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 2020
Supply will likely remain constrained as suppliers try to mitigate their growing inventories. Most sellers have ample stocks on hand and remain under pressure to find outlets. Most makers are not likely to increase output until a sustained buying momentum emerges. Further supply cuts could be possible, if the automotive sectors in Asia and Europe fail to revive in the quarter.
Tepid demand is expected to prevail in Q3 as economies in Asia and Europe gradually exit their lockdowns. Suppliers anticipate that it would take time for supply chain to fully resume and for demand to emerge in earnest. Some even expect a revival in demand only from Q4 as the automotive sector looks likely to struggle in Q3.
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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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