ICIS coverage of the polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) market in Asia will provide you with the information you need to stay updated on latest developments, allowing you to make more informed commercial decisions.
Updated to Q3 2021
Supply in the region is expected to remain steady, with few facilities in the region headed for turnarounds. Output is expected to be stable, as the shortage of BDO appears to have been resolved. Most suppliers are expected to keep supply steady in the quarter as potentially firmer demand works off some existing inventories.
Buying momentum in Asia is expected to improve as users replenish stocks after weeks of slow purchases. The rebound in feedstock BDO after months of decline has boosted sentiment of resin buyers. The easing of restrictions among some economies could spur demand, although other countries continue to keep constraints in place. Meanwhile, enquiries from Europe are expected to keep filtering through to Asian suppliers as well, keeping demand for Asian lots keen.
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Polybutylene terephthalate or PBT is a semi-crystalline, white or off-white polyester similar in both composition and properties to polyethylene terephthalate (PET). It has slightly lower strength and stiffness than PET. PBT is softer, but it has higher impact strength and very similar chemical resistance. It is usually preferred for industrial scale moulding due to quicker crystallising. It is widely used in electronic, electrical, communications, fibre optics and automotive industries.
Our weekly report covering the Asian PBT market enables you to monitor price and market movements, allowing you to anticipate where prices are heading and to plan your trades to optimise your margins on a global scale.
This dedicated report on PBT gives users in-depth insights into the various factors influencing prices of this increasingly commoditised product.
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