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Spot Prices for Polymers Rise in U.S. and Europe

9:29 AM MST | March 9, 2012 | Lindsey Bewley

Given soaring monomer prices, both polyolefins and polystyrene prices rose sharply in the first half of March on both sides of the Atlantic. Increases in export prices range from $100-200 m.t. with polypropylene reported at the top of the spread and high-density polyethylene at the bottom. February PP contract prices in Europe rose €120/m.t. and Dow has similar hikes on the table for PE in Europe for...

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