Methylene Chloride

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Pricing sensitive to co-product demand

Government regulations have caused a decline in Methylene Chloride (MEC) consumption, and vapour release capture and product substitutions have reduced demand for virgin product. However, diversity of applications means that declining use in some sectors can be offset by growing use in others.

Methylene Chloride is co-produced with chloroform, which producers may prioritise in order to leverage higher demand and better margins. Output can also be restricted by diversion of chlorine feedstock, production problems, and maintenance turnarounds. There are relatively few European plants, so outages can have a significant impact.

ICIS offers coverage of multiple countries in Europe, with updates on significant market movements, comprehensive market input from buyers, sellers and distributors, and news about scheduled and unscheduled supply interruptions.

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