Recent Polymer Price Reports
Standard recyclate September 2021
Only rPP and rPET increase significantly / For rPE costs passed on at best / Lively demand due to sustainability projects / Price momentum continues to weaken in October
Standard Thermoplastics Trend September 2021
Polyolefin prices continue to erode / Significant discounts on polystyrene / PVC and EVA continue to rise amid tight market conditions / Little change in the rest of the month
China engineering thermoplastics August 2021
Prices mostly higher / Low supply due to planned, surprise shutdowns / Feedstocks increase / Bullish outlook for September
China standard thermoplastics August 2021
Prices mostly lower amid waning demand / Carbide-based PVC production low due to power curbs / September seen mostly softer
Russia August 2021
Premiums dominate the picture in August / PVC sets record / Maintenance and outages cause shortages in polyolefins / Further increases expected in September
North America August 2021
Prices mixed despite Hurricane Ida / Production downtimes drive up standard thermoplastics in particular / ABS, PC and polyamides move sