Our weekly report helps you examine the different types of plasticizers by providing complete coverage for both phthalate and non-phthalate plasticizers.
It contains pricing information and trade analysis produced by ICIS market experts who gather first-hand intelligence from key players in the region.
Updated to Q1 2018
The US plasticizers market was steady during the first quarter with no known issues to supply. Prices were pressured upward in February because of a spike in US propylene and 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH). Similarly, orthoxylene (OX) and phthalic anhydride (PA) prices rose earlier in the year. Supply issues with 2-EH weren’t known to affect plasticizers, and BASF was heard to be running its DOTP lines at strong rates. 2-EH tightness began to resolve in mid-March.
The US plasticizers markets was still in a slow season during the first quarter. However, economic optimism and robust demand in the construction sector drove an upbeat mood in the plasticizers markets. Prices generally rolled over in March as feedstock costs began coming down from early-year spikes. Steady conditions were anticipated heading into the second quarter.
We offer the following regional Phthalate Plasticizers analysis and news coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the US Phthalate Plasticizers marketplace.
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The report provides comprehensive coverage of all major types of phthalate and non-phthalate plasticizers, including price assessments, supply and demand data as well as production and downstream news. Its detailed content allows you to examine both types of plasticizers and select which one to utilise in production.
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