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Updated to Q2 2019
US glycol ethers supply will tighten during the second quarter amid moderately stronger seasonal demand and at least one planned upstream oxo-alcohols maintenance outage scheduled to begin in April. Buying interest from the architectural coatings markets will pressure supply despite economic headwinds and expected mild improvement in paint demand.
Glycol ethers second-quarter demand will improve moderately as the US spring paint and coatings season gets fully under way. Although near-term forecasts predict a wet spring, seasonality and pent-up demand from flood- and fire-ravaged portions of the US may bring some rebound. Year-on-year coatings demand is expected only 2-3% stronger.
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A large proportion of glycol ethers goes into the paints and coatings industry, though other uses include inks, cleaning products, plasticisers, brake fluids, pharmaceuticals, cosmetic and personal care products.
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