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Updated to Q4 2018
US ethylene oxide (EO) supply was healthy as production was normal and downstream demand into ethylene glycols and ethanolamines slowed down with the end of high season. In general, the markets turned bearish with seasonality kicking in and a bevy of uncertainties weighing on business sentiment. EO producers in the US include BASF, Dow Chemical, Eastman Chemical, Huntsman, Indorama Ventures, LyondellBasell and Shell Chemical.
Demand tapered off in the downstream polyethylene terephthalate (PET) sector. Demand from the anti-freeze and de-icing sector was seasonally normal, but did not received a significant boost due to milder than expected weather. EO contract prices steadily moved down due to lower feedstock ethylene prices. EO is largely used to make monoethylene glycol (MEG), a key feedstock for PET. EO’s secondary outlet is in surfactants.
We offer the following regional Ethylene oxide coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the US Ethylene oxide marketplace.
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