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SM prices quote lower in parts of Asia

On 20 Aug 2018 at 09:20 IST

Despite higher upstream benzene values and tight regional product availability, styrene monomer (SM) prices in some parts of Asia down adjusted last week.
On Friday, SM prices were assessed down at the USD 1405/mt FOB Korea levels, a fall of USD 10/mt fr
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Tosoh plans maintenance at No.1 VCM plant

On 20 Aug 2018 at 09:00 IST

Tosoh is in plans to take its No.1 vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) plant off-stream for a maintenance turnaround.
A Polymerupdate source in Japan informed that the company has schedule to start turnaround at the plant on October 17, 2018. The plant is expect
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Asian SM prices down adjust on Thursday

On 17 Aug 2018 at 09:00 IST

Spot SM prices in Asia on Thursday slipped.
A steep drop in upstream crude rates on Wednesday and persistent fall in benzene feedstock values, together pulled SM prices lower across the Asian region.
FOB Korea prices of SM were assessed down at the
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HDPE plant taken off-stream by Shanghai Golden Phillips

On 16 Aug 2018 at 09:20 IST

Shanghai Golden Phillips Petrochemical Co has shut its high density polyethylene (HDPE) plant owing to poor economic fundamentals.
A Polymerupdate source in China informed that the company has undertaken an unplanned shutdown at the plant on August 14, 20
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Polypropylene (PP) prices inch higher in FEA. Prices drop in parts of South Asia.

On 16 Aug 2018 at 09:00 IST

Polypropylene prices edged up in the Far East Asian region this week.
CFR Far East Asia prices of PP injection grade price were assessed up at the USD 1220/ levels, a week on week increase of USD 5/mt. PP film prices were at the USD 1240/mt levels, while
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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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