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Global VAM prices to stabilize, remain high long term

11:12 AM MDT | May 12, 2014 | —Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Significant price increases have been a feature of the worldwide vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) market during 2014, with prices rising sharply from week to weekbecause of the restricted availability of spot material, according to IHS Chemical’s latest Market Advisory Service: Global Acetyls. Worldwide VAM prices are likely to remain high and volatile, especially in Europe and the United States, until July–August and possibly longer, given further planned maintenance outages in September, the report adds. The current price spikes have been caused by...

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