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European Polymers: More Consolidation to Come

1:12 PM MDT | September 23, 2009 | Peck hwee sim

Polymer producers in Europe say they are finally seeing some relief from the dismal demand that has plagued the industry since fourth-quarter 2008, although they concede the industry is not yet out of the woods. More consolidation is likely in the industry as capacity starts up in the Mideast and Asia, producers say. bader: New supply impact by first quarter Minguet: Bright spot in housing insulation Luciano: High cost plants at severe risk Pugh: “Tough, tough market” “As the financial markets become more stable, we see signs of a moderate but...

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