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High density polyethylene (HDPE) prices rise in FEA and SEA

On 26 Apr 2018 at 09:00 IST

HDPE prices firmed in the Far East and South East Asian region this week. Prices gained mainly on the back of strong import offers from the overseas producers supported the price rise.
In Far East Asia, HDPE film prices were assessed at the USD 1355/mt le
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PETRONAS delays restart of LDPE plant

On 26 Apr 2018 at 08:20 IST

PETRONAS is likely to keep its low density polyethylene (LDPE) unit under maintenance until this weekend.
A Polymerupdate source in Malaysia informed that the company has postponed the restart of the unit to end-April 2018. The unit was taken off-line for
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Styrene Monomer (SM) prices in Asia march higher

On 25 Apr 2018 at 09:00 IST

Spot prices of SM in Asia bolstered higher on Tuesday. A rise in upstream crude values on Monday coupled with strong buying trends in key markets like China, together supported the price rise.
Also responsible for higher prices of SM were gains recorded i
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PDH plant brought on-stream by Zhejiang Satellite

On 25 Apr 2018 at 09:00 IST

Zhejiang Satellite has restarted a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant following a maintenance turnaround.
A Polymerupdate source in China informed that the company has resumed operations at its plant last weekend. The plant was shut for maintenance on Ap
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SM prices in Asia down adjust on Monday

On 24 Apr 2018 at 09:00 IST

Despite higher upstream energy and benzene rates, spot styrene monomer (SM) prices dropped on Monday.
The price fall was mainly on account of persistent bearish buying trends in key markets like China coupled with sufficient product availability.
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PP plant taken off-stream by FREP

On 24 Apr 2018 at 08:20 IST

Fujian Refining & Petrochemical (FREP) has undertaken a planned shutdown at its polypropylene (PP) plant in Fujian Province.
A Polymerupdate source in China informed that the company has halted operations at the plant on April 23, 2018 for turnaround. The
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Propylene prices rise 10-15$ in Asia

On 23 Apr 2018 at 09:00 IST

Propylene prices in Asia gained last week.
The price rise was prompted by stronger upstream crude and naphtha rates coupled with a lift in buying interest across the Asian region.
FOB Korea prices of propylene were assessed at the USD 1045/mt level
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Asian MEG prices rise on Thursday

On 20 Apr 2018 at 09:00 IST

MEG prices in Asia gained on Thursday. Reports of strong buying trends and firmer upstream ethylene rates, helped sellers of MEG to raise their prices higher in the region.
Higher fellow polyester PTA feedstock values further supported the price rise....
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No. 3 LDPE unit shuts for maintenance by Sinopec Shanghai

On 20 Apr 2018 at 08:20 IST

Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical has taken off-stream a low density polyethylene (LDPE) unit in Shanghai.
A Polymerupdate source in China informed that the company has started turnaround at the unit early this week. The unit is likely to remain under mainte
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Polyvinylchloride (PVC) prices nosedive in Asia

On 19 Apr 2018 at 09:00 IST

PVC prices plunged across the Asian region this week. Prices tumbled mainly on account of a steep drop in import offers from the overseas producers.
CFR China prices of PVC were assessed at the USD 930/mt levels while CFR South East Asia prices of PVC wer
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