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Updated to Q1 2021
More maintenance turnarounds are scheduled in various regions in the coming months, and even those that might not take place before Q2 could have an effect in limiting availability from the production units in question. This should be mitigated to some extent by improved output from those plants that had experienced technical problems previously. As in Q4, however, the strong pull from Asia could keep the European market snug over the next three months.
The underlying outlook for VAM consumption in Q1 remains positive. There have been no clear signs of the European economy slackening off to the detriment of VAM. An undeniable cloud on the immediate horizon is the resumed lockdowns ensuing from the coronavirus second wave but the arrival of mass vaccinations is encouraging muted optimism that this will not have too negative an effect.
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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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