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Mixed polymer prices reported for March

8:39 AM MDT | March 26, 2013 | Lindsay Frost

Spot and export markets in polymers were rolled over the first half of March by contradictory price initiatives by several producers. As a result, low-density polyethylene (LDPE) was said to be lower by $90/m.t. in North America, while linear LDPE (LLDPE) was higher by $70/m.t. High-density polyethylene was higher by $20/m.t. for blow-molding grade, but lower by $10/m.t. for injection grade. Polypropylene was reported to be down $90/m.t. for homopolymer but just $50/m.t. for copolymer. General-purpose polystyrene (PS) was said to be higher by $20/m.t. but...

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