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ICIS Launches a Dedicated Price Report Covering the Evolving Plasticizers Market in Europe

September 11, 2012

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

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

To find out more about our European plasticizers coverage, request your free sample
report >>
[http://www.icis.com/contact/request-free-sample-price-report-chemicals/?channel=chemicals&commodity=phthalate-plasticizers&region=europe&intcmp=Chemicals|Phthalate%20Plasticizers_Europe|RegionalIntroCtaLink&cmpid=DSC|CHEM|CHPRI-2012-GLOBAL-npl_eplscr_pr&sf ]

About ICIS:

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.

With a global staff of more than 650, ICIS has people based in Houston, Washington,
New York, London, Milan, Montpellier, Dusseldorf, Mumbai, Singapore, Guangzhou, Beijing,
Shanghai and Perth. The team covers over 120 commodity markets and has in-depth knowledge
across markets in upstream and downstream sectors in Europe, Africa, the Middle East,
Asia-Pacific and the Americas.

The business is a division of Reed Business Information Limited, part of Reed

For more information about ICIS, please visit http://www.icis.com

        For further information about this release, please contact:
        Natasha Pilapil


Source: PR Newswire