Pipes, tubes & gaskets

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Staying on top of price movements of various polymers and rubber raw materials is critical, especially if you are an integrated manufacturer and distributor of pipe systems and fittings.

ICIS provides a broad coverage of the polymers, plastics and rubber markets, including polyvinyl chloride (PVC), high impact polystyrene (HIPS) and styrene butadiene rubber (SBR).

ICIS global pricing data, news and analytics enable you to develop a data-driven sourcing and procurement approach. Backed by a global team of market editors and consultants, our data, insights, and price and supply demand forecast analysis are verified and reliable, addressing questions such as:

  • What is the current trading price of commodities like PVC, HIPS and SBR?
  • How long should you lock in the price for?
  • Are you sourcing your materials at the right price and at the best time?
  • How will the overall plastics and rubber trading dynamics affect your material inventory, usage and pricing scheme?

Short-term price and market outlook:
What are the weekly prices of key polymers and rubber?

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

  • Spot and contract price assessments
  • Price history
  • Market commentary on trends and developments
  • Upstream movements and downstream developments
  • Transactions reported and confirmed
  • Plant and production news

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Mid-to-long term planning:
What are the forecast prices for raw materials such as PE and PP in the next 12 months?

ICIS consultants forecast the likely trade prices of key raw materials 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 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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Will there be supply/demand imbalances over the long run that can affect key plastics / polymer commodity prices?

ICIS Supply and Demand data enables you to gain a mid-to-long term view of the polyolefins and plastics resins 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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Chemical commodities we cover include:

  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Rubber-Nitrile Rubber
  • Butadiene – C4s
  • Caprolactam
  • High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
  • High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)
  • Plastics
  • Polyethylene
  • Polyethylene pipe grade
  • Polypropylene
  • Polystyrene
  • Polyvinyl Chloride
  • Styrene Butadiene Rubber

Contact a sales representative to enquire about our full coverage.