Rosin Market Update, 3-15-2015

Posted on March 16, 2015 by Ernest Spinner

In the continuing saga of Chinese rosin pricing disconnect from market realities, the price rose a bit last week.  However, that just drove more derivative plants to increase their imports of Vietnamese rosin.  Pinus massoniana grows on both sides of the China-Vietnamese border & there are good rosin plants in Vietnam with lower labor costs.

Hydrocarbon resin prices in China also fell a bit further last week, increasing the rosin ester vs. hydrocarbon resin divide that much further.

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