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SM prices in Asia march higher on Thursday

On 13 Oct 2017 at 09:00 IST

Styrene Monomer (SM) prices in Asia firmed on Thursday. Prices gained mainly on account of strong buying sentiments in major markets like China.
Higher upstream benzene rates further supported the price rise.
FOB Korea prices of SM were assessed up a
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LLDPE plant taken off-stream by PetroChina Daqing

On 13 Oct 2017 at 09:00 IST

PetroChina Daqing Petrochemical has shut a linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) plant for brief maintenance.
A Polymerupdate source in China informed that the company has commenced maintenance at the plant on October 11, 2017. The plant is expected to
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Polystyrene (PS) prices drift lower in Asia

On 12 Oct 2017 at 09:00 IST

A sharp week on week fall in upstream SM values pulled polystyrene (PS) prices lower sharply in Asia this week. The price fall was further supported by persistent bearish buying interest in key markets like China post-holidays.
CFR China prices of GPPS w
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LDPE plant brought on-stream by PTTGC

On 12 Oct 2017 at 08:20 IST

PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) has restarted its low density polyethylene (LDPE) plant following a brief maintenance.
A Polymerupdate source in Thailand informed that the company has resumed operations at the plant early this week. The plant was shut for mai
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Caustic soda prices in Asia gain

On 11 Oct 2017 at 09:00 IST

Caustic soda prices witnessed a rise in Asia this week.
The price rise was supported by strong buying interest witnessed across the Asian region.
FOB North East Asia prices were assessed at the USD 503/mt levels, a week on week increase of USD 2/mt.<
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Benzene prices in Asia slip

On 10 Oct 2017 at 11:00 IST

Benzene prices in Asia drifted lower on Monday. The price drop was a result of dull buying sentiments in key markets like China coupled with a sharp fall in downstream SM rates.
Bearish upstream energy values last Friday further supported the price drop.<
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Sinopec Shijiazhuang completes maintenance at PP plant

On 10 Oct 2017 at 08:20 IST

Sinopec Shijiazhuang Refinery & Chemical Company has restarted a polypropylene (PP) plant following a maintenance turnaround.
A Polymerupdate source in China informed that the company has resumed operations at the plant in early-October 2017. The plant wa
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SM prices fall 15-25$ in Asia

On 09 Oct 2017 at 09:00 IST

Styrene monomer (SM) prices witnessed a drop in Asia last week. The price fall was mainly on account of bearish demand trends in key markets like
China owing to Golden week-long holidays from October 1-8.
The price decline was further supported by w
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Sumitomo restarts Nihama ACN plant

On 09 Oct 2017 at 08:20 IST

Sumitomo Chemical has resumed production at its acrylonitrile (ACN) plant at Niihama.
A Polymerupdate source in Japan informed that the company had restarted operations at the plant in late September 2017. The plant was taken off-stream in early-September
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Butadiene prices plummet in Asia

On 07 Oct 2017 at 09:00 IST

Butadiene prices witnessed a steep fall in Asia this week. Prices continued to journey southward on the back of extremely poor buying interest key markets like China owing to Golden week-long holidays from October 1-8.
The price fall was further supporte
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