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Updated to Q2 2021
Supply is expected to see tightness with possibilities of even limited availability. The issues with raw materials, particularly BDO, are expected to persist, which would cap operating rates, exerting pressure on supplies. Despite stable conditions of supply that could emerge in Asia, there is limited scope of huge amounts of product coming from the region. There might be some easing as higher prices could deter some buyers and lower requirements.
Q2 is not expected to see an increase from the previous quarter. The latter is traditionally stronger and the former features a holiday period. There are some expectations for a slowdown in demand, due to the semiconductor chip shortage impacting automotive production and lower car sales due to lockdowns. Furthermore, if stocks fill up, it could result in market issues if the value chain does not increase demand levels accordingly.
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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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