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Updated to Q3 2021
No drastic change in supply dynamics is expected for Q3 in terms of domestic operating rates. However, Europe could see a comeback of imports from Asia as IPA price falls in the region, which could reopen the arbitrage window that was narrowed in H1 by the increased cost of sea freight rates. This increased supply, should it materialise, is unlikely to be offset by the typically lower operating rates in August during holiday season.
July is normally a strong month for solvents due to construction activity driving consumption of paints and coatings. However, this year, the rush to procurement seems to have occurred earlier, in March and April. Although IPA consumption is expected to ramp up incrementally on a wider reopening of the economy post-lockdowns, views remain very cautious on extent and timing.
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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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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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