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Updated to Q4 2020
There is likely to be reduced availability in the opening weeks of the year’s final quarter. This is mainly because of a maintenance shutdown in Texas, coming quickly after downtime at the same plant, although the global network will be brought into play to ensure the European market does not run too short of material. This principally means that spot purchases will probably be pressured until November or December.
Demand in the early part of Q4 should continue to be quite healthy, although the main season for PTA, deriving from soft drinks consumption, has now ended. Demand for de-icing agents seldom compensates for the seasonal demand for PTA and will come, if at all, towards the end of the quarter. The normal reduction in consumer inventory can be expected from late November, although this is not an option that is available to some purchasers.
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Acetic acid, a clear colourless liquid with a pungent odour, is used as a chemical intermediate and solvent with widespread applications throughout industry.
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