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Plastics: Mixed fortunes for commodities

8:35 AM MDT | October 4, 2013 | —Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Producers of commodity plastics in Europe are under pressure, since the tough economic environment continues to erode margins. Restructuring has become a feature of the sector, which is struggling to cope with sluggish demand in domestic markets. Against this background and despite lower operating rates, Europe’s reliance on exports has increased. However, competition from more advantaged regions is starting to limit export possibilities for European suppliers. The various types of commodity plastic—polyethylene (PE); polypropylene (PP); polyvinyl...

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