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The information includes isononanol costs and availability, China’s trade activities and other northeast Asian market developments driving the volatile price movements in Asia.
Updated to Q1 2018
Spot supply for diisononyl phthalate (DINP) remained tight in the first quarter with feedstock isononanol (INA) experiencing some tightness in the region. As such, some Asian producers were only able to produce limited quantity with were snapped up fairly quickly.
Dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP) supply was also touted to be tight with a number of producers selling out their spot allocation. The supply for dioctyl phthalate (DOP) was arguably the longest among the 3 plasticizers but supply-demand situation was considered balanced.
Demand for diisononyl phthalate (DINP) was said to be strong from Europe and the US in Q1. Demand for US plasticizers is healthy and expected to remain so in the near term.
Demand for dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP) took a hit in China after the Lunar New Year holiday with buyers largely in the wait and see mood. Demand from outside of Asia was better so sellers were able to offload their cargoes without too much problem.
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