Elastochem NZ Ltd
ELASTOCHEM HIGHLIGHTS
Friday 12 February 2016

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Happy New Year! Whether you follow the Gregorian or Lunar Calendar, its time to Review and Renew.

Welcome to Elastochem's latest Highlights Newsletter. Here we highlight some of the new happenings at Elastochem with new products and new initiatives.

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IMPORTANT NEWS
  • ELASTOCHEM NEW ZEALAND LIMITED
  • Elastochem's Commitment To NZ Manufacturing
  • It's a Buyers Market
  • Where Does Elastochem Fit In Your Buying Strategy
  • Chinaplas Shanghai April 2016

  • Elastochem's Commitment To NZ Manufacturing

    With the changing face of the World's economy, with many supply avenues direct and locally, we thought it timely to assure the NZ Manufacturing Industry that Elastochem is committed to your cause.

    Elastochem is 100% NZ Owned and Operated, yet with the full contracted Technical and Supply support from our industries' most renown Suppliers. What a great combination!

    We carry large quantities of products ex our Auckland store, and have made the commitment in 2016 to be furthering this service with increased stock holdings in Wellington and Christchurch. All available on a Next Day Delivery basis - we know that's important to you.

    We look forward to continuing our long-term relationship with you and your company throughout 2016 and beyond.


    It's a Buyers Market

    Oversupply, geopolitical factors, the sharp plunge of crude prices, further slowdown of the Chinese economy and changing trade flows brought about by India and China's gradual move towards self-sufficiency are just some of the common themes to affect our Chemical Industry in 2015.

    Oil prices have fallen sharply since late 2014 when they hovered around US$100 per barrel. In recent weeks they have dropped into the mid $20s, prompting some commentators to point out that the contents of a barrel of oil are now worth less than a third of the price of the actual steel drum that it comes in!

    The US dollar has also been stronger which is at odds with the historical relationship with Oil, possibly because the US shale revolution has left the US less dependent on foreign oil these days.

    And in the Plastics Industry?Most players in southeast Asia are adopting a cautious outlook on the PE market, opting to monitor China's domestic market and await a clearer price direction

    Spot prices of imported polyethylene (PE) grades in southeast Asia are expected to remain stable-to-soft in the first quarter of 2016, with no strong demand recovery expected ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday in the key China market.

    Southeast (SE) Asia polypropylene (PP) price downtrend is expected to come to an end as market participants say they feel values will hit the bottom soon though demand is likely to remain soft in the first quarter of 2016.


    Where Does Elastochem Fit In Your Buying Strategy

    Internationally Downstream converters are expected to continue purchases on a need-to basis and reduce their import volumes given a general expectation that Asian currencies will depreciate further following the recent interest rate hike in the US.

    Locally Buyers are expected to rely more on prompt local material for their immediate requirements for most of the first quarter.

    As noted above, Elastochem carry large quantities of products ex our Auckland store, and have made the commitment in 2016 to be furthering this service with increased stock holdings in Wellington and Christchurch. All available on a Next Day Delivery basis.

    We understand drivers to your profitability - Cashflow and Stock holding costs. Elastochem simplifies your purchasing process with local supply and terms starting from date of delivery.

    We know that is Important to you!


    Chinaplas Shanghai April 2016

    Elastochem will be active at this year's Chinaplas. If you are attending please let us know so that we can introduce you to the latest Product Developments in 2016.


    ELASTOCHEM NEW ZEALAND LIMITED

    Trusted Technologies With Value from:

    • ExxonMobil Chemical Polyethylene
    • ExxonMobil Chemical Polypropylene
    • Santoprene® TPV
    • A. Schulman Masterbatch
    • A. Schulman Engineering Plastics
    • Dequest® Phosphonates
    • Solutia Specialty Chemicals
    • Welvic PVC
    • PREMIX Group Conductive Polymers
    • DWJ Black Masterbatch

    Quick Links...

    Elastochem Website

    ExxonMobil Chemical

    EXCEED® & ENABLE® Metallocene Technologies

    SANTOPRENE® TPV

    Specialty Elastomers - VISTAMAXX®

    Dequest® Phosphonates

    A. Schulman Masterbatch & EP

    PREMIX Group Conductive Plastics



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