Uncertain outlook for chlor-alkali market

With global chlorine & PVC markets continuing to remain slow in response to ongoing weak economic conditions, the outlook for the chlor-vinyls industry remains quite uncertain and as a result there is very little investment being made in the industry in spite of a recent improvement in caustic soda pricing.

The current market situation has even resulted in some major consolidation in the industry, especially in the US.

Growth in China has slowed considerably and operating rates have been kept low. However higher domestic caustic soda pricing has led to a focus on local sales at the expense of export markets leaving some to question the longer term outlook for caustic soda exports from China.

The phasing out of all remaining mercury-based chlor-alkali plants in Europe is adding an extra element of uncertainty into the market, with varying views on what opportunities this will offer to outsiders.

The 21st World Chlor-alkali conference will provide you with the vital knowledge you need to ensure that you stay at the forefront of the industry, with industry expert discussions and ample networking opportunities provided. Make sure you attend to participate in the deliberations shaping future markets. Agenda and speaker-line up to be announced soon.

The 21st World Chlor-Alkali Conference
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
15-16 June 2017
Organised by Tecnon OrbiChem and ICIS Conferences

To register for the conference click here

Since 1981 – The World’s First Market Monitoring Service to the Chlor- Alkali Industry

CHEMICAL BUSINESS FOCUS – A Monthly Roundup & Analysis of the Key Factors Shaping the Chlor-Alkali & Vinyls Markets
Each month, subscribers receive a comprehensive look at current activity in the market, including pricing information for all of the main product areas in each of the key regions. In addition, subscribers have online access to 10 years historical prices to download as Excel files from our website, to Trade Tables and Charts and, on a quarterly basis, Plants & Projects listings which contain the latest information with regards to capacity developments in the Chlorine/Caustic Soda and EDC • VCM • PVC industries.

Request a free sample of the Chlor-Alkali & Vinyls Chemical Business Focus

S/DB-CHEM – Supply and Demand World Analysis
Tecnon OrbiChem has recently updated its outlook for the chlor-alkali & vinyls industry as part of its S/Db-CHEM service. An executive summary is provided as part of each service and will look at some of the key changes that are now happening in the industry.
Tecnon OrbiChem’s S/Db-CHEM is a truly comprehensive service, containing all the information you need on – Supply/Demand data, Trade flows, Consumption trends, Capacity listings and Historical prices.

Production, Consumption and Trade data are based on an analysis of historical data and forecasts out to 2025.

Further details of these services can be obtained through our website or by the following links:

Tecnon OrbiChem Individual Projects Studies is a core business service of Tecnon OrbiChem and has been providing confidential reports to clients for over 30 years. Tecnon OrbiChem’s confidential consultancy services advise on strategic technical and market issues, production costs, price and margin analysis to Chlor-Alkali and other sectors. We have a worldwide network of professionals with market, economics, operations and technology expertise and experience gained from previous careers working in the major petrochemical corporations in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia.

Request further information about Chlor-Alkali Individual Project Studies

Charles Fryer
Phone: +44 207 924 3955

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