ICIS has a network of locally based reporters providing coverage of regional Epichlorohydrin markets. They provide not just pricing information, but an in-depth understanding of the factors driving prices and market fluctuations.
Updated to Q4 2018
The ECH market started the fourth quarter with balanced fundamentals. Domestic supply remained healthy, although imported volumes were down year on year. Supply remained stable throughout the quarter, and there were no issues obtaining raw materials, with primary feedstock propylene remaining a key driver in settling prices. Material remained widely available heading towards the year end, but this is traditionally the slowest time for the market, producers faced little pressure to reduce prices in order to sell volumes.
Demand appeared balanced by supply at the beginning of the fourth quarter, and fundamentals stayed steady throughout November. The appetite for material started to wain at the end of the year, as buyers chose to concentrate on de-stocking rather than replenishing inventories. Despite being the main downstream segment, demand from the epoxy resins segment remained relatively consistent and in line with seasonal expectation, with consistent demand from other consumers. Price decreases were driven by propylene movements rather than lack of demand.
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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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