caprolactam

Nov 7th, 2017

Chinese Anti-Dumping Policy For The Global Suppliers Of Polymers

The suppliers from Thailand, Malaysia and the Republic of Korea sell polyformaldehyde copolymer to China at knock-down a price, which is significantly detrimental to the local industry. On establishing the fact of dumping from these countries, the Ministry of Commerce of China announced the decision of imposing anti-dumping duties on polyformaldehyde copolymer imports from these […]...

Dec 5th, 2016

4 year forecast for the production of caprolactam in the world market

The Asian region is the most active consumer of a cyclic amide (caprolactam). From 2015 to 2020 the average annual growth of caprolactam consumption is projected to reach 2.4 percent. The largest application of caprolactam is observed in the manufacture of engineering plastics and films as well as fibres. Before 2016 Asia had been the […]...

Sep 12th, 2011

Global MDI Demand to Outpace Total World GDP Growth According to Merchant Research & Consulting, Ltd.

LONDON – Global methylene di-p-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) demand indicated considerable downward slips during the crisis period, which largely rested on the trends in such large-scale industries as energy, automotive and construction segments. With the revival here, considerable new infrastructure projects, and government back-up packages the MDI market has again caught the wave. The global demand […]...

Sep 8th, 2011

MTBE Utilization Level Rests at 75% Due to Phasing-Out Process According to Merchant Research & Consulting, Ltd.

LONDON – Methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) is being phased out in most developed regions of the world, including North America, Western Europe, and some Asian countries. Its contaminative harm has long been a major concern for environmentalists. As a result a ban on MTBE usage in gasoline industry entailed slumping demand level across the […]...

Sep 6th, 2011

Environmental Sentiments & High Feedstock Costs Put Pressure on DOP Marketers According to Merchant Research & Consulting, Ltd.

LONDON – Dioctyl phthalate (DOP) producers from the advanced economies are facing a challenging period. Just as the whole plasticisers industry, dioctyl phthalate segment of the chemical market has been adversely affected by the pressure coming from environmentalists. The material is a subject to be phased out in case no authorization is acquired until summer […]...

Sep 1st, 2011

Major Perchloroethylene Producers Use Opportunities Offered by Tight Chinese Market According to Merchant Research & Consulting, Ltd.

LONDON – The Chinese perchloroethylene (PCE) market is growing at fast pace. The boosting demand is hardly met by the supply volumes. The supply limitations on the market give way to major international perchloroethylene producers to expand their presence in China and launch new projects in this sector. At the same time the developed economies […]...

Aug 31st, 2011

Total Global Annual Growth Tempo of MEK Demand to Reach 1.9% According to Merchant Research & Consulting, Ltd.

LONDON – Coatings and paints industry remains the key consumers of methyl ethyl ketone (MEK). More than 50% of the demand at the global MEK market comes from these industries – a trend that makes MEK largely dependent on automotive, furniture and electrical products industries. With the recession being over the gloomy times for MEK […]...

Aug 25th, 2011

New Green Technologies to Boost Epichlorohydrin Production in China According to Merchant Research & Consulting, Ltd.

LONDON – Total global epichlorohydrin market is reported today to be relatively balanced in terms of supply and demand. Asia and Eastern Europe remain the key importers of the material and most prominent and open for the market development. The demand for epichlorohydrin is expanding extremely fast in Asia, especially China, which is driven by […]...

Aug 22nd, 2011

Electronic Industry is Key Driver for Global MMA Market According to Merchant Research & Consulting, Ltd.

LONDON – Demand on the global methyl methacrylate (MMA) market slumped considerably during the crisis period of 2008-2009 in all the matured markets. Nevertheless the sustainable demand levels have been rescued by the healthy consumption rates in the developing countries of Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Latin America. Thus the slow demand growth in the West […]...

Aug 18th, 2011

Dimethyl Terephthalate Market to Retain its Vulnerability According to Merchant Research & Consulting, Ltd.

