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 Q1 2020
Chinese supply is expected to increase after Blueridge Tunhe started up its 60,000 tonne/year plant in Cangji, Xinjiang province in late-December 2019. The company has an existing 60,000 tonne/year plant at the same site. Additional PBT capacities from four other Chinese producers will likely come on stream in 2020.
Demand is expected to remain lacklustre in January due to the Lunar New Year holidays in late-January but will likely pick up from H1 February after the holidays. The key end-user automotive sector will likely get a boost following positive developments in US-China trade talks in December 2019.
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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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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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