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Updated to Q3 2020
Supply is not expected to be affected, even as acetone-based producers run on reduced rates due to a shortage of feedstock acetone and as smaller producers, particularly in China, shut plants on poor margins. Supply is likely to lengthen on falling demand following the spate of panic buying.
As some buyers have ample stocks, import interest may stay lacklustre for a while as domestic markets try to digest the existing supply. Demand in the downstream inks, packaging and hand sanitizers sectors is likely to remain stable to strong in the near term. However, the downstream paints and coatings industry is expected to continue struggling to recover its footing, due to the virus outbreak.
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Isopropanol (IPA), also known as isopropyl alcohol, is a low-cost solvent used in many industrial and consumer products and as an extractant.
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