LONDON – Dimethyl terephthalate (DMT) market still retains its vulnerable state. The global consumption of the material has been in decline by approximately 0.5% for the last 5 years. The key factor causing this trend is the escaping competitiveness and tough market competition coming from substitutes. In a number of application areas PTA replaces DMT […]...

Aug 9th, 2011

Maleic Anhydrite Market Witnesses Imbalance Due to Capacity Expansions According to Merchant Research & Consulting, Ltd.

LONDON – The global maleic anhydrite (MA) market is experiencing major shifts nowadays. Firstly, the shift of end-use markets is having a large-scale impact on its development. Traditional MA application fields give way to novelties that are posed to drive market growth and demand in future. At the same time growth is the strongest in […]...

Aug 4th, 2011

Chinese Demand & Production of Nitrobenzene to Retain High CAGR According to Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd.

LONDON – The nitrobenzene market is a highly dependent field. The market trends and its development is influenced primarily by the demand for aniline and aniline derivatives, the largest end-use industries of nitrobenzene, and by the benzene market and benzene availability as the source material for nitrobenzene. It is notable that the global benzene market […]...

Aug 3rd, 2011

Middle East – Strong and Competitive Importer of Ethylenebenzene According to Merchant Research & Consulting, Ltd.

LONDON – The world ethylenebenzene market is witnessing slight changes in its progression rates and a major geographical shift of the regional market balance. The demand on the global market arena is forecast to brake off vividly, by around 0,5-1% in the coming years. However most of the demand growth impetus is undeniably coming from […]...

Jul 27th, 2011

TDI Market Landscape to be Defined by Appreciable Price Fall According to Merchant Research & Consulting, Ltd.

LONDON – TDI markets in the developed regions of North America and Europe are demonstrating relatively balanced development. The demand on these markets remains moderate in some segments like automotive industry and for other end-use applications it stays not overly exciting and at times lackluster. Although toluene in the upstream markets showed increases in pricing, […]...

Jul 19th, 2011

Chinese Cyclohexane Industry to Drive Global Growth Rates According to Merchant Research & Consulting, Ltd.

LONDON – Cyclohexane market is actually driven by the Chinese market, namely, its fast pace of economic development and vast production capability for finished goods. On this market the demand for nylon fibres remains strong and is projected to be the primary focus for investments along with cyclohexane industry in other Eastern countries like Saudi […]...

Jul 5th, 2011

Stable Future Growth and Development Projected for Butanediol Industry According to Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd.

LONDON – Spandex fibres and polybutylene terephthalate industries are set to gain use in various industries thus making the demand for butanediol grow faster. It is notable that the demand for this material was showing good levels even during the global economic crisis – it was estimated to make up around 1.5 mln tons in […]...

Jul 1st, 2011

Asian OX Demand and Supply to Decline by 2012 According to Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd.

LONDON – Isomer-grade xylene prices are moving forwards at a fast pace making it difficult for orthoxylene producers to keep up with the trend. It is reported vastly that orthoxylene is to suffer cutbacks in production. The supply is vividly going to be tight on the key Asian orthoxylene markets as manufacturers are seeking ways […]...

Jun 29th, 2011

Butadiene Demand Moving Upwards on Developing Markets According to Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd.

LONDON – The demand on the global butadiene market is projected to be led by the developing economies like Brazil and China. This drive is going to be less visible in the developed countries as they are indicating the level of saturation, when demand is not moving upwards. On the average the overall global demand […]...

Jun 28th, 2011

Phthalic Anhydrid to Slowly Pick up After Recession According to Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd.

LONDON – Phthalic anhydride capacities all over the world have decreased in a staggering way during the economic downturn. Moreover the demand for the material was down 20-25% at that time. Today the market landscape appears to be suggestive for the producers of phthalic anhydride – the consumption is slowly experiencing rise trends. China is […]...