The weekly Dimethyl Terephthalate, or DMT market, is covered in Europe by our locally based reporters.
Price assessments focus on monthly contract prices for liquid DMT. Market news and analysis include an overview, upstream movements for markets such as Crude, Methanol and PX, and downstream developments on PET and PBT. The information is supported with graphs and industry news, and is a vital tool to help you make informed business choices.
Updated to Q1 2019
Upstream paraxylene (PX) supply is expected to improve in Q1 2018. Several production issues are due to be resolved during the quarter, although the market will continue to remain structurally short. A structurally-short methanol market is expected be impacted by a fire at Europe’s largest plant in late December. However, OCI’s BioMCN mothballed plant is expected to reopen.
Demand for upstream methanol and paraxylene (PX) is expected to be healthy through Q1 2018 after a seasonal slowdown in December. Demand for European polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in Q1 2019 may not be as high as in previous years, if customers have committed to buying a lot of material out of territory.
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Dimethyl terephthalate (DMT) is used mainly to produce polyester resins, fibres and films as well as engineering resins.
Dimethyl terephthalate (DMT) are colourless crystals, insoluble in water but soluble in ether and hot ethyl alcohol.
DMT is available in molten (liquid) and flake (solid) forms. In Europe, mainly molten is delivered, with minimal imported quantities of flake material.
DMT is used mainly to produce polyester resins, fibres and films as well as engineering resins. The polyesters produced are used in fibres for the textile industry, the manufacture of food and drink containers such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, and films used in photography, computers, audio-visual equipment and packaging.
For film applications, DMT can be preferred due to its adhesion addition quality.
DMT can also be used in engineering resins, such as polybutylene terephthalate (PBT).