ICIS has a network of locally based reporters providing coverage of regional Phthalic anhydride markets.
They provide not just pricing information, but an in-depth understanding of the factors driving prices and market fluctuations.
Updated to Q4 2018
There have been no major production issues in the market that impacted supply of pthahlic anhydride (PA). Decreases in prices of feedstock orthoxylenes (OX) in December following a significant drop in crude prices have pressured the PA market.
Demand of phthalic anhydride (PA) faced a slight drop off through the fourth quarter on the seasonal lull. Buyers have been regularly able to secure product to meet their needs although less buyers have stated they are needing to secure product in the first place.
We offer the following regional Phthalic anhydride analysis and news coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the US 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 phthalic anhydride (PA) report is published on a weekly basis and covers the monthly contract prices for molten and flake material.
It also includes relevant commentary about the PA industry in other global regions.
Our goal at ICIS is to provide an objective assessment of the PA market each week. To do so, we talk to suppliers, buyers, traders and consumers.
The US report provides a niche objective perspective that helps industry leaders to make key business decisions.
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