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Polymer markets quiet

9:44 AM MDT | March 10, 2014 | Lindsay Frost

Polymer markets were reported relatively quiet over the first weeks of March, with just a few spot and export adjustments in North America. Low-density polyethlylene (LDPE) gained $30/m.t. as did polypropylene (PP) homopolymer. High-density PE blow-molding grade moved higher by $90/m.t. while injection-grade slipped $30/m.t. The big gainer for the week was polystyrene (PS) which saw general-purpose grade rise $150/m.t. while high-impact material rose $100/m.t. Those increases were driven by higher monomer prices last month moving down the supply chain, sellers...

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