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North American Polymer Prices Down in June

11:27 AM MDT | June 3, 2011 | Lindsey Bewley

The ball was back in the North American court in the second half of May as export polymer prices continued their trans-Atlantic balancing act. This time it was North American prices that were reported to be closing the gap with European numbers. Linear low-density polyethylene (LDPE) was off by $60/m.t., sources say, while linear LDPE was higher by $50/m.t. Both high-density PE and polystyrene were reported higher by $100/m.t. while polypropylene was said to be lower by the same amount. Producers continue to nominate increases, and June promises to be a...

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