LONDON (ICIS)--Global monoethylene glycol (MEG) markets deal with fallout from US storms in February, causing all glycol suppliers to declare force majeure.
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- Asia prices increase to the highest level in over two years
- European concerns over March and April imports, spot prices rise
- Asia MEG rises by over 5% on short supply, strong buying
- US water treatment plants shut for over a week, driving bottled water demand
Additional reporting by Cindy Qiu, Judith Wang and Antoinette Smith.
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MEG is primarily used in the production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle resins, polyester fibres and films. MEG is also used in the production of automotive anti-freeze and coolants.