Styrene Acrylonitrile (SAN) prices in June faced significant decreases due to worsening market conditions in Europe, aligned with the decline in styrene monomer contract prices.
The forecast indicates continued price pressure and a slow recovery. Despite low demand in most sectors, the automotive industry shows resilience.
Although energy costs have decreased, a supply surplus persists due to sluggish demand and competitive imports.
Overall, the SAN market is experiencing downward price trends along with other polymers, reflecting the overall sluggishness in the polymer industry.
The uncertain recovery trajectory suggests weak prices and limited price reductions from suppliers, leading to a gradual recovery in the long term.
Demand remains weak, except for the automotive sector, while the supply situation remains unchanged with ample availability, competition among suppliers, and the possibility of volatile gas prices.
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Product Overview: Styrene Acrylonitrile (SAN)
Styrene Acrylonitrile (SAN) is a versatile polymer with exceptional properties that make it highly suitable for various applications.
The production process of Styrene Acrylonitrile (SAN) involves several steps. Initially, ethylene and benzene are combined to produce styrene through a specific reaction. Additionally, phenol and ammonia are utilized to generate acrylonitrile. These two monomers, styrene and acrylonitrile, are then mixed in specific ratios. Polymerization is initiated to form the SAN polymer chain.
Applications of SAN
Kitchenware, the medical industry, cosmetics packaging, and lighting fixtures extensively use SAN plastic for its unique properties of durability, heat resistance, and transparency. These sectors enhance visual appeal and functionality by applying SAN plastic, thus contributing to their performance and endurance, solidifying its vital role in these diverse areas.
The GC Intelligence™ Styrene Acrylonitrile (SAN) Market Prices, Forecasts, and Analysis report is published every month. The report covers prices and forecasts of Injection Moulding and Extrusion SAN.
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