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The global phenol-acetone market has historically experienced uncertainty of supply and an unbalanced market, due in part to unexpected closures. This raises questions about future supply. However, new projects in the Middle East, China, and India may help to resolve the issue.

Acetone and phenol are co-products, usually made from cumene, itself derived from benzene and propylene. Just over half a tonne of acetone is produced for each tonne of phenol.

Acetone used to produce methyl methacrylate (MMA), methacrylic acid, and bisphenol-A (BPA). The largest markets for phenol are bisphenol-A (BPA) and phenolic resins.

ICIS gives you access to the most up to date information on future projects, investment opportunities, supply and demand trends and regional insights. Our phenol-acetone prices are based on input costs and feedback from key market participants including producers, buyers, traders, and distributors.




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