Copolymer Price Trend

In March 2022,  the propylene market in China accelerated its decline, and the mainstream market price had fallen to 8,200-8,400 RMB/MT. Increased product applications across food storage containers fueled the growth of the polypropylene copolymer market, owing to its strong impact resistance, outstanding optical, and flexibility properties. Furthermore, the product added value features like as gloss, transparency, light weight, and good heat resistance. It also aids in the preservation of food's organoleptic qualities.

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Procurement Resource provides latest prices of Copolymer. Each price database is tied to a user-friendly graphing tool dating back to 2014, which provides a range of functionalities: configuration of price series over user defined time period; comparison of product movements across countries; customisation of price currencies and unit; extraction of price data as excel files to be used offline.

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Procurement Resource provides prices of Copolymer for several regions around the globe, which are as follows:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • Africa

About Copolymer

Copolymer refers to a polymer that is composed of two or more monomer species, unlike homopolymers, which contain only one type of monomer unit. Several polymers of commercial importance are copolymers, for example, polyethylene-vinyl acetate (PEVA), nitrile rubber, styrene/butadiene co-polymer (SBR), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), and others. Copolymers are further categorised based on their structures. into linear copolymers and branched copolymers. Copolymer obtained via copolymerisation demonstrates the many benefits of hybrid materials and offers enhanced properties to the product to meet the specific needs, for example, to reduce crystallinity, limit wetting properties or to improve solubility.

Industrial Uses

  • Thermoplastic elastomers
  • Construction Materials
  • Paints and Adhesives
  • Automotive

Production Processes

  • Production of Copolymers via the Process of Copolymerisation

In order to produce Copolymer, copolymerisation of two or more monomers is carried out at a specific temperature and conditions. Since the physicochemical characteristics of each monomer are unique, their nature of copolymerisation also varies depending on the monomer involved in the process. The obtained products unite the beneficial properties of their monomeric species while often negating their disadvantageous properties. 

Supplier Database

  • LyondellBasell Industries N.V.
  • China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) 
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • BASF SE
  • SABIC
  • PetroChina Company Limited

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Methodology

The displayed pricing data is derived through weighted average purchase price, including contract and spot transactions at the specified locations unless otherwise stated. The information provided comes from the compilation and processing of commercial data officially reported for each nation (i.e. government agencies, external trade bodies, and industry publications).

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