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Updated to Q3 2020
Supplies of US VAM are expected to stay in a more balanced state as demand has slowed some and no production cuts in the US have been announced. The increase in product will allow more availability for export material as global outages persist. There are concerns of possible supply disruptions and a lack of skilled workers – should a plant need maintenance – as coronavirus cases increase where much of US production is located.
Consumption of US VAM in Q3 is expected to have little change as end of Q2. While early Q2 saw a spike in demand for both packaging and the paints and coatings sectors, that tapered off at the end of the quarter. A potential second wave of coronavirus has left much economic uncertainty for US and the chemical sector.
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Vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) is used in water-based paints, adhesives, acrylic fibres, paper coatings and non-woven binder applications.
The ICIS US vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) report is a weekly commentary based on a US Gulf (USG) contract price in cents per pound and is converted into dollars per tonne.
Some VAM customers have monthly contracts, but most have quarterly contracts so we also report the quarterly price and update it.
The report provides a free on board (FOB) export price that is converted into cents per pound. These prices are sourced by us each week from buyers and sellers.
The report also contains the latest contract value for ethylene, which is a monthly price.
Subscribers to the report include major producers plus a strong selection of VAM buyers and paints and coatings producers.
It is a benchmark report that is crucial to our customers for helping them make key financial decisions.
Besides price information, the report usually contains references to the latest feedstock prices, which are acetic acid, ethylene, methanol and natural gas.
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