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Market Cautiously Optimistic as Demand Slowly Recovers

10:28 AM MST | February 4, 2008 | Gregory Dl Morris

Polyolefin demand has yet to accelerate out of the near-standstill that developed in December. Buyers and converters say they are keeping resin and finished goods inventories low in case fears of a U.S. recession are realized. However, polymer producers are cautiously optimistic that demand for the first three quarters of the year will at least match year-earlier levels. Some are even looking for a percentage point of growth before a fall away in the fourth quarter or in early 2009. “Everyone took their foot off the pedal in December,” says Jose...

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