Asia top stories: weekly summary

17 March 2014 00:00 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Here are some of the top stories from ICIS Asia and the Middle east for the week ended  14 March 2014.

Focus: China to start up five PDH units; C3 output to grow 2.85m t/yr  
China will start up five new propane dehydrogenation plants (PDH) plants this year that will boost its propylene (C3) production by 2.85m tonnes/year

Focus: China butyl-A may continue uptrend as supply tightens
Spot butyl acrylate (butyl-A) prices in China’s domestic market may extend gains on the  back of tightening supply, as major acrylic acid and acrylate esters facilities in the country undergo scheduled turnarounds throughout March, 

Asian PS suppliers raise offers on buoyant SM costs
Asia’s polystyrene (PS) suppliers have raised resin prices on the back of buoyant feedstock styrene monomer (SM) prices at above $1,600/tonne,

Focus: Asia amines stay firm on rising C2 prices, tight Europe market S
elling indications of ethanolamines in Asia are expected to remain high in response to rising ethylene (C2) prices and supply being diverted to Europe, where netbacks are stronger because of tight supply

By Staff Reporter