- Synthomer said its expectations for the full year remained unchanged, underpinned by "resilient trading" in Europe.

The Asian nitrile market, meanwhile, is continuing to evolve as expected, the chemicals company said.

During the third quarter, the company said reported volumes and unit margins at its European business were in line with the same period last year.

In Asia and the rest of the world, volumes were flat versus the same period last year, though unit margins were lower than the 2016 third quarter but remained in line with the first half of 2017.

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