Acetic acid, VAM markets faced with long list of plant turnarounds in Q2

Acetic acid and vinyl acetate monomer market supplies were expected to remain tight in the second quarter due to a heavy schedule of turnarounds in the US Gulf Coast and Asia. Acetyls producers issued a series of price increases in the first quarter and in April as supplies tightened in reaction to the production outages,… Read More Acetic acid, VAM markets faced with long list of plant turnarounds in Q2

Acrylonitrile: unexpected profitability may be time-limited

Global tightness in the acrylonitrile market is expected to persist through the second quarter as a series of scheduled maintenance shutdowns will limit export availability from all three US producers. Tightness may be a feature of the market for the rest of the year. Buyers in Asia, Europe and elsewhere in the Americas have been… Read More Acrylonitrile: unexpected profitability may be time-limited

AFPM 2017: Global analysis of the acetic acid and VAM markets

Price pressures for acetic acid has begun to build up this year while turnarounds have also been pushing VAM prices upward. More analysis on AA and VAM markets is discussed on the video below by Tecnon OrbiChem expert, William Bann, during the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) International Petrochemicals Conference (IPC) in San Antonio this… Read More AFPM 2017: Global analysis of the acetic acid and VAM markets

AFPM 2017: Overview of Epoxy Resins and UPR markets

Our latest video interview is all about epoxy resins and unsaturated polyester resins (UPR) on our Day Two at the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers’ International Petrochemical Conference (AFPM IPC). Hear more from our expert, Jennifer Hawkins, on her overview of these markets in 2016 and outlook for 2017. For those who are attending AFPM… Read More AFPM 2017: Overview of Epoxy Resins and UPR markets

AFPM 2017: State of the Global PET Resins Market

Day one is over at the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers’ International Petrochemical Conference (AFPM IPC) and Tecnon OrbiChem’s polyester and intermediates expert, Darrell Collier, noted his analysis of the global PET resins market. Hear more of what he has to say at our recent video interview below. For those who are attending AFPM IPC, visit… Read More AFPM 2017: State of the Global PET Resins Market