Demand In Plasticisers Has Improved But What Challenges Are We Facing Next?

An Outlook For Plasticisers And Oxo Alcohols Markets

Supply disruptions have dominated the news in the past year in plasticisers and oxo alcohols markets, particularly in West Europe and tighter supply, rather than improving demand, is the major factor behind the improvement of margins in oxo alcohols and some derivatives, including plasticisers.

As supply has tightened producers have taken the opportunity to improve margins for the first time in several years, whether they will be able to sustain this once supply is back to normal levels, is one their biggest concerns going forward.

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Angel fernandez
Angel Fernandez
Business Manager – Oxo Products, Orthoxylene, Phthalic Anhydride, UPR, Chlorine & Derivatives, Caustic Soda

Anna Zhao
Senior Consultant – EG, EO & Derivatives, Oxo-Products, Maleic Anhydride


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