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Updated to Q3 2020
The outlook for VAM supply in Q3 remains uncertain. Celanese said it will start production at its Frankfurt facility when market conditions normalise, with most expecting a resumption before the end of the quarter. Importers will also need to make a judgement depending on whether and when demand justifies a ramp up.
In the absence of a second wave of the coronavirus, demand should rise quite substantially in 3Q. After large parts of the downstream markets for VAM were ravaged by the disease, players have been cautious about predicting an upturn. Although consumption will take time to recover, some have begun to see livelier activity than expected.
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Vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) is used in water-based paints, adhesives, acrylic fibres, paper coatings and non-woven binder applications.
ICIS reports on vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) in Europe, US and Asia.
In Europe, the report consists of a quarterly contract price and a spot price. Both are quoted on a free delivered (FD) basis in northwest Europe (NWE) and prices are reported in euro per metric tonne.
The contract price is on a quarterly basis and in this market is settled notoriously late at the end of the quarter.
Spot prices reflect business for delivery four weeks forward.
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Europe is largely dependent on imported material.
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