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Polymer prices mostly stagnant

3:17 PM MDT | July 1, 2013 | Lindsay Frost

Midmonth prices were little changed for polymers, with a few notable exceptions. Linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), as well as both grades of high-density PE (HDPE) were lower by $30-50/m.t. in export business. PE producers were pushing for an increase of 4 cts/lb for June contracts, but buyers are countering with small decreases. The only June settlement reported done was an increase of 3 cts/lb for June polypropylene (PP). In Europe, markets were said to be even quieter, with only a modest decrease in homopolymer PP of $30/m.t...

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