PODCAST: Europe Q3 BDO and PBT to be influenced by supply and import availability

Author: ICIS Editorial


LONDON (ICIS)--Third-quarter contract price negotiations are underway in the European butanediol (BDO) market and its derivative polybutylene terephthalate (PBT).

BDO editor Nick Cleeve and Engineering Plastics editor Zubair Adam discuss the key points likely to feature in pricing talks for the two products.

BDO is a chemical intermediate used in the production of polymers, solvents and fine chemicals.

PBT, an engineering plastic, is a thermoplastic polyester resin used in the automotive industry for mirror housings, fans, fuse boxes, cowl vents, and motor and ignition system components. It also has uses in electrical and electronic products.