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Updated to Q2 2019
The European market will likely be little impacted by the slew of cracker turnarounds scheduled for Q2 but the market has been preparing and making sure it was will stocked up on feedstock propylene. Equally, acetone is long on the continent so IPA production levels are expected to be stable throughout the peak season.
IPA demand is expected to carry on picking up as we enter peak season but at a slow pace. Cracker turnarounds at major European producers may participate in supporting lower levels of demand to keep the market balanced. A lack of visibility on the short term purveyed the market at the end of Q1 2019, and the industry was focused on feedstock values with the aim of aligning derivative prices.
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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.
The European isopropanol (IPA) report is a weekly report published every Friday. Now, in that report we focus on pharmaceutical and technical grade prices. What that does is give us a holistic view across the market. So we know the trends that are going on; we know prices, and we can compare those prices to come up with a complete price for isopropanol.
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So we speak to a number of distributors in order to gain a picture across the entirety of the market. What that does, is that it ensures that our information is accurate, timely and reliable
It means that we will know what’s going on in the little corners and the niche areas of the market and so that we don’t miss anything.
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