Epichlorohydrin is covered by ICIS in Asia and Europe on a weekly basis. In Asia, price assessments focus on spot activity, while in Europe it is a monthly contract price.
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Updated to Q1 2021
Supply was tightened on some unplanned production woes in the region. This exerted additional pressures on the regional supply situation, which was already facing limitations stemming from several scheduled plant maintenances in early 2021.
Demand was robust as functioning downstream epoxy resins plants went on a production overdrive in a bid to produce more and plug a global suppy shortage.
Supply tightened during Q1, on the back of INOVYN’s force majeure and strong demand, especially for derivative epoxy resins. Asian import disruption, exacerbated by the Suez Canal blockage, also played a part.
Demand remained elevated during Q1 across segments and in particular from the derivative epoxy market. Supply security concerns could also have boosted buying activity to some extent.
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ECH is a colourless liquid with an irritating chloroform-like odour. Both chlorine and propylene are used to make ECH, which is used as a chemical intermediate together with bis-phenol A (BPA) in the manufacture of epoxy resins.
Epichlorohydrin (ECH) is a clear, colourless liquid with a sweet, pungent odour. The main production process is based on the chlorination of propylene to make allyl chloride as the intermediate step to ECH.
Around three-quarters of global ECH demand is used to make epoxy resins which offer corrosion resistance, solvent and chemical resistance, hardness and adhesion. They are used in the manufacture of adhesives, coatings and structural parts for the automotive, aerospace, electronics and construction industries. The electronics industry uses epoxy resins to encapsulate electronic components and protect them from damage.
Other uses for ECH include preparation of fibres in textile manufacture, improving the performance of paper products, and ion exchange resins.