Petrochemical PETBottle PX Polymers Trend

Petrochemical PETBottle PX Polymers

Petrochemical PETBottle PX Polymers

ITEM 09/11/2020 16/11/2020 +/-
Bottle grade PET chips domestic market 4,700 yuan/ton 4,800 yuan/ton +100
Bottle grade PET chips export market 645 $/ton 655 $/ton +10
Filament grade Semidull chips domestic market

Petrochemical PETBottle PX Polymers

4,350 yuan/ton 4,375 yuan/ton +25
Filament grade Bright chips domestic market 4,350 yuan/ton 4,375 yuan/ton +25
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA domestic market 3,070 yuan/ton 3,175 yuan/ton +105
Pure Terephthalic Acid PTA export market
410 $/ton 415 $/ton +5
Monoethyleneglycol MEG domestic market 3,670 yuan/ton 3,630 yuan/ton -40
Monoethyleneglycol MEG export market 473 $/ton 473 $/ton-
Paraxylene PX FOB  Taiwan market 516 $/ton 528 $/ton +12
Paraxylene PX FOB  Korea market 498 $/ton 510 $/ton +12
Paraxylene PX FOB EU market

Petrochemical PETBottle PX Polymers

454 $/ton 469 $/ton +15
Polyester filament POY 150D/48F domestic market 5,070 yuan/ton 5,160 yuan/ton
Recycled Polyester filament POY  domestic market 5,250 yuan/ton 5,350 yuan/ton +100
Polyester filament DTY 150D/48 F domestic market 6,750 yuan/ton 6,825 yuan/ton +75
Polyester filament FDY 68D24F domestic market 6,300 yuan/ton 6,350 yuan/ton +50
Polyester filament FDY 150D/96F domestic market
Petrochemical PETBottle PX Polymers
5,300 yuan/ton 5,350 yuan/ton +50
Polyester staple fiber 1.4D 38mm domestic market 5,550 yuan/ton 5,580 yuan/ton +30
Caprolactam CPL domestic market 9,750 yuan/ton 10,550 yuan/ton
Caprolactam CPL overseas  market 1,230 $/ton 1,260 $/ton +30
Nylon6 chips overseas  market 1,380 $/ton 1,480 $/ton +100
Nylon6 chips conventional spinning domestic  market 11,000 yuan/ton 11,750 yuan/ton +750
Nylon6 chips  high speed spinning domestic  market 10,900 yuan/ton 11,450 yuan/ton +550
Nylon 6.6 chips domestic  market 26,300 yuan/ton 29,000 yuan/ton +2,700
Nylon6 Filament POY 86D/24F domestic  market

Petrochemical PETBottle PX Polymers

12,950 yuan/ton 13,450 yuan/ton +500
Nylon6 Filament DTY 70D/24F domestic  market 15,600 yuan/ton 16,150 yuan/ton +550
Nylon6 Filament FDY  70D/24F  domestic  market 13,850 yuan/ton 14,300 yuan/ton +450
Spandex 20D  domestic  market 45,500 yuan/ton 46,000 yuan/ton +500
Spandex 30D  domestic  market 44,500 yuan/ton 45,000 yuan/ton +500
Spandex 40D  domestic  market 37,500 yuan/ton 37,500 yuan/ton
Adipic Acid domestic market 8,200 yuan/ton 8,200 yuan/ton
Benzene domestic market 3,840 yuan/ton 4,500 yuan/ton +660
Benzene overseas  market 480 $/ton 553 $/ton
Ethylene South East market 735 $/ton 775 $/ton +40
Ethylene NWE  market 711 $/ton 717 $/ton +6
Acrylonitrile ACN  domestic market 9,600 yuan/ton 9,900 yuan/ton +300
Acrylonitrile ACN  overseas market 1,300 $/ton 1,300 $/ton
Acrylic staple fiber ASF  domestic market 12,800 yuan/ton 12,800 yuan/ton  


Viscose Staple Fiber VSF  domestic market 10,400 yuan/ton 10,400 yuan/ton
PP Powder domestic market 7,650 yuan/ton 7,850 yuan/ton +200
Naphtha overseas market 

