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Updated to Q1 2020
Within China, supply situation may be fairly stable, with ongoing closures at two major domestic China plants likely to remain in force for the near term. There are also no new plants expected to come on stream in China within the quarter. Outside of China, spot availabilities may be tightened with scheduled turnarounds in South Korea during March.
While demand could dip in the first half of the quarter, due to extended closures in January of various regional markets for Lunar New Year holidays, buying tempo may recover in the second half of the quarter on anticipations of post-holiday restocking activities.
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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.
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