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Fiber Intermediates Generally Higher

11:32 AM MDT | September 29, 2010 | Lindsey Bewley

Fiber intermediate prices were generally higher over the second half of September, but not in any uniform way, market players say. U.S. para-xylene prices continue to be a step behind, settling September 1.5 cts/lb just as traders in other other isomer xylene markets were starting to sort out October contracts. Spot para rose $50/m.t. in the U.S. and $70/m.t. in Europe. Ethylene glycol was the surprise of the fortnight, showing signs of recovery. September contracts gained 3 cts/lb in North American while spot prices increased two cents; spot in Europe rose...

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