Petrochemical PETBottle PX Polymers

367 $/ton 375 $/ton
Phenol domestic market 5,575 yuan/ton 6,450 yuan/ton +875
PS Taiwan 5250 GPPS 1,630 $/ton 1,630 $/ton
PS Taiwan 8250 HIPS 1,730 $/ton 1,730 $/ton
LDPE CFR Far East 1,182 $/ton 1,205 $/ton +23
LLDPE CFR Far East 932 $/ton 945 $/ton +13
LDPE   FOB Middle East 1,174 $/ton 1,197 $/ton +23
LLDPE FOB Middle East 924 $/ton 937 $/ton +13
HDPE CFR Far East 944 $/ton 947 $/ton +3
LDPE FD Northwest Europe  903 €/ton 913 €/ton +10
LLDPE FD Northwest Europe  863 €/ton 875 €/ton +132
Homopolymer PP CFR Far East 1,000 $/ton 1,010 $/ton +10
Homopolymer PP FD NWE 921 €/ton 941 €/ton +20

Petrochemical PETBottle PX Polymers

Petrochemical SustainableSources Aromatics 16-11-2020

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Petrochemical PETBottle PX Polymers Trend

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-Why is Asia-Pacific (APAC) the Largest Bio-Based Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Market?

Since the 1950s, over 9.1 million tons of plastic has been manufactured, of which 6.9 million tons has become waste. Still, almost 6.3 million tons of it has never been through the recycling process, as per the National Geographic Society. The waste is now clogging up the earth’s soil as well as waterbodies. To tackle the problem, not only are recycling activities being promoted and mandated, but biodegradable plastic is also being manufactured, from organic sources. One such bio-based plastic is polyethylene terephthalate, or PET.  Petrochemical SustainableSources Aromatics 

Therefore, with the surging concerns over plastic pollution, the global bio-based PET market is projected to witness a considerable increase in its value, from $3,917.4 million in 2017 to $8,682.6 million by 2023, at a CAGR of 14.7% during 2018–2023 (forecast period). This material is essentially 30% ethanol derived from plants and 70% terephthalic acid (TPA) made from fossil (petroleum) sources. It is being increasingly preferred over conventional plastic owing to its renewable, recyclable, compostable, and biodegradable nature.

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AS public awareness of plastic pollution and climate change increases, the global plastic industry today is seeking out alternatives.

Hence, as a plant-based alternative made from renewable materials such as starch from palm, corn, potato, cellulose and lactic acid, bioplastics are poised to play a significant role in the New Plastics Economy. Petrochemical SustainableSources Aromatics 

It breaks down faster, with a minimum amount of harmful carbon dioxide emissions, making it a more environmental-friendly alternative.

According to Plastics Europe’s Market Research and Statistics Group, the current annual production of plastic amounted to 359 million tonnes in 2018, of which bioplastics represented only 1%.

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-Flash graphene rocks strategy for plastic waste

Rice University lab detours potential environmental hazard into useful material

Plastic waste comes back in black as pristine graphene, thanks to ACDC

That’s what Rice University scientists call the process they employed to make efficient use of waste plastic that would otherwise add to the planet’s environmental woes. In this instance, the lab of Rice chemist James Tour modified its method to make flash graphene to enhance it for recycling plastic into graphene.Petrochemical SustainableSources Aromatics 

The lab’s study appears in the American Chemical Society journal ACS Nano.

Simply, instead of raising the temperature of a carbon source with direct current, as in the original process, the lab first exposes plastic waste to around eight seconds of high-intensity alternating current, followed by the DC jolt.

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-High-barrier mono-polyethylene solutions for 100% recyclable flexible packaging

Frankenthal, Germany/Roncello, Italy, November 12, 2020 – RKW, a leading manufacturer of excellent film solutions, and SAES Coated Films, designer and producer of advanced coatings, have jointly developed premium performance films for sustainable food packaging that offer high protection throughout the product lifecycle.

Full recyclability is becoming one of the most important prerequisites for food packaging. While many current products adopt multi-material solutions and are thus not recyclable, monomaterial PE-based packaging meets the requirements for circularity and thus contributes to global sustainability goals.Petrochemical SustainableSources Aromatics 

RKW Group and SAES Coated Films have developed a new high barrier PE film that aims for performance and recyclability at the highest levels. The first customers have already successfully produced recyclable mono-material pouches, also with zip, demonstrating the production efficiency and reliability of the film.

