OUTLOOK '20 - VIDEO: Europe ABS, SAN outlook uncertain as recovery dependent on automotive

Author: Stephanie Wix

2020/01/17

LONDON (ICIS)--Markets Reporter Stephanie Wix provides an outlook for the European acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) and styrene acrylonitrile (SAN) markets.

- Low auto demand continues to weigh on confidence

- Electric vehicles (EV) may shift longer-term dynamics

- Pressure from new capacities as sellers compete for market share

ABS is the largest volume engineering thermoplastic resin and is used in automobiles, electronics, appliances and recreational products.

SAN is used to make kitchen appliances, electronic casing, automotives,  toothbrush handles, pencil cases, cups, trays, and battery cases.