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Updated to Q1 2021
European supply conditions are expected to remain tight until later in Q1, when a potential backlash from overheating in Q4 and the effects of national lockdowns could be felt. January and February are likely to see supply curtailments persist for flake product as one producer rebuilds stocks. Additionally, imports out of Asia are not expected to resume until mid-February when vessel space and container availability allow fresh imports loadings.
At the start of Q1 demand is heard steady on high December levels. Unsaturated polyester resin production plans remain unchanged, but new pandemic-related restrictions on movement are starting to spur bearish expectations for the end of the quarter. Some expect end-2020 consumption trends on bigger-ticket items to last in some markets until mid-Q1, although the situation is currently unclear.
We offer the following regional Phthalic anhydride analysis and news coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the Asia Phthalic anhydride marketplace.
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Over half the production of phthalic anhydride is used in the manufacture of phthalate esters, employed as plasticisers in PVC. Other major uses are in polyester resins and (decreasingly) in alkyd resins.
The European phthalic anhydride report is published weekly on a Friday and deals with spot numbers and contract numbers, for which we are benchmark.
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ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Phthalic anhydride. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
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