Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries
Chart Description. Intratec provides Styrene prices in several countries, as follows:
Chart Instructions. Hover the mouse over the series to view the respective Styrene prices plotted. You can filter a given Styrene price series by clicking on the respective legend label, right above the chart.
About Styrene. Styrene (a.k.a. Vinylbenzene, Ethenylbenzene, Phenylethene) is an organic compound, the simplest monomer in the aromatic hydrocarbon class. It is a colorless, oily liquid, with aromatic odor, insoluble in water, but soluble in most organic compounds. It was first isolated in the nineteenth century; however, it only began being industrially commercialized in the 1930s, with the development of the dehydrogenation process, which allowed for styrene’s polymerization. Currently, styrene is one of the most important aromatic members, being by far the most commercialized.
Chemical Formula. C8H8
Commercial Grades. technical grade (99.2% minimum purity) and polymer grade (99.6% minimum purity).
Uses. Styrene is mainly employed as: monomer in the production of SBR, ABS, SAN and SB; alkyd/epoxy ester resin modifier; cast resins; and reactive diluent (unsaturated polyester resins).
- Ethylbenzene (dehydrogenation)
- Ethylbenzene + oxygen (Arco SM-PO process, coproduced with propylene oxide)
To know more about Styrene production processes, click here.
Derivatives. acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymers; acrylic resins; acrylonitrile-(ethylene-propylene-diene)-styrene copolymers; acrylonitrile-styrene-acrylate copolymers; polystyrene; vinylbenzyl chloride; vinyl ester resins; and vinylpyridine copolymers.
Methodology. The pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Methodology.
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