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PETROCHINA
Construction of ethane cracker in Shaanxi province begins / Downstream PE totalling 800,000 t/y
13.09.2019
CHINA
Four crackers due to start up by 2021 / US tariffs impact ethane projects
08.07.2019
PETROCHINA
Construction start for ethylene hub at Korla City / LyondellBasell licence
24.04.2019
CHINA
Polyethylene capacity continues to expand in 2019 / Potential to become world's top PE producer in two years
16.04.2019
CHINA
Natural gas shortage not affecting nation-wide MDI production / Adverse impacts from country's severe environmental-protection policy
15.02.2018
BASF
Continuing global problems with isocyanate production / Repair of TDI line begins in Ludwigshafen / Go-ahead for medium-term MDI expansion in the US
06.02.2018
RELIANCE
New ROCG cracker at Jamnagar operational / New plants for MEG and PE
11.01.2018
CHINA
Gas shortage now nationwide / TDI and MDI prices driven up / Limited impact on plastics market / Nation-wide cutback on coal usage
22.12.2017
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
MDI: BASF plant in China at standstill / Allocations via global network
20.12.2017
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
MDI: BASF declares force majeure on production in China / Natural gas for operations is lacking / Duration not clear
14.12.2017
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics November 2017: Market prices of most polymers in China rise / Low inventory levels / LDPE and PVC are exceptions / Imported and domestic feedstock costs increase
07.12.2017
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics January 2017: Major feedstock costs rise further on crude / Butadiene prices hit four-and-a-half-year high / Overall demand slows before Chinese New Year / Inventories at predicted levels / Positive outlook for February
09.02.2017
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics December 2016: Feedstock import quotes soar / Butadiene goes through the roof / Domestic notations also rise / Polymer notations follow suit / Demand satisfactory amid tight inventories
10.01.2017
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics December 2016: Steep rise for domestic styrene and propylene / All polymers aside from LDPE and PVC point up / HDPE availability tight / Demand satisfactory / Outlook seasonally normal
06.01.2017
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics November 2016: Benzene, SM and caprolactam import quotes rise while butadiene, BPA and PX hold stable / All polymers point up / Particularly steep hikes for ABS, PC and PA / Demand satisfactory
09.12.2016
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics October 2016: Most feedstock import quotes rise / Butadiene soars to new heights / ABS and PC continue to trend up, while PA takes a tumble / Demand in line with expectations / Outlook for November fair
09.11.2016
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics October 2016: Ethylene and propylene import prices down, while styrene points up / Both local and imported polymer prices higher / Inventories of some items slightly short / Strong demand
03.11.2016
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics September 2016: Most feedstock import quotes down / Imported butadiene soars to two-year high / Polymer prices firm to rising / Domestic PA still tight / Demand low / Processors cautiously optimistic for October
13.10.2016
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics August 2016: Tight supplies push up benzene and butadiene costs / PC and PA increase sharply / Overall consumption satisfactory / Domestically produced PA supplies become short / September outlook fair
09.09.2016
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics July 2016: Following initial rise, cost of imported feedstocks weakens / ABS, PC, PA and PMMA point up, while other grades decline / Seasonally low demand for PA, POM, PBT / Outlook for August similar
10.08.2016
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics May 2016: Feedstock costs slide despite maintenance cycle / Aside from PA, all polymers point down / Consumption levels considered average / Positive outlook for June
08.06.2016
PMMA
Output of transparent plastic continues to grow / Most capacities located in Asia / Key applications include optoelectronics, underground engineering and automotive / New production processes are more economical
12.05.2016
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics April 2016: Increase in oil and tight supply drive up most feedstocks / Polymer notations firm to rising / PMMA skyrockets / Outlook for May mostly seasonally normal
11.05.2016
POLYMER PRICES
China Standard Thermoplastics April 2016: Ethylene and styrene point down while propylene stays firm / Downtrend for polymers sets in by mid-month / Demand higher in first half of April / Inventory build-up / May business likely to be seasonally normal
06.05.2016
POLYMER PRICES
China Engineering Thermoplastics March 2016: Tight supply and strong demand drive up feedstock costs / ABS and PC rising, while other grades remain firm / Demand quite strong / Prospects for April range from stability to slight increases
13.04.2016
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