Plastics Packaging

ICIS provides reliable data and analytics to inform your purchasing decisions

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Strengthen your negotiation position with suppliers

Ensuring you buy your raw materials at the best possible price, and at the right time, can optimise your company’s profitability

  • Achieve significant price advantages with reliable market intelligence
  • Be aware of the latest trading prices of polymers or plastics resins
  • Be better equipped to negotiate when you understand the factors that can affect prices

Short-term price and market outlook:
What are the weekly/daily prices of polymer commodities?

ICIS pricing reports provide regional price assessments of key rubber chemicals that are traded regionally and globally. They are published weekly, enabling you to keep track of trading prices, understand price drivers/fluctuations and have a reliable benchmark for contract price settlements.

Report coverage:

  • Spot and contract price assessments, including feedstock
  • Price history
  • Market commentary on trends and developments
  • Transactions reported and confirmed
  • Plant and production news

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Mid-to-long term planning:
What are the forecast prices for key plastics/polymer raw materials in the next 12 months?

ICIS consultants forecast the likely trade prices of styrene in the coming 12 months, based on the supply and demand dynamics and market developments.

Report coverage:

  • Price forecasts: Rolling 12-month view of pricing, including current prices and expected price trends.
  • Raw materials: Current data on the upstream feedstock prices affecting commodity market prices and margins.
  • Supply and demand balances: Historical and forecast data on supply and demand balances to support your decisions on production plans and operating rates.

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Long-term planning:
Will there be supply/demand imbalances over the long run that can push up key plastics commodity prices?

ICIS Supply and Demand data enables you to gain a mid-to-long term view of key chemical markets.

It offers a breakdown of:

  • Global/regional import and export volumes
  • Production vs capacity
  • Producing companies by country
  • Trade balances
  • Historical and forecast data (1978-2030)

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China monthly market outlook

Don’t miss out ICIS monthly perspectives on China’s plastics and polyolefins market outlook. Every month, we discuss market developments and analyse price levers from supply and demand to geopolitics to socioeconomic changes.

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Polymers/plastics resins commodities we cover include:

  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
  • Dimethyl Terephthalate
  • Ethylene Vinyl Acetate
  • Expandable Polystyrene
  • Metallocene linear low density polyethylene
  • Non-Phthalate Plasticizers
  • Nylon
  • Paraffin Wax
  • Phthalate Plasticizers
  • Plasticizers
  • Plastics
  • Polybutylene Terephthalate
  • Polycarbonate
  • Polyethylene
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate Recycled
  • Polypropylene
  • Polystyrene
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • Raffinate 1 + 2
  • Styrene Acrylonitrile
  • Titanium Dioxide

Contact a sales representative to enquire about our full coverage.