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SM prices in Asia march higher

On 14 Aug 2018 at 09:00 IST

Styrene Monomer (SM) prices in Asia firmed on Monday. The price gain was a result of higher upstream crude rates last Friday coupled with gains recorded in benzene values.
Reports of limited product availability and bullish cues from the US further suppor
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Mitsui Chemicals completes maintenance at Osaka cracker

On 14 Aug 2018 at 08:20 IST

Mitsui Chemicals has brought on-stream its naphtha cracker following a maintenance turnaround.
A Polymerupdate source in Japan informed that the company has completed turnaround at the cracker last weekend. The cracker was shut for maintenance in mid-June
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Ethylene prices march higher in Asia

On 13 Aug 2018 at 09:00 IST

Ethylene prices firmed in Asia last week. The sharp price rise was triggered by strong buying trends and persistent tight regional product availability.
On Friday, prices of ethylene were assessed higher at the USD 1395/mt CFR North East Asia mark, a wee
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Shell Singapore restarts Pulau Bukom cracker

On 13 Aug 2018 at 08:20 IST

Shell Singapore has brought on-stream its cracker following an unplanned outage.
A Polymerupdate source in the Singapore informed that the company has resumed operations at the cracker on August 8, 2018. The cracker was taken offline on August 7, 2018 owi
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Propylene prices climb in parts of Asia

On 10 Aug 2018 at 09:20 IST

Propylene prices gained in some parts of Asia on Thursday.
CFR China prices were assessed higher at the USD 1115/mt mark, a gain of USD 10/mt from Wednesday’s assessed levels. Reports of stronger demand trends, tight regional product avails coupled with
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Shandong Mingshui plans maintenance at No.6 methanol plant

On 10 Aug 2018 at 09:00 IST

Shandong Mingshui Great Chemical Group is likely to undertake a planned shutdown at its No. 6 methanol plant.
A Polymerupdate source in China informed that the company has schedule to start maintenance at the plant on August 15, 2018. The plant is expecte
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Polypropylene (PP) prices march higher in FEA and SEA

On 09 Aug 2018 at 09:00 IST

Polypropylene prices firmed in the Far East and South East Asian region this week. Bullish PP futures on the Dalian Commodity Exchange in China coupled with improved buying sentiments, together helped sellers of PP to raise their prices higher in the region....
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TSMC completes turnaround at SM plant

On 09 Aug 2018 at 08:20 IST

Taiwan Styrene Monomer is likely to restart its styrene monomer (SM) plant following a maintenance turnaround.
A Polymerupdate source in Taiwan informed that the company has resumed operations at the plant on August 8, 2018. The plant remained under maint
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PTA prices journey north in Asia on Tuesday

On 08 Aug 2018 at 09:00 IST

Despite a drop recorded in upstream PX values, PTA prices in Asia firmed on Tuesday. Reports of strong demand trends and gains recorded in fellow polyester MEG feedstock values together helped sellers of PTA to revise their prices higher.
CFR China prices
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PP unit taken off-stream by Shenhua Ningxia

On 08 Aug 2018 at 08:20 IST

Shenhua Ningxia coal has shut one of its two polypropylene (PP) units for a maintenance turnaround.
A Polymerupdate source informed that the company has halted operations at the unit on August 2, 2018. The unit is likely to restart in mid-August, 2018. ...
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