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Europe’s PE prices lose support from ethylene

8:18 AM MST | February 21, 2014 | —Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Europe’s polyethylene (PE) producers were, at CW press time, expected to try to roll over monthly contract prices in February following a decrease in the Western European ethylene contract price that month, according to IHS Chemical’s latest Market Advisory Service: Europe Plastic & Polymers. But, as PE producers seek contract rollovers, PE buyers are likely to target price decreases in line with the drop in the ethylene contract. Given the usually slow PE demand in February, a potential drop in PE prices could help sustain demand and maintain a...

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