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Polystyrene Prices Mostly Higher

10:57 AM MST | January 2, 2012 | Lindsey Bewley

After a month of volatility in styrene monomer prices polystyrene producers and consumers have come to agreements on what was real and what was simply the result of a supply pinch in Europe. At the end of the year export prices for general-purpose PS netted higher in both North America and Europe by $50-60/m.t. while high-impact material stayed generally flat. Contract prices in North America were rolled into December, while contract prices in Europe saw mostly currency-based adjustments. GPPS was off €40/m.t. while HIPS was lower...

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