Phthalic anhydride

Burridge, Elaine
February 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;2/26/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 55, p31
Trade Publication
The article presents an economic profile of the chemical phthalic anhydride (PA). In 2006, planned and unplanned shutdowns kept supply restricted throughout the year, helping to drive up prices and improve margins for suppliers. Demand has remained healthy in early 2007. In Europe, PA contracts are either settled on a formula relating to orthoxylene (OX) feedstock, or are freely negotiated. Demand growth in Europe is put at 2 to 3 percent per year.


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