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June 3, 2014
Polymer markets were reported quiet through the second half of May, with attention turning to contract settlements in monomer markets. Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) for export rose...
May 19, 2014
Polymer prices were generally lower over the first half of May, but results were widely scattered. May contracts in North America were down by 2 cts/lb for polypropylene (PP) as well...
April 22, 2014
After the flurry of contract settlements for March, polymer markets were reported to be relatively quiet over the first half of April. Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) was lower by...
March 24, 2014
Spot and export polymer prices were reported lower through mid-March, setting the stage for lower March contract prices. Already, polystyrene (PS) buyers are seeking a decrease of...
March 10, 2014
Polymer markets were reported relatively quiet over the first weeks of March, with just a few spot and export adjustments in North America. Low-density polyethlylene (LDPE) gained...
February 24, 2014
Polymer markets were very busy in the second half of February, with spot prices mostly higher on both sides of the Atlantic but contract settlements softer in North America and firmer...
February 10, 2014
As January drew to a close, European polymer prices were settled for January contracts, but players describe the market as moving quickly. There are already nominations for February...
January 28, 2014
North American polyolefin sellers were able to sqeeze out a few pennies of increase for January contracts, but overall polymer prices held steady and market sentiment was considered...
January 13, 2014
Polymer prices were generally stronger as some economic optimism crept into the near-term outlook of downstream industries. December polyethylene contracts were settled higher in North...
December 16, 2013
Market watchers note that in most cases where a big differential opens between polyolefin prices on opposite sides of the Atlantic, the higher prices usually come down. But this week...
November 4, 2013
Export and spot prices for polymer played catch up in the last days of October, and markets digested the various contract settlements. Polyolefins were lower in North America in a wide...
October 7, 2013
Polymer prices were reported mixed, with both spot low-density polyethylene (LDPE), and linear LDPE higher by $200/m.t. in North America and $60/m.t. in Europe. Blow-molding grade...
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