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Updated to Q4 2018
At the beginning of the quarter, bisphenol-A (BPA) prices held steady as the length of the market started to increase. As demand for BPA and both downstream products epoxy resins and polycarbonate continued to dwindle in China, Asian producers outside of the country continued to make competitive offers, which put downward pressure on prices. Towards the end of the year, the market leaned towards over-supply as some European traders chose to sit on material rather than lower prices.
Demand for BPA continued to decline throughout the fourth quarter as the desire for immediately available material dropped off heading towards the end of the year. Bigger consumers continued to accept contracted volumes for lower levels than being offered on the spot market. Further on in the quarter, buyers were able to capitalise on lower prices from Asian producers, brought on by a smaller appetite for material in China. The year-end saw trading on the spot market peter out almost completely.
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Bis-phenol A is produced by the condensation of phenol and acetone in the presence of an acid catalyst (hydrogen chloride) and usually a promoter such as methyl mercaptan.
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