IHS Chemical Week

Intermediates market softens

10:58 AM MDT | October 12, 2012 | Lindsay Frost

Spot markets were generally softer this week, but contract settlements were higher, market watchers say. US ortho-xylene tacked on a 2-cts/lb increase for October, but contracts for both isomers rolled from September into October in European settlements. Spot para-xylene was reported lower by $60/m.t. in North America and $70/m.t. in Europe. Other intermediates showed more strength in contract talks. September ethylene glycol (EG) in North America was agreed higher by 5 cts/lb, while high feedstock costs drove acrylonitile sellers to secure a revision of the...

This information is only available to Chemical Week subscribers.


Forgot your user ID or password?
Click here to have it sent to you.

Not an IHS Chemical Week member yet?

Here's why you should be:

  • 31 issues of Chemical Week magazine in print or digital format
  • Critical daily news and analysis on chemweek.com
  • Free mobile edition 
  • 20+ years of online archives
  • Topical e-newsletters that capture the most impactful events
  • Special issues with a regional or company focus
  • Global Outlook issue

Subscribe now

100% Satisfaction Guarantee
If at any time you are not completely satisfied with IHS Chemical Week, simply notify us and we'll refund the balance of your paid subscription - no problem.

Learn more about group subscriptions and site licenses.


contact us | about us | customer care | privacy policy | sitemap | advertise

ihsCopyright © 2015 IHS, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

North Asia Russia Southeast Asia China India/Pakistan Middle East Eastern Europe Western Europe Central America Canada USA Australia/New Zealand South America Africa