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Polymers Quiet in First Half of May

9:59 AM MDT | May 19, 2010 | Lindsey Bewley

Polymer markets were quiet over the first half of May, with only slight changes in export prices from North America. Linear low-density polyethylene was said to be off by $15/m.t. while polypropylene was reported lower by $40/m.t. Market watchers say continued strength in derivative markets supports demand, while lower feedstock and energy prices allows producers to rebuild margins. The fate of proposed price increases, however, remains in...

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