Recent Polymer Price Reports
North America March 2021
Prices race from one high to the next / Shortage of material leads to stoppages in processing / Slight easing of the situation with PP / Further increases on the cards for April
Composites/GRP March 2021
Notations for resins and glass fibre rise / Further upswing likely in April / Strategic buying keeps demand stable
Engineering thermoplastics March 2021
Shortage of cable, pipe and headlamps for end-users / Major triple-digit increases / Producers unable to meet demand / US facilities provide glimmer of hope
Russia March 2021
Notations at an all-time high / Polystyrene top of the list / Clearly felt bottlenecks set to fuel the upward trend in April
Polyethylene March 2021
Hefty triple-digit increases / Shortage in Europe expected to continue / US converters siphon off much of available material / Demand to remain strong
Polypropylene March 2021
Notations surge / Tight supply decouples prices from C3 / More hikes inevitable in April
Styrenics March 2021
Meteoric rise of prices / All-time highs for all materials / Supply situation worsens for PS and EPS / New premiums in April
PVC March 2021
Lack of plasticisers restricting compound production / Pastes getting off lightly / Price hikes set to continue in April
PET March 2021
European prices skyrocket / PTA outage in Belgium severely reduces availability as bottle season begins / Imports still scarce / Distinct hikes continue worldwide
Base petrochemicals, aromatics and feedstocks
March/April 2021
Polyurethane feedstocks March 2021
Isocyanates and polyols with triple-digit mark-ups / Shortages persist despite some plant start-ups / Trend in April
Engineering recyclate March 2021
Notations increase significantly / Polymers, additives and reinforcing materials contribute to price rise / Further hikes expected in April
Standard recyclate March 2021
Prices trending higher / Significant premiums after increases in virgin material prices / Demand picks up noticeably / Recyclers planning further increases
Standard thermoplastics trend March 2021
Major market turbulence catapults prices sharply upward / Serious bottlenecks with polyolefins / No short-term improvement in sight
Russia February 2021
Notations explode in all key segments
China standard thermoplastics February 2021
Prices driven higher by global supply shortages and bullish feedstock markets / March expected to see further increases
Producers announcements
Upcoming publication dates
Standard Thermoplastics Trend
Standard Recyclate
Engineering Recyclate
Polyurethane feedstocks
Petrochemical Feedstocks/Aromatics
Standard Thermoplastics
Engineering Thermoplastics
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