Giants "have accident", skyrocketing prices
Adiponitrile of Solvay: Suffering force majeure
According to the latest announcement from Plastic Information Europe (PIE), Solvay announced on February 16, 2018 that its adiponitrile plant at its Chalampé plant in France suffered a force majeure. Solvay France Chalampé adiponitrile production capacity 520,000 tons / year, is the world's largest adiponitrile production unit, is also the only set of production facilities in Europe, accounting for one-third of the global total capacity, constructed by Solvay and INVISTA with 50% of the joint investment.
On February 13, BASF issued a circular that will take immediate effect on the 13th or under the existing contract. BASF will increase the price of resins and additives in the Asia-Pacific region by up to 15%. The price adjustment includes, but is not limited to, Basonat, Luwipal, Joncryl, Efka and Foamaster in the Asia-Pacific region, depending on the product type. The price adjustment is subject to rising raw material prices, transport and packaging costs.
At around 13:20 on February 23, Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd., located in Joetsu, Niigata Prefecture, Japan, had a gas injection accident while drilling underground. The accident has not caused casualties and property damage at present.
It is reported that the reason for the accident is due to underground gas leak caused by natural gas injection accident. The accident has no impact on the production and living of the surrounding residents.
After the accident, the factory fire department carry out water operations to prevent open flame explosion, at the same time contact the local fire department to carry out professional testing to prevent the occurrence of secondary accidents.
All goes up, up non-stop
TDI：Ex-factory price rose 500-1000yuan/ton, ex-factory price at 38500-45000yuan/ton; the current market price of 37500-39700yuan/ton.
Benzene：Ex-factory price rose 150yuan/ton, ex-factory price at 6800-6900yuan/ton; the current market price of 6550-7000yuan/ton.
Styrene：Ex-factory price rose 300yuan/ton, ex-factory price at 10000-10800yuan/ton; the current market price of 10550-11300yuan/ton.
Propylene oxide：Ex-factory price rose 100-200yuan/ton, ex-factory price at 12400-13050yuan/ton; market price rose 100-150yuan/ton, the current market price of 12400-12850yuan/ton.
Aniline：Ex-factory price rose 300 yuan/ton, ex-factory price at 12200-12800 yuan/ton; the market price rose 300 yuan/ton, the current market price of 12200-12450 yuan/ton.
Ethylene glycol：Ex-factory price rose 100-200yuan/ton, ex-factory price at 7875-8200yuan/ton; the current market price of 7950-8150yuan/ton.
Isobutanol：Ex-factory price rose 100-200yuan/ton, ex-factory price at 5700-5900yuan/ton; market price rose 100yuan/ton, the current market price of 5700-6700yuan/ton.
Dichloromethane：Ex-factory price rose 50-125yuan/ton, ex-factory price at 2800-3600yuan/ton; the current market price of 2700-3850yuan/ton.
Acrylic acid：Ex-factory price rose 600yuan/ton, ex-factory price at 7400-9100yuan/ton; the current market price of 7300-8100yuan/ton.
Methyl methacrylate：Ex-factory price rose 230yuan/ton, ex-factory price at 18630-18800yuan/ton; market price rose 300-1000yuan/ton, the current market price of 18500-21000yuan/ton.
Methyl acrylate：Ex-factory price rose 200yuan/ton, ex-factory price at 10100-10900yuan/ton; the current market price of 9900-10200yuan/ton.
Chemical equipment goes up
February 23 onwards, graphite products are based on the original price increase 20000yuan/ton! Graphite has good chemical stability. After special processing of graphite, with corrosion resistance, good thermal conductivity, low permeability characteristics, a large number for the production of heat exchangers, reactors, condensers, combustion towers, absorption towers, coolers, heaters, filters , Pump equipment. Widely used in petrochemical, hydrometallurgy, acid-base production, synthetic fiber, paper and other industrial sectors, can save a lot of metal materials.
Now, a sharp price increase of graphite, chemical equipment costs have to rise, eventually ...