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SM prices in Asia journey southward

On 12 Oct 2018 at 10:00 IST

SM prices drifted lower on Thursday in Asia. Bearish upstream energy values and a sharp drop in benzene feedstock rates together pulled prices lower across the Asian region.
Reports of dull demand trends further supported the price fall.
FOB Korea pr
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SM prices in Asia journey south

On 12 Sep 2018 at 09:00 IST

SM prices in Asia down adjusted on Tuesday. Reports of dull demand trends in key markets like China pressured spot SM prices in Asia lower.
Weaker upstream benzene values further supported the price fall.
FOB Korea prices of SM were assessed down at
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SM prices in Asia journey south

On 07 Sep 2018 at 09:00 IST

SM prices in Asia declined on Thursday. Reports of dull demand trends in key markets like China pressured spot SM prices in Asia lower.
Bearish upstream benzene values further supported the price fall.
FOB Korea prices of SM were assessed down at the
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SM prices in Asia march higher

On 31 Aug 2018 at 09:00 IST

Styrene Monomer (SM) prices in Asia firmed on Thursday.
The price rise was on the back of strong buying activity in the region coupled with higher upstream energy values.
FOB Korea prices of SM were assessed up at the USD 1420/mt levels, a rise of US
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Idemitsu Kosan starts maintenance at SM plant

On 30 Aug 2018 at 08:20 IST

Idemitsu Kosan Co has taken off-stream its styrene monomer (SM) plant for a maintenance turnaround.
A Polymerupdate source in Japan informed that the company has commenced turnaround at the plant on August 24, 2018. The shutdown is likely to last for arou
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SM prices in Asia journey southward

On 28 Aug 2018 at 09:00 IST

SM prices in Asia declined on Monday.
The price fall was on the back of dull demand trends in major markets like China.
FOB Korea prices of SM were assessed down at the USD 1390/mt levels, a decline of USD 10/mt from last Friday’s assessed levels. C
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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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TSMC completes turnaround at SM plant

On 09 Aug 2018 at 08:20 IST

Taiwan Styrene Monomer is likely to restart its styrene monomer (SM) plant following a maintenance turnaround.
A Polymerupdate source in Taiwan informed that the company has resumed operations at the plant on August 8, 2018. The plant remained under maint
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SM unit restarts by Jinxi Petrochemical

On 06 Aug 2018 at 08:20 IST

Jinxi Petrochemical has brought on-stream its styrene monomer (SM) unit following a maintenance turnaround.
A Polymerupdate source in China informed that the company has completed turnaround at the unit in end-July 2018. The unit remained under maintenanc
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SM prices in Asia rise on Thursday

On 03 Aug 2018 at 09:00 IST

Despite a drop in upstream benzene rates, Styrene Monomer (SM) prices in Asia gianed on Thursday. Prices gained mainly on account of constrained product avails in the key markets like China.
FOB Korea prices of SM were assessed up at the USD 1400/mt FOB K
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