Engineering Plastics (POM & PBT)
Demand from the automotive sector is a key factor behind POM and PBT price sensitivity
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POM and PBT prices can be volatile so our experts closely track fluctuations in Asia and Europe for both spot prices and contracts. Feedstock methanol is a key price driver for POM and feedstocks BDO and PTA are key price drivers for PBT. Both POM and PBT markets are sensitive to automotive demand.
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