ICIS Pricing Launches Weekly Regional Price Assessments for Asia Solar-Grade Polysilicon

By Icis Pricing, PRNE
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

SINGAPORE, June 1, 2011 -

ICIS pricing, the leading price reporting service for the global chemical
industry, has expanded its coverage into the solar sector with the launch of
weekly price assessments for Asia solar-grade polysilicon grades 6N - 9N, in
a market-first move reporting on FOB Northeast Asia and DEL China - the
world's largest polysilicon consumption market.

Weekly coverage includes commentary on the latest production updates,
including polysilicon and downstream plant maintenance and shutdowns,
capacity expansions, operating rates, cargo movements and transactions, key
market movements and trends.

Felicia Loo, senior market editor manager covering the polysilicon
market, believes the well-established ICIS methodology will provide more
transparency to the complex solar polysilicon market.

'This is the first time anyone's looking specifically into these regions
and based on our prototype studies, we are confident that our
highly-respected methodologies will offer market players more transparency
and certainly more insight and information to make better decisions,' she

Some market players ICIS spoke with remain upbeat about the outlook based
on the massive expansion of polysilicon output globally.

Request a sample copy of the ICIS Asia Solar-Grade Polysilicon report
from ICIS pricing at www.icis.com/AsiaSolarSilicon or by emailing

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New premium/discount assessment for spot PX trades executed on the 50%
Asia Contract Price + 50% spot average of published CFR Taiwan/China Main
prices in ICIS Xylenes reports.

    For further information please contact:

    Melvin Tang
    ICIS pricing
    tel: +65-6780-4352
    email: Melvin.tang@icis.com


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