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Maleic Anhydride

10:53 AM MDT | May 1, 2009

Prices U.S.: 50 cts-52 cts/lb, spot EUROPE: €900-€915/m.t., spot Outlook The severe reduction in maleic anhydride (MA) demand brought on by the economic downturn is forcing a downward revision in demand growth rates, which had previously been estimated at around 4%/year through 2015, says Monica Baker, business manager, chemical intermediates at Tecnon OrbiChem (London). Demand for MA reached approximately 1.3 million tons in 2008. “This year will be very challenging all around,” Baker says. “Demand was down severely in the first...

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