. The colour is opaque white, and carbon black can be added to protect the product from UV-light.