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1:05 PM MST | December 3, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Prices U.S.: $1.85-$2.05/lb del, injection molding; $1.75-$2.00/lb del, extrusion EUROPE: €2,900-€3,150/m.t. del, general purpose ASIA: $2,750-$2,780/m.t. cif Hong Kong, injection molding Outlook Global polycarbonate (PC) demand is projected to grow at about 8%/year through 2010-11, driving operating rates in the high-80% range, producers say. Growth in demand is greater than 200,000 m.t./year, and producers are adding capacity to keep up with that demand. Growth is being driven by “use in consumer products, which fuels growth in the emerging...

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Comments (1) for polycarbonate
We have observed a big price differential between European PC prices and US/Asia PC prices historically. Can someone comment on why would that be the case? What is it about the European market (Product quality, Contract terms etc ) that could be the underlying reason for it?
Posted by S D on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 @ 11:05 AM

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