LONDON, September 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
ICIS, a trusted provider of global petrochemical market pricing information, is expanding its plasticizers portfolio by launching a new price report covering the dynamic ortho-phthalate and non ortho-phthalate plasticizers market in Europe.
Ortho-pthalate represents 80% of the overall plasticizers market, but developments in legislation are driving down its usage. European regulators are calling for consumer goods producers, specifically those involved in manufacturing toys, food packaging and medical products, to use alternatives such as non ortho-phthalate plasticizers.
The newly launched ICIS Europe Plasticizers price report provides all the information you need to evaluate and select the most appropriate type of alternative plasticizer to use in production. The report covers weekly price assessments of ortho-phthalate and non ortho-phthalate plasticizers, supply and demand data, feedstock news and updates, legislative changes and trade flows with Turkey, Asia and the US.
"Industry players are increasingly aware that health and environmental concerns are driving down the use of ortho-phthalates, and there is an increasing trend of switching to alternative compounds," said Heidi Finch, Senior Editor Manager for ICIS.
"This report will help market players negotiate their way around the difficult contours of the European plasticizers market.
"Weekly coverage on pricing, availability, demand, performance and legislation will allow industry players to gauge which type of plasticizer to be highly involved in," Finch added.
Subscribers are provided with in-depth information on both types of plasticizers to help them make well-informed business decisions to maximise growth and spot arbitrage opportunities.
ICIS is the world's largest petrochemical market information provider, and has fast-growing energy and fertilizer divisions.
Our aim is to give companies in global commodities markets a competitive advantage by delivering trusted pricing data, high value news, analysis and independent consulting, enabling our customers to make better-informed trading and planning decisions.
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