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February 22, 2011
Prices of PP firmed in Asia. Prices climbed on the back of rising propylene feedstock costs coupled with worries about tightening regional availability. CFR Far East Asia prices of PP...
February 11, 2011
 A rash of outages in Europe this week threw polymer markets into a tumult. Ineos polyethylene production has been hardest hit at several plants, but there are others. Export...
February 8, 2011
Polypropylene (PP) prices in Asia marched higher. A spike in upstream propylene feedstock costs supported the gains in PP as did firmer prices of crude and naphtha.  “The...
February 1, 2011
In China PP firmed. Prices journeyed north on the back of reports of limited availability on the one hand coupled with bullish upstream costs on the other. CFR Far East Asia prices of...
January 21, 2011
The week in Asia witnessed a marginal climb in PP prices as demand trends in China were seen slowing ahead of the approaching lunar holidays, due to begin on Feb 3rd. CFR Far East Asia...
January 14, 2011
Polypropylene (PP) prices bolstered in Asia. Prices firmed on the back of a steep climb in upstream prices of propylene and tight availability of prompt cargoes. Supporting the rise in...
January 5, 2011
Naphtha prices maintained at USD 885.0-887.0. Companies using naphtha as a feedstock are facing the brunt on the margin side. Naphtha is very strong whereas the derivatives are cheap...
December 20, 2010
Prices of PP firmed in China on bullish energy costs coupled with a rise in propylene feedstock numbers and tight availability. CFR Far East Asia prices of PP raffia and PP injection...
December 17, 2010
European polymer price increases dominated market attention in the final full week of trading before the Christmas and New Year holdiays. Higher raw materials prices and constrained...
December 13, 2010
Prices of PP in Asia galloped higher on rising propylene feedstock costs, coupled with a rise recorded in crude and naphtha rates, prompted sellers of PP to revise their prices higher...
December 1, 2010
After a flurry of sharp increases in the first half of November, the second half was quiet for polymer prices. Traders in North America report nominal increases of $20-40/m.t. in...
November 29, 2010
Prices of PP were seen slipping in parts of Asia. A tumble in propylene feedstock rates accompanied by a demand slowdown in key markets like China and India were also seen responsible...
November 19, 2010
 Prices of PP this week showed signs of weakness, dipping in some parts of Asia on account of falling propylene feedstock costs and waning demand. PP injection and PP raffia grade...
November 19, 2010
In a normalization that was anticipated for weeks, export polymer prices on either side of the Atlantic snapped into closer parity over the first half of November. Producers report...
November 9, 2010
PP prices firmed across parts of Asia. The price gains were supported by strong buying trends recorded in China. Also contributing toward the rise in PP prices was the spike last week...
November 4, 2010
Polymer markets were said to be quiet for the second half of October, but activity is already building for November. Linear low-density polyethylene saw export buyers take their bids...
October 29, 2010
Prices of PP climbed this week in Asia. Gains were recorded despite softer upstream propylene rates. Sellers attributed the price climb to strong demand in China coupled with reports...
October 22, 2010
Prices of PP in Asia continued to journey northward. Despite the fall in propylene feedstock values which on Thursday were assessed down at the USD 1140/mt FOB Korea levels, sellers of...
October 20, 2010
Polymer prices were mixed in October with contract prices generally edging higher but spot prices very unevent but net lower. Export linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) saw buyers...
October 15, 2010
 PP prices raced higher in Asia this week. Gains were on the back of a series of bullish triggers including rallying prices of propylene feedstock and strong demand trends...
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