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 2019
Supply from China is expected to stay largely flat in Q3 as producers are unlikely to ramp up their production significantly because of long supply. Moreover, squeezed margins stemming from lower domestic prices in June will likely stifle BDO producers’ intent to recover their plant operating rates.
Overall demand in Asia will likely pick up slightly in August or September with the seasonal lull drawing to a close, while demand in India is also expected to improve after the monsoon season ends. However, the extent of any heightened buying interest will likely be relatively subdued amid poor global economic conditions.
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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.
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