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-Europe PET, PTA supply strained on BP’s Geel power outage amid mixed demand

The power failure at Geel, Belgium, on 6 November briefly brought BP Chemicals’ purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and JBF’s polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plants to a standstill, causing a strain on supplies despite mixed demand.

Although the issue was resolved quickly, an unexpected outage at a 1.37m tonne/year PTA plant such as the BP Chemicals’ one has repercussions that the market has felt through the week. Petrochemical SustainableSources Aromatics 

“Both lines are running for JBF and will be ramped up gradually to full capacity in the next week,” a source at JBF said.

BP Chemicals had not responded to a request for comment at the time of writing.

Europe PET, PTA

-Sinking US ethanol price turns crush margin negative

The ethanol crush margin fell below zero on Nov. 13 for the first time in nearly six months as plunging ethanol prices outpaced a small gain in feedstock corn futures.

The ethanol crush margin fell 5.50 points on Nov. 13 to minus 4.41 cents/gal, falling into the red for the first time since May 20, and reaching the lowest since May 6.

The margin has declined 13.32 cents in the last four trading days.

Falling ethanol prices have cut into the margin. Since Nov. 9, benchmark Chicago Argo ethanol prices have fallen 12.25 cents. S&P Global Platts assessed Chicago Argo ethanol at $1.4220/gal on Nov. 13. Petrochemical SustainableSources Aromatics 

Ethanol prices have been pushed lower by rising production of the biofuel in recent weeks. The US Energy Information Administration’s most recent data showed domestic ethanol production reaching 977,000 b/d, the highest level since March.

Sinking US ethanol price turns crush margin negative

-Strong demand prompts expansion for Röchling’s Sustaplast PET

Lahnstein, Germany-based Röchling Sustaplast, a division of Röchling Industrial,  has now completed the Sustadur expansion project with the successful start-up of new extrusion lines installed for the production of its Sustadur PET material. The added capacity will improve the availability and shorten delivery times for this engineering resin.

In 2019, Röchling added more than 3,000 square meters of floor space to its existing production hall in Lahnstein. Petrochemical SustainableSources Aromatics 

The 2 million euro ($2.3 million) investment in capacity expansion is a response to the continued strong demand for its Sustadur PET, which is available from the company as sheets and round rods in various sizes.

Strong demand prompts expansion for Röchling’s Sustaplast PET

-UK Cabinet heavyweights urge Brexit compromise

Key figures in the UK government are split over how much to move in order to secure a Brexit deal.

As the Brexit game of chicken nears the end game, some of Boris Johnson’s top team think it’s time to strike a deal. Petrochemical SustainableSources Aromatics 

Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove are among a group of senior government figures now urging caution over a looming no-deal scenario which many observers say could be disastrous for the U.K. economy, according to government officials.

And while officials say that the resignation of two senior advisers in recent days — including the prime minister’s closest aide Dominic Cummings — had nothing to do with Brexit, it may have given Johnson more room for maneuver. Both Cummings and communications chief Lee Cain were part of the Vote Leave team that won the referendum and propelled Johnson’s rise to power. They have also been key figures in a powerful Downing Street faction that has often urged an uncompromising response to demands from Brussels for more movement in the talks from the U.K. government.

UK Cabinet heavyweights urge Brexit compromise

-What a Biden presidency means for oil and gas

Joe Biden has pledged to put climate change driven policies at the centre of the US energy industry

During the US presidential elections, president-elect Joe Biden made many far-reaching promises regarding the future of US energy, and in particular a pledge to spend $2trillion, spread over four years, to eliminate carbon emissions from the power sector by 2035. This is also aimed to help lift the US economy post-Covid-19 by creating “stable, well-paying jobs that drive clean energy here at home and abroad”. These commitments have created massive expectations, but will also have far-reaching impacts on energy worldwide.

But as his long political career shows, Biden is not an idealist – he is a realist and a consensus-builder. He is likely to pursue his clean energy plan in a pragmatic way.

Impact on climate change

Biden promised to completely revamp the US energy industry, putting climate change driven policies at the centre of it, something that also has wider appeal within the Democratic party. Petrochemical SustainableSources Aromatics 

What a Biden presidency means for oil and gas

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