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High density polyethylene (HDPE) prices slide in Asia

On 15 Nov 2018 at 09:00 IST

HDPE prices declined sharply in Asia this week. The sharp price drop was mainly on account of bearish upstream energy values, persistent weaker demand trends coupled with sufficient product availability.
In Far East Asia, HDPE film prices were assessed l
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RIL starts maintenance at Dahej PVC plant

On 15 Nov 2018 at 08:20 IST

Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) has taken off-stream its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant for a maintenance turnaround.
A Polymerupdate source in India informed that the company has commenced turnaround at the plant earlier this week. The plant is likely to
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SM prices in Asia drift lower on Tuesday

On 14 Nov 2018 at 09:00 IST

SM prices journeyed southward on Tuesday in Asia. Bearish upstream energy values on Monday and a drop in benzene feedstock rates together pulled prices lower across the Asian region.
Reports of dull demand trends in the region further supported the price
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Zhong Tian halts production at PP plant

On 14 Nov 2018 at 08:20 IST

Zhong Tian He Chuang a joint venture of Sinopec and China Coal Energy Group, has taken off-stream a polypropylene (PP) plant owing to a technical glitch.
A Polymerupdate source in China informed that the company has undertaken an unplanned shutdown at the
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Pucheng Clean Energy completes turnaround at PP plant

On 13 Nov 2018 at 08:20 IST

Pucheng Clean Energy has restarted a polypropylene (PP) plant following an unplanned maintenance.
A Polymerupdate source in China informed that the company has resumed operations at the plant on November 12, 2018. The plant was shut on October 21, 2018....
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Ethylene prices witness a rise in Asia

On 12 Nov 2018 at 09:00 IST

Ethylene prices gained in Asia last week.
Prices climbed on the back of improved buying trends in the region coupled with limited product availability.
CFR North East Asia prices were assessed up at the USD 935/mt levels, a week on week rise of USD
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PE units to be brought on-stream by FREP

On 12 Nov 2018 at 08:20 IST

Fujian Refining & Petrochemical (FREP) is in plans to restart its No. 1 & 2 polyethylene (PE) units following a maintenance turnaround.
A Polymerupdate source in China informed that the company is likely to complete turnaround at the units in end-December
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High density polyethylene (HDPE) prices drift lower in Asia

On 01 Nov 2018 at 09:00 IST

HDPE prices drifted lower in Asia this week. The price decline was on the back of a plunge in upstream ethylene values, persistent weaker buying trends coupled with ample regional product availability. .
In Far East Asia, HDPE film prices were assessed lo
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Formosa Plastics completes maintenance at PP units

On 01 Nov 2018 at 08:20 IST

Formosa Plastics has restarted its two polypropylene (PP) units following a maintenance turnaround.
A Polymerupdate source in China informed that the company has resumed operations at the units on October 30, 2018. The units remained under maintenance for
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Propylene prices tumble in Asia

On 31 Oct 2018 at 09:00 IST

Propylene prices in Asia drifted sharply lower on Tuesday. The prices fell sharply on the back of sluggish buying interest in the region coupled with weaker upstream crude and naphtha rates. Reports of ample regional product avails further supported the price ...
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