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Polymer markets vary

11:02 AM MDT | April 22, 2014 | Lindsay Frost

After the flurry of contract settlements for March, polymer markets were reported to be relatively quiet over the first half of April. Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) was lower by $80/m.t. in North American export markets, and by $50/m.t. in European export business. Linear LDPE ticked down $20/m.t. in North American exports, while high-density PE inched higher by $20/m.t. High-density PE in Europe slipped $40/m.t. All grades of polypropylene (PP) firmed $20/m.t. on word that cracker operating rates were being reduced, but copolymer PP in the US slipped $50/m.t...

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