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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Monomers
  • Piperylens
  • DCPD
  • Isoprene
  • Butadiene
  • Tackifying resins
  • C5 tackifiers
  • C9 tackifiers
  • Waterwhite tackifiers
  • Natural rubber
  • SIS
  • SBS
  • US exports
  • US imports
  • Key country exports                     

                                     

FOREX FOLLIES

The euro had strengthened versus all other currencies we monitor, while the dollar displayed a varied behavior, remaining flat versus the RMB and KRW, increasing versus the yen and dropping against the euro...

                         

MONOMERS

Overview resin former supply
By the end of July, natural rubber prices appear to have reached the bottom and started a slow rebound, buoyed by the rumors that producing countries will cut production and exports...

Piperylenes
Piperylene market remains oversold, especially since the US had been cracking heavier in the first half of the year...

Dicylopentadiene (DCPD)
June privately-owned housing starts increased 8.3pc from May and 5.1pc over June 2016...

Isoprene (IPM)
US isoprene import of 11,010t in May almost tripled that from April, reaching a high never seen when reviewing monthly data from 2002 forward...

Butadiene (Bd)
The US butadiene (BD) prevailing contract prices for July is 45¢/lb ($992/t), fob basis, a 15¢/lb decrease from June...

Aromatic resin oil (ARO)
There are no changes to the ARO availability nor downstream markets, however it is worth repeating that as crude and gasoline prices establish a new baseline at lower prices, there is more incentive for integrated refinery/petchem producers to recover and divert more ARO to be upgraded into higher value hydrocarbon resins than send it to a hydrotreater to be converted into a gasoline blendstock...

Ethylene production
The ethylene contract net transaction price settled at 30.5c/lb for June, falling from 33.25c/lb in May...

             

TACKIFIER RESINS

C5 aliphatic tackifiers (C5T)
Strong price increase efforts were met with an even stronger pushback in view of incoming HHCR resin capacity additions, revised forecasts to lower crude prices and tepid demand...

HHCR (waterwhite) tackifiers 
There have been few changes this past month in the HHCR market as buyers are awaiting an onslaught of capacity in the waning months of 2017...

C9 aromatic tackifiers
C9 resin market remains quiet with little changes in supply and demand economics...

Rosin
The Chinese gum rosin (CGR) June price average was $1,750/t, lower from May...

Natural terpene-derived resins
The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) has completed its final orange forecast for the 2016/2017 growing season...

                           

POLYMERS

Natural rubber (NR)
Natural rubber (NR) prices averaged $1,423/t for June, falling $108/t from the final average for May...

Polyisoprene (IR)
May US IR imports volumes show a fall of 22pc from April...

SIS
Suppliers are struggling to move the product against slow demand...

SBS
US import prices for May were in the 105-150¢/lb range, landed...

SBR
US styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) July contract prices average 84.5¢/lb ($1,863/t), down 19¢/lb from June...

Unsaturated polyester resins (UPR)
The majority of DCPD produced is converted into UPR for production of acrylic enclosures such as bathtubs, sinks and countertops, primarily used in new housing construction...

LDPE
North American LDPE prices remained stable from May to June, assessed at 75-78c/lb delivered ($1,653-1,720/t)...

Polypropylene (PP)
US PP homopolymer prices for June remained stable to May at 55.5-58.5c/lb ($1,224-1,290/t)...

Ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA)
While price increases for vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) producers in the US and Europe have not been announced, Celanese announced a price increase for VAM of $200/t for China and $50/t for the rest of Asia-Pacific, effective as contracts allow...

                        

ENERGY MARKETS

Crude oil
WTI crude oil monthly prices averaged $45.17/bl in June with July currently averaging $45.63/bl...

Gasoline markets
With summer vacation and driving season in full swing, US national average retail prices for regular gasoline decreased 4c/USG from the June report, averaging $2.35/USG...

US natural gas
As of 20 July, natural gas in working storage was 2,973Bcf, an increase of 203Bcf from the June report...

Naphtha
Western European naphtha prices continued their downward momentum, averaging $401/t in June with July rebounding toward mid-month, averaging $411/t...

                  

INDUSTRY SNAPSHOT

H.B. Fuller grows in Brazil

Tape manufacturing comes to Zambia

Ingevity continues to expand and diversify

Beardow Adams continues to grow

Henkel expands its aerospace presence

Amber Stream is born 


Avery Dennison expands in Malaysia

Hexcel continues to soar

Bostik ties the knot with Tour de France

                      

IMPORTS AND EXPORT

Hydrocarbon resin exports 

Hydrocarbon resin imports 

Key country hydrocarbon resin exports                         

                      

                         

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