PODCAST: Global weak demand for IPA, Asia exports becoming less attractive
LONDON (ICIS)–The isopropanol (IPA) market is seeing weak demand across regions, resulting in little interest in Asian import volumes despite the increase in trade flow between Asia and Europe earlier this year.
Europe IPA report editor Nick Cleeve speaks to Asia-Pacific editor Julia Tan and US editor Larry Terry about global market conditions and the key influences on this commodity.
* Podcast recorded 29 June before European propylene July contract price settled at decrease of €120/tonne.IPA is a solvent used in many industrial and consumer products and as an extractant. Applications include cosmetics, personal care products (hand sanitizers), de-icers, paints and resins, pharmaceuticals and inks and adhesives.