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Polymers Prices Relatively Quiet

10:14 AM MDT | April 19, 2012 | Lindsey Bewley

After a flurry of changes, mostly increases, at the end of March, April opened relatively quietly for polymers, traders report. Export prices from North America only saw small-scale but variable changes. High-density polyethylene for injection rose $30/m.t. but homopolymer polypropylene declined by $40/m.t. players say. General-purpose polystyrene gained back a little ground with an increase of $50/m.t. against only a nominal increase in high-impact material. Similarly, PP contract prices gave back 2 cts/lb while PS gained the same. PP in Europe was higher by an...

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