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Updated to Q4 2018
Supply of US monopropylene glycol (MPG) in the fourth quarter of 2018 was generally good, but not abundant, amid planned turnarounds. One producer had to delay its turnaround until later in the quarter because of an issue with a reactor. The market has essentially recovered from supply disruptions in 2017 from Hurricane Harvey, which brought record rainfall and flooding to the US Gulf coast region. There were no supply issues with upstream propylene oxide, which is used in the production of MPG.
Demand for US monopropylene glycol (MPG) in the fourth quarter of 2018 was generally described as good, as the arrival of colder weather leads to winter blends being phased in for various chemicals, including propylene glycols. Demand was slightly above average in the anti-freeze sector, and strong in the de-icing sector. Increased buying was seen in the de-icing sector beginning in August, when buyers began procuring supply, likely because inventories were drawn down after an extended winter last year.
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Mono propylene glycol (MPG), otherwise referred to as propylene glycol (PG), is a product that is used in the manufacture of high performance unsaturated polyester resins (UPR), as well as engine coolants, antifreeze applications.
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