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ICIS Now Offers Global Coverage of the Plasticizers Market by Launching a new US Report

December 17, 2012

SINGAPORE, December 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Global market intelligence provider, ICIS, has enhanced its plasticizers coverage
[http://www.icis.com/chemicals/plasticizers/?cmpid=SOC|CHEM|CHPR-2012-GLOBAL-npl-usplasticizers-pressrelease&sfid=70120000000tZin ]
with the launch of a new US report. Offered as
part of a suite that also includes detailed reports on the plasticizer markets in Asia
[http://www.icis.com/chemicals/phthalate-plasticizers/asia/?tab=tbc-tab3//?cmpid=SOC|CHEM|CHPR-2012-GLOBAL-npl-usplasticizers-pressrelease&sfid=70120000000tZin ]
and Europe
[http://www.icis.com/chemicals/phthalate-plasticizers/europe/?tab=tbc-tab3//?cmpid=SOC|CHEM|CHPR-2012-GLOBAL-npl-usplasticizers-pressrelease&sfid=70120000000tZin ]
, ICIS now
delivers complete global coverage in this growing sector.

The controversy surrounding use of toxic phthalate plasticizers is not abating and in
the wake of growing environmental concerns, the demand for non-phthalate alternatives is
increasing, with market share for this group having already reached 30%. The ICIS
Plasticizers reports
[http://www.icis.com/chemicals/plasticizers/?cmpid=SOC|CHEM|CHPR-2012-GLOBAL-npl-usplasticizers-pressrelease&sfid=70120000000tZin ]
are unique as they combine both types of
plasticizers in a single report and provide the detailed information decision-makers need
to compare and assess each separately. With the addition of this new US report, a global
market perspective is now possible.

The weekly ICIS US Plasticizers price report
[http://www.icis.com/chemicals/phthalate-plasticizers/us/?tab=tbc-tab3//?cmpid=SOC|CHEM|CHPR-2012-GLOBAL-npl-usplasticizers-pressrelease&sfid=70120000000tZin ]
focuses on the
influential US market by providing detailed pricing information (spot price assessments
for seven plasticizers), supply and demand dynamics, market commentary and news. It also
includes additional summary data on the upstream feedstock prices, which affect the
current market, as well as the current situation in the Asian and European plasticizer
markets, giving a unique global perspective.

This level of plasticizer reporting is important for producers, buyers, compounders
and traders. The report will enable industry players to make more informed decisions
regarding supply and demand, production, arbitrage and pricing. For those making the
switch from phthalate to non-phthalate, it provides the vital insight required to maximise
the opportunities available.

“This report will help market players negotiate their way round the difficult contours
of the US plasticizers market. Industry players are increasingly aware that health and
environmental concerns are driving down the use of ortho-phthalates and there is an
increasing trend for switching to alternative compounds,” says Frank Zaworksy, markets
editor covering the US plasticizers market.

Request a free sample of the ICIS US Plasticizers price report
[http://www.icis.com/usplasticizers_pressrelease ]

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 them to make better-informed trading
and planning decisions.

With a global staff of more than 700, ICIS has people based in Houston, Washington,
New York, London, Montpellier, Dusseldorf, Milan, Mumbai, Singapore, Guangzhou, Beijing,
Shanghai, Yantai, Tokyo and Perth. The team covers over 180 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. ICIS is part of Reed Business Information.

For further information about this release, please contact:

        Natasha Pilapil


Source: PR Newswire