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Polymer Prices Mixed Mid-August

1:54 PM MDT | August 25, 2011 | Lindsey Bewley

Polymer markets were all over the map through the second half of August. In North America, polypropylene (PP) producers secured gains of 4-6 cts/lb for the current month contract, and nominated a further 10 cts/lb for September. PP moved in the opposite direction in Europe, with homo-injection grade off €150/m.t. and copolymer said to be down by €100/m.t. Spot homo-injection material was also off an even $100/m.t. European spot polystyrene reversed recent declines, with general-purpose grade said to be higher by $90/m.t. and high-impact material...

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