ICIS has a network of locally based reporters providing coverage of regional Phthalic anhydride markets.
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Updated to Q2 2021
Supply should decrease as a producer conducts planned maintenance in May, and buyers work through the stocks. Imported volumes could increase, however, as more vessels become available and shipping rates drop.
Reduced production in the key automotive sector likely will lower PA demand. As a result of widespread parts shortages – including for semiconductor chips – carmakers are expected to miss their 2021 production targets.
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.
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