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Mixed polymer prices reported

9:39 AM MDT | October 7, 2013 | Lindsay Frost

Polymer prices were reported mixed, with both spot low-density polyethylene (LDPE), and linear LDPE higher by $200/m.t. in North America and $60/m.t. in Europe. Blow-molding grade high-density PE was also higher by $100/m.t. in North America, but high-impact polysytrene (PS) was said to lose the same amount. Polypropylene (PP) skidded $160/m.t. for homo-injection grade, and $120/m.t. for copolymer in Europe, while PS tumbled $200/m.t. In the only early September contract settlement, PS in North America zoomed higher by 10-14 cts/lb on reported gains in the...

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