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Tight supply, feedstock costs boost polypropylene prices in North America

5:54 AM MST | January 24, 2014 | —Clay Boswell

IHS Chemical expects polypropylene (PP) prices in North America for January to rise on high demand and increasing feedstock costs. Sales in December 2013 were strong, since buyers sought to avoid January price increases, but many were unable to obtain their target volumes, and supply remains tight. “January demand appears to be robust, with producers reporting strong order books,” says a recent IHS report. “Several producers reported that buyer interest in January is exceeding their ability to supply.” Some producers say that it will take...

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