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Chemplast likely to shut Cuddalore PVC unit for maintenance

On 21 Sep 2020 at 08:40 IST

Chemplast Sanmar, is likely to undertake a planned shutdown at its Cuddalore Polyvinylchloride (PVC) unit this month.A Polymerupdate source in India informed that, the company is likely to start maintenance at the unit on September 27, 2020. The unit is........
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Butadiene prices gallop higher in Asia

On 21 Sep 2020 at 08:30 IST

Last week, butadiene prices surged in Asia. Prices firmed, mainly on account of bullish regional demand trends in key markets like China and constrained product availability.Firmer upstream ABS pricing trends further supported the price gain.On Friday, FOB........
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Unplanned outage reported at Datang International's PP unit

On 19 Sep 2020 at 09:00 IST

Datang International Duo Lun Coal Chemical has shut a polypropylene (PP) unit for an unplanned maintenance.A Polymerupdate source in China informed that the company halted operations at the unit in mid-September, 2020. Further details on duration of shutdown........
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Ethylene prices firm up in Asia

On 19 Sep 2020 at 08:30 IST

Ethylene prices gained in Asia this week. Reports of persistent constrained product availability, coupled with bullish upstream crude and naphtha values, helped ethylene sellers to raise their prices higher across the Asian regions.Stronger downstream PE........
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Shanghai SECCO resumes production at PP plant

On 18 Sep 2020 at 08:40 IST

Shanghai SECCO, has restarted its Polypropylene (PP) plant following an unplanned outage.A Polymerupdate source in China informed that, the company resumed operations at the plant on September 16, 2020. The plant was shut for unplanned maintenance on........
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Propylene prices march higher in Asia on Thursday

On 18 Sep 2020 at 08:30 IST

On Thursday, bullish upstream crude and naphtha values, pushed propylene prices higher in Asia. Reports of persistent tight regional product avails, further supported the price gain, FOB Korea propylene prices were up at the USD 865/mt levels, a gain of USD........
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Eneos Corporation shuts FCC unit for unplanned maintenance

On 17 Sep 2020 at 09:40 IST

Eneos Corporation, has taken off-stream its fluid catalytic cracker (FCC) unit owing to technical issues.A Polymerupdate source in Japan informed that, the company has undertaken an unplanned shutdown at the unit around September 7, 2020. The unit is likely........
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SM prices climb in Asia on Wednesday

On 17 Sep 2020 at 08:30 IST

On Wednesday, SM prices gained in Asia. The price rise was on the back of stronger upstream energy and benzene values, coupled with improved regional demand trends.FOB Korea SM prices were assessed up at the USD 675/mt levels, a rise of USD 10/mt from........
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PVC prices surge in Asia this week

On 16 Sep 2020 at 17:10 IST

Let's start with energy and feedstock news:Crude oil prices marched higher on Tuesday, after a tropical storm Sally in the Gulf of Mexico forced the major U.S oil producers to shut their oil rigs. Also, a sharp decline in the crude oil inventories as reported........
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ExxonMobil Chemical shuts Singapore PP plant for maintenance

On 16 Sep 2020 at 09:00 IST

ExxonMobil Chemical, has undertaken a planned shutdown at its polypropylene (PP) plant.A Polymerupdate source in Singapore informed that, the company has started maintenance at the plant in mid-September, 2020. The plant is expected to remain off-line till........
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SM prices firm up in Asia on Tuesday

On 16 Sep 2020 at 08:30 IST

On Tuesday, despite weaker upstream benzene values, SM prices bolstered higher in Asia. The sharp price gain was a result of bullish demand trends in key markets like China. FOB Korea SM prices were assessed up at the USD 665/mt levels, a spike of USD 25/mt........
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ExxonMobil starts turnaround at Singapore cracker

On 15 Sep 2020 at 08:40 IST

ExxonMobil, has undertaken a planned shutdown at its cracker.A Polymerupdate source in Singapore informed that, the company halted operations at the cracker for maintenance on September 14, 2020. The cracker is expected to remain off-line till end-October,........
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Ethylene prices quote higher in Asia on Monday

On 15 Sep 2020 at 08:30 IST

On Monday, despite weaker upstream crude and naphtha values, ethylene prices gained in Asia. Reports of tight regional product avails supported the price rise. Bullish downstream PE pricing trends, further pushed prices higher across the Asian regions.CFR........
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Binh Son Refining to resume production at PP unit

On 14 Sep 2020 at 09:00 IST

Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical, is in plans to restart its polypropylene (PP) unit following a turnaround.A Polymerupdate source in Vietnam informed that, the company is likely to resume operations at the unit by early-October, 2020. The unit was shut........
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Butadiene prices bolster higher in Asia

On 14 Sep 2020 at 08:30 IST

Last week, butadiene prices bolstered higher in Asia. The sharp price rise was triggered by stronger buying sentiments coupled with limited product availability in key markets like China.Firmer upstream ABS pricing trends, further supported the price gain.On........
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Datang Duolun resumes production at MTP unit

On 12 Sep 2020 at 09:00 IST

Datang Duolun, has restarted its methanol-to-propylene (MTP) unit following a maintenance turnaround.A Polymerupdate source in China informed that, the company resumed operations at the plant on September 5, 2020. The unit was shut for maintenance on July 28,........
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Propylene prices rise in Asia

On 12 Sep 2020 at 08:30 IST

This week, despite a sharp fall in upstream crude and naphtha values, propylene prices climbed higher in Asia. Continued tight product availability in key markets like China and stronger downstream PP values, together supported the price gain.Propylene prices........
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Datang International resumes production at PP unit

On 11 Sep 2020 at 08:40 IST

Datang International Duo Lun Coal Chemical, has restarted its two polypropylene (PP) units following a turnaround.A Polymerupdate source in China informed that, the company resumed operations at the units on September 10, 2020. The units were shut for........
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Ethylene prices witness a rise in Asia on Thursday

On 11 Sep 2020 at 08:30 IST

Despite bearish upstream costs, ethylene prices gained in Asia on Thursday. The price rise was mainly on account of persistent tight regional product availability. CFR North East Asia ethylene prices were assessed up at the USD 795/mt levels, a rise of USD........
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Tangshan Zhongrun shuts Methanol plant for maintenance

On 10 Sep 2020 at 08:40 IST

Tangshan Zhongrun Coal Chemical, has taken off-stream its Methanol plant for a turnaround.A Polymerupdate source in China informed that, the company halted operations at the plant on September 8, 2020. Further details on duration of shutdown could not be........
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SM prices edge lower in Asia

On 10 Sep 2020 at 08:30 IST

On Wednesday, SM prices inched lower in Asia. The price fall was on the back of weaker upstream energy and benzene values, coupled with dull regional demand trends.FOB Korea SM prices were assessed lower at the USD 630/mt levels, a fall of USD 5/mt from........
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Idemitsu Kosan starts maintenance at Naphtha cracker

On 09 Sep 2020 at 08:40 IST

Idemitsu Kosan, has taken off-stream its naphtha cracker for a turnaround.A Polymerupdate source in Japan informed that, the company halted operations at the cracker on September 7, 2020. The cracker is likely to remain under maintenance by end-October,........
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Propylene prices edge higher in Asia on Tuesday

On 09 Sep 2020 at 08:30 IST

On Tuesday, despite weaker upstream costs, propylene prices inched higher in Asia. The price rise was supported by tight product availability in the region.FOB Korea propylene prices were up at the USD 835/mt levels, a day on day increase of USD 5/mt. CFR........
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Shanghai Golden Phillips starts maintenance at HDPE plant

On 08 Sep 2020 at 08:40 IST

Shanghai Golden Phillips Petrochemical Co, has shut its high density polyethylene (HDPE) plant for a maintenance turnaround.A Polymerupdate source in China informed that, the company halted operations at its plant on September 5, 2020. Exact duration of the........
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Ethylene prices edge higher in Asia on Monday

On 08 Sep 2020 at 08:30 IST

On Monday, despite bearish upstream crude and naphtha values, ethylene prices edged higher in Asia. Reports of tight regional product avails supported the price gain.CFR North East Asia ethylene prices were assessed up at the USD 785/mt levels, a gain of USD........
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YNCC reschedules turnaround at No.2 naphtha cracker

On 07 Sep 2020 at 09:00 IST

Yeochun NCC (YNCC), has postponed the maintenance turnaround and expansion process at its No.2 naphtha cracker at Yeosu.A Polymerupdate source in South Korea informed that, the company is likely to shut the cracker for maintenance and expansion process by........
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Benzene prices edge higher in Asia

On 07 Sep 2020 at 08:30 IST

Last week, despite bearish upstream crude values, benzene prices edged higher in Asia. The price gain was supported by stronger regional buying sentiments, coupled with higher downstream SM rates.On Friday, benzene prices were at the USD 435/mt FOB Korea........
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Asian buyers counter polymer price hikes while sellers remain steadfast in their efforts to increase rates.

On 05 Sep 2020 at 11:30 IST

Following the steep fall in crude prices on Friday, a few industry players from across South and South East Asia called in to speak with the Polymerupdate editorial team this morning. One trader from Vietnam said, “ polymer price offers this week have come........
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CNSG to resume MEG production

On 05 Sep 2020 at 08:40 IST

CNSG Hongsifang Co, is in plans to restart its monoethylene glycol (MEG) unit following an unplanned outage.A Polymerupdate source in China informed that, the company is likely to resume operations at the unit on September 10, 2020. The unit was shut owing to........
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Ethylene prices bolster higher in Asia

On 05 Sep 2020 at 08:30 IST

Ethylene prices leapt higher in Asia this week. Reports of stronger regional demand trends and persistent tight product availability, coupled with bullish downstream PE pricing trends, helped ethylene sellers to raise their prices sharply higher across the........
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