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Polymer prices volatile

10:26 AM MST | November 16, 2012 | Lindsay Frost

Polymer prices were reported to be broadly lower, as export prices were said to be volatile on weaker sentiment. North American spot export decreases varied greatly, traders say. Copolymer polypropylene (PP) was down $195/m.t., but homopolymer PP was only off $95/m.t. Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) was off $125/m.t., but linear LDPE was only down $45/m.t. High-density polyethylene (HDPE) for blow molding was off $130/m.t., but injection-grade HDPE merely slipped $10/m.t. The only uniformity was between grades of polystyrene, both lower by $90/m.t. In...

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