Styrene Acrylonitrile Resin Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Styrene Acrylonitrile Resin in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).

For the First Half of 2022


The prices of Styrene Acrylonitrile Resin or SAN surged during the first quarter in the Asian market. The inflated crude oil prices affected the petrochemicals industry causing a rise in the prices of feedstock styrene and acrylic acid. The robust demand from the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry further added to the raised quotation.

With the resurgence of covid-19, the government imposed strict restrictions causing factories to halt production. As a result, the supply lines constricted further causing the prices of Styrene Acrylonitrile Resin ( SAN ) to average 1947-2000 USD/MT CFR Qingdao.

However, even after the removal of covid restrictions, the production rates did not return to the optimum levels because of the uncertain supply and complex logistics. The market volatility coupled with the cautious buying activity of buyers amid the dwindling demand drove the prices of SAN down. The price of feedstock styrene and acrylic acid averaged 1221 USD/MT and 13,939 RMB/ton (approx.) respectively in June 2022.


The Russian-Ukraine geopolitical conflict directly impacted the European region causing double-digit inflation which the cost crunch effect pinching consumer demand. The inflated crude oil prices owing to the European embargo on Russian oil and sanctions against Russian exports triggered an acute energy crisis in the region. The prices of SAN reached 3110-3210 USD/MT FD Rotterdam during the first quarter.

The robust demand from the downstream cosmetics, automotive and healthcare sectors further drove the prices. The high inputs cost affected the profitability of the manufacturers. The prices of feedstock acrylonitrile averaged 1788 USD/MT while that of SAN averaged 3031 USD/MT towards the end of the second quarter.

North America

The price trends for Styrene Acrylonitrile Resin ( SAN ) closely mirrored the global outlook. The inflated crude oil costs, complex logistics, labour shortages and booming downstream demand caused the SAN prices to surge averaging 3380-3470 USD/MT FOB Texas.

With the government rolling out contractionary policy to control inflation and baulking of buyers due to the looming threat of recession the market demand dwindled slightly. The prices of SAN kept stable throughout the second quarter averaging 3510 USD/MT FOB Texas.

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Styrene Acrylonitrile Resin (SAN) is an optically transparent copolymer of styrene and acrylonitrile. It comprises 70-80% by weight styrene and 20-30% acrylonitrile. It is an efficient alternative to polystyrene owing to its higher durability, strength, and thermal resistance. The glass transition temperature of the said copolymer is greater than 100°C, thus, making it immune to boiling water.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Styrene Acrylonitrile Resin
HS CODE 39032000
CAS Number 9003-54-7
Industrial Uses Food Containers, Packaging Materials, Kitchenware, Optical fibres, Electrical Appliances
Chemical Formula (C8H8)n-(C3H3N)m
Synonyms SAN, Styrene Acrylonitrile
Molecular Weight Variable
Supplier Database INEOS, Samsung Cheil Industries, Ningbo LG Yongxing Chemical, Styron, Sabic Innovative Plastics, Formosa Plastics Group
Region/Countries Covered Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand

Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy,  Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece

North America: United States and Canada

Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru

Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)
Supplier Database Availability Yes
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirements of  the customer
Post-Sale Analyst Support 360-degree analyst support after report delivery

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Production Processes

  • Production of Styrene Acrylonitrile Resin from Styrene and Acrylonitrile

Styrene Acrylonitrile Resin is produced by continuous mass polymerization, suspension, and emulsion. The two compounds, namely Styrene and Acrylonitrile, are mixed in bulk liquid form or as a water-based emulsion or suspension. The polymerization occurs in the presence of free-radical initiators. However, the impact resistance of this copolymer is not satisfactory; hence, it is often mixed with butadiene rubber to produce a more robust product called acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer.


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