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Polymers Prices Fall on Both Sides of the Atlantic

10:06 AM MDT | June 15, 2011 | Lindsey Bewley

Buyers ruled polymer markets over the first half of June with both spot and contract prices lower almost across the board, sometimes sharply so. The biggest declines were reported in European spot prices for high-density polyethylene (HDPE) down $200/m.t. and polypropylene, down $240/m.t. for homo-injection grade and $340/m.t. for copolymer material. Low-density and linear low-density PE were off by $110-160/m.t. while polystyrene (PS) held losses to $50-85/m.t. For the June contracts European polyolefins were reported settling down by €40/m.t. while PS...

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