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Products Methodology – September 2013

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Gasoline Gasolines are a blend of light hydrocarbons for use as a motor fuel. Quality specifications vary between regions due to climate and environmental requirements, together with seasonal quality variations. Naphtha Naphtha is a blend of light hydrocarbons used as a feedstock for either gasoline blending or for further processing into petrochemical derivatives. Jet Kerosene Jet Kerosene is […]

Phthalic Anhydride Methodology – October 2013

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Over half the production of phthalic anhydride is used in the manufacture of phthalate esters, employed as plasticisers in PVC. Other major uses are in polyester resins and (decreasingly) in alkyd resins. About 10% of phthalic anhydride production is used in the production of isatoic anhydride and chemical feedstock. The major end use of phthalate esthers is in the […]

Phenol Methodology – September 2013

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The primary chemical intermediates and derivatives of phenol include phenolic resin, bisphenol-A (BPA), caprolactam, adipic acid and plasticiser. With the growing use of polycarbonate in such sectors as optical media, electrical and electronics and construction, BPA has emerged as the main outlet for much of the phenol production. Globally, BPA accounts for around 35% of phenol output, followed by 30% in phenolic resin and […]

Oxo-Alcohols Methodology – October 2013

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The alcohols (NBA, IBA, and 2-EH) have some uses just as solvents, but are primarily used as feedstocks for other products. About 50 percent of 2-EH is used to make plasticisers – chiefly Di Octyl Phthalate (DOP).  Smaller amounts are used to make 2-EH acylate, 2-EH nitrate, a diesel fuel additive and lube additives.  NBA is a feedstock for butyl […]

Maleic Anhydride Methodology – October 2013

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Maleic anhydride (MA) is derived from butane in the US. In Europe and Asia, MA is derived predominantly from butane units, although a small amount is produced by benzene units. Accounting for more than 50% of consumption, the primary outlet for maleic anhydride is for the manufacture of unsaturated polyester resins (UPR), which is used […]

The Outlook Report

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ICIS provides authoritative price forecasts for the fertilizer industry. The Outlook offers: Individual reports on ammonia, nitrogen, phosphates, sulphur and sulphurid acid (monthly), and potash (quarterly) Price forecasts for the coming 12 months Full and detailed analysis of the supply/demand outlook All major supply areas and markets covered

World Crude Report Consultation 2013

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ICIS is implementing a process for rolling consultation on all of its pricing methodologies. GMC 02/13 is part of this process and covers all of the ICIS primary price points included in the World Crude Report.

Solvents

ICIS provides independent and unbiased pricing information, news and market analysis for the global Solvents market. 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 price reports. If you buy or sell Solvents or related products, our reports, […]

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Polyethylene Methodology – September 2013

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ICIS continuously develops, reviews and revises its methodologies in consultation with industry participants. Product specifications and trading terms and conditions used aim to reflect typical working practices prevalent in the industry. ICIS publishes market prices based on information continuously gathered from market participants about: spot transactions, spot bid and offer levels, contract price negotiations, prices […]