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SM prices in Asia inch higher

On 16 Feb 2018 at 09:00 IST

Styrene Monomer (SM) prices in Asia climbed on Thursday.
Firmer upstream energy values coupled with a sharp rise in benzene feedstock rates together supported the price rise.
FOB Korea prices of SM were assessed at the USD 1420/mt levels while CFR
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SM prices decline 25-30$ in Asia

On 12 Feb 2018 at 09:00 IST

Styrene monomer (SM) prices down adjusted in Asia last week. Prices fell on the back of bearish upstream energy values, a plunge in benzene feedstock rates coupled with sluggish buying interest in major markets like China ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays. ...
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SM prices in Asia edge lower on Monday

On 06 Feb 2018 at 09:00 IST

Spot styrene monomer (SM) prices inched lower on Monday.
The price fall was mainly on account of weaker buying trends in key markets like China ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays coupled with a drop in upstream benzene values.
FOB Korea prices of
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Asian SM prices down adjust on Tuesday

On 17 Jan 2018 at 09:00 IST

Despite higher upstream benzene values, SM prices in Asia down adjusted on Tuesday.
Prices fell in line with improved product availability and weaker demand trends in key markets like China.
FOB Korea prices of SM were assessed down at the USD 1340/m
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SM plant brought on-stream by SP Chemicals

On 16 Jan 2018 at 08:20 IST

SP Chemicals has restarted its styrene monomer (SM) plant following an unplanned shutdown.
A Polymerupdate source in China informed that the company has recently resumed operations at the plant. The plant was taken offline on January 10, 2018 owing to tec
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SM prices bolster higher in Asia

On 15 Jan 2018 at 09:00 IST

Styrene monomer (SM) prices witnessed a sharp gain in Asia last week. Reports of strong demand trends and persistent constrained product availability, helped sellers of SM to raise their prices higher sharply across the Asian region.
The price rise was f
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Unplanned outage reported at SM plant of SP Chemicals

On 12 Jan 2018 at 08:20 IST

SP Chemicals has undertaken an emergency shutdown at its styrene monomer (SM) plant.
A Polymerupdate source in China informed that the company has halted operations at the plant on January 10, 2018 owing to technical issues. The plant is likely to remain
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Asian SM prices march higher on Tuesday

On 03 Jan 2018 at 09:00 IST

SM prices in Asia on Tuesday firmed.
The price rise was prompted by bullish buying trends in key markets like China coupled with gains recorded in upstream benzene values.
FOB Korea prices of SM were assessed up at the USD 1300/mt levels, a rise of
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Asian SM prices fall 10-15$

On 18 Dec 2017 at 09:00 IST

Despite higher upstream crude and benzene values, styrene Monomer (SM) prices down adjusted in Asia last week.
The price fall was prompted by a rise in SM inventory levels in major markets like China.
On Friday, SM prices were assessed at the USD 12
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SM prices in Asia edge higher on Thursday

On 15 Dec 2017 at 09:00 IST

Despite weaker upstream benzene values, styrene Monomer (SM) prices in Asia inched higher on Thursday. Prices gained mainly on account of improved buying sentiments in major markets like China.
FOB Korea prices of SM were assessed up at the USD 1310/mt FO
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