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 Q4 2019
Chinese supply will likely recover slightly as some local plants are expected to resume production after their turnarounds. However, increased supply in mainland China will likely be offset to some extent by reduced supply in Taiwan and other Asian regions. Regional producers are unlikely to run their plants at high rates as their margins are tightly squeezed.
Overall demand in Asia is expected to stay largely flat in Q4 amid poor market sentiment due to geo-political uncertainties. The key end-user automobiles industry will likely remain sluggish due to a slowdown in global economic growth. In some regions such as India, demand may improve slightly following the end of the monsoon season in late-September.
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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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