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April 19, 2012
After a flurry of changes, mostly increases, at the end of March, April opened relatively quietly for polymers, traders report. Export prices from North America only saw small-scale...
March 21, 2012
Drum-tight markets were reported for polymers in Europe, with supply limitations imposed by several producers on various forms of polyethylene. Scattered plant outages were reported...
March 9, 2012
Given soaring monomer prices, both polyolefins and polystyrene prices rose sharply in the first half of March on both sides of the Atlantic. Increases in export prices range from...
February 8, 2012
Polyolefins prices continue to firm, but very unevenly, players say. In particular buyers say North American sellers have overpriced their market. Sellers counter that they are just...
January 30, 2012
Polyolefins secured solid gains in both contract negotiations and in export markets on both sides of the Atlantic, players say. In January settlements, high-density polyethylene (HDPE)...
January 11, 2012
North American polyolefin producers say they were able to achieve an increase of 5 cts/lb on all types of polyethylene for the December contract, as well as 4 cts/lb in polypropylene...
January 2, 2012
After a month of volatility in styrene monomer prices polystyrene producers and consumers have come to agreements on what was real and what was simply the result of a supply pinch in...
December 20, 2011
Polymer trading in the first half of December was reported to be primarily concerned with digesting the contract price agreements in Europe. North American contract levels for November...
December 1, 2011
All eyes were on European contract talks for November late-month settlements. The results were mixed, market watchers report. Producers of low-density polyethylene and polypropylene...
October 19, 2011
In what market watchers are calling a tactical retreat, North American polymer producers accepted staggered reductions in October prices for all types of resin. In September producers...
September 22, 2011
The makings of a rout were brewing in polymer markets this week, with producers all but abandoning plans for September price increases. Sellers retrenched, rolling the nominations into...
September 2, 2011
As demand for PP further slowed, sellers were forced to reduce their rates. Reports of high volumes of unsold stock with regional traders coupled with falling propylene feedstock...
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