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Asia spot discussions for polyester hold steady to softer amid lower-than-expected buying interest, despite arrival of September-October peak season; feedstock MEG assessed at US$518.50/tonne Sept. 19, PTA prices it US$815/tonne: ICIS

Europe PET, PTA sales suffer poor demand, leading some suppliers to assess production plans post-maintenance; cost of shipments from Asia have plummeted by 50%, putting downward pressure on European producers: ICIS

China's average PTA operating levels remained below 70% in August 2022; local east China PTA prices in August were rangebound at 6,148-6,182/Yuan tonne on Aug. 30: ICIS

Beijing University of Chemical Technology researchers develop biodegradable, flame-retardant nonwovens made from polylactic acid, terephthalic acid polymer; using 23% TPA lowers melt damage area by 71.8%, increases limiting oxygen index to 26.5% from 18%

Asia PTA oversupply is seen persisting into H2 of 2022, fueling growing export volumes; operating levels at PTA plants averaged 74% between January and June 2022: ICIS

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