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Europe's PE prices lose support from ethylene in February

7:28 AM MST | February 13, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Europe's polyethylene (PE) producers are likely to try a rollover of monthly contract prices in February following a decrease in the Western European February ethylene contract price, according to IHS Chemical's latest Market Advisory Service: Europe Plastic & Polymers.  But, as PE producers seek rollovers, PE buyers are likely to target decreases in line with the drop in the ethylene contract. Given usually slow PE demand in February, a potential drop in PE prices could help sustain  demand and maintain a balanced market, provided...

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