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October 8, 2010
PP prices firmed across Asia this week. Prices were up essentially on the back of stronger energy and naphtha rates, accompanied by improved demand trends recorded in some parts of...
October 1, 2010
The buying pulse in China's PP markets was seen dull through most of the week. Although Monday and Tuesday did see some post Autumn holiday and pre National holiday inquiries, the...
September 23, 2010
Most of the action in polymer markets this week has taken place in North America, with polyethylene (PE) and polystyrene (PS) rising but polypropylene (PP) declining. Players say that...
September 20, 2010
 PP prices in select parts of Asia declined last week. A drop in upstream energy prices, softer prices of propylene feedstock and dull demand trends in China together dragged...
September 14, 2010
PP prices were pulled lower in parts of Asia last week. PP injection and PP raffia grade prices were assessed at the USD 1255/mt to USD 1260/mt CFR Far East Asia levels while PP film...
September 9, 2010
Polymer prices remained very quiet this week, despite the back-to-work mood upstream in petrochemicals. But players say this could be the calm before the storm with produces hoping to...
August 27, 2010
PP gained in Asia this week. Prices firmed despite softer energy prices and sluggish buying sentiments across most parts of Asia. The holy Muslim month of Ramadan slowed down buyer...
August 24, 2010
After months of low market sentiments, polymer markets in Asia are picking up. Buying has risen, especially for PE derivatives. For LDPE, applications such as agricultural films are in...
August 23, 2010
Buying sentiments in Asia's PP markets remained bearish last week. Sellers however held their offer prices firm citing concerns about the tight availability of upstream propylene...
August 16, 2010
All polymers except styrene maintained at their existing prices. Buying sentiments have been down and many consumers were in ‘wait and see’ situation, leading end users to...
August 13, 2010
North American polymer prices were mixed, with low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and linear LDPE spot material higher by just $20/m.t. However, polypropylene reported much stronger...
August 13, 2010
PP prices in Asia were seen down adjusting this week across select parts of Asia. PP raffia and PP injection prices were assessed down at the USD 1220/mt CFR Far East Asia levels while...
August 9, 2010
A spike in propylene feedstock costs coupled with rising demand and firmer energy prices, allowed sellers of PP this week to up adjust sharply their offer prices.   PP raffia and...
August 2, 2010
PP prices raced higher in Asia this week. Raffia and injection prices were assessed up at the USD 1185/mt CFR Far East Asia levels while PP film prices were assessed up at the USD...
July 28, 2010
Polymers prices were level this week, especially in polyethylene. Polypropylene prices firmed up during the week, as demand rose and buyers' sentiments improved in comparison to...
July 20, 2010
Polymer prices in Asia continued on their downward path last week. The markets are still sluggish and buyers are working at the minimum inventory levels.   Buyers are waiting for...
July 14, 2010
Summer doldrums seem to have come to polymer markets early this year, but players explain that there is little energy for arguing after intense spring and early summer negotiations...
July 9, 2010
Prices of PP in China were dragged down this week, the fall trigged by muted regional buying activity and a decline in feedstock propylene values. CFR Far East Asia prices of PP...
July 2, 2010
PP prices slipped across some parts of Asia this week, down on the back of soft regional demand and a drop recorded in upstream crude and propylene feedstock rates. In China, domestic...
June 25, 2010
Sellers of PP across Asia this week were seen attempting to hike their offers citing early signs of an improvement in regional buying trends. In several parts of Asia, demand for PP...
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