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European Producers to Hike S-PVC Prices in July

11:30 AM MDT | June 25, 2009 | Lindsey Bewley

Ineos ChlorVinyls says it will increase the price of suspension polyvinyl chloride (S-PVC) in Europe by €130/ton on July 1 due to rising raw material costs and weak demand for caustic soda, which is putting pressure on margins in the chlor-alkali chain. “On the back of strengthening crude and naphtha prices, the cost of ethylene has increased significantly through the year with a sustained squeeze on S-PVC margins,” the company says. Meanwhile, Arkema says it will increase S-PVC by €120/ton on July 1. “This price increase has become...

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