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Maleic Anhydride price index

This post is a summary of the Maleic anhydride price developments. The price developments of Maleic anhydride are expressed in US$ prices converted FX rates applicable at the time when the price was valid. Maleic anhydride price index developments are calculated from multiple separate sources of data to ensure statistical accuracy.

The outlook for Maleic anhydride prices, on the second tab, is generated from different inputs including:

  • Very recent price developments of immediate cost drivers of Maleic anhydride prices
  • Recent price developments of underlying feedstocks which drive the price of Maleic anhydride
  • Market futures for both cost drives and feedstocks of Maleic anhydride prices
  • Adjustment of current supply/demand imbalances in the Maleic anhydride market
  • Longer term trends in likely demand conditions

Further information on Maleic Anhydride price index

Here is some further information

 

What is Maleic Anhydride

Maleic anhydride is a chemical compound with the formula C2H2(CO)2O. It is a highly reactive compound that is used as a starting material for the synthesis of a wide variety of chemicals, including polymers, plastics, and resins. It is also used as a crosslinking agent in the production of rubber.

Maleic anhydride is a colorless, crystalline solid that has a strong, pungent odor. It is highly reactive and can be harmful if ingested or inhaled. It is also an irritant to the skin and eyes, and it can cause respiratory problems if inhaled.

 

How is Maleic Anhydride produced

Maleic anhydride is produced by the oxidation of benzene or n-butane, or by the dehydration of maleic acid. It is used in the production of a variety of chemicals, including polymers, plastics, resins, and rubber. It is also used as a crosslinking agent in the production of rubber.

 

What is Maleic Anhydride used for

Maleic anhydride is a chemical compound that is used as a starting material for the synthesis of a wide variety of chemicals, including polymers, plastics, and resins. It is also used as a crosslinking agent in the production of rubber.

Some specific applications of maleic anhydride include:

Production of unsaturated polyester resins

Maleic anhydride is used to produce unsaturated polyester resins, which are used in a wide range of applications, including construction, automotive, marine, and recreational industries.

Production of plasticizers

Maleic anhydride is used to produce plasticizers, which are chemicals that are added to polymers to make them more flexible and easier to process.

Production of lubricants

Maleic anhydride is used to produce lubricants, which are used to reduce friction and wear in mechanical systems.

Production of surfactants

Maleic anhydride is used to produce surfactants, which are chemicals that are used to reduce the surface tension of liquids and improve their ability to wet surfaces.

Production of adhesives

Maleic anhydride is used to produce adhesives, which are used to bond materials together.

Production of dyes and pigments

Maleic anhydride is used to produce dyes and pigments, which are used to color a wide variety of products.

Production of pharmaceuticals

Maleic anhydride is used to produce a number of pharmaceuticals, including antifungal agents and anticancer drugs.

Crosslinking agent in rubber

Maleic anhydride is used as a crosslinking agent in the production of rubber, which improves the strength and durability of the final product.

 

Further reading

 

Maleic anhydride market information

According to https://oec.world/ :

Maleic anhydride are the world’s 2919th most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Maleic anhydride were Germany ($68.3M), Chinese Taipei ($61.8M), United States ($55.8M), China ($54.9M), and South Korea ($39.9M).

In 2020, the top importers of Maleic anhydride were India ($50.3M), Turkey ($31.1M), France ($28.3M), Italy ($24.4M), and Germany ($23.6M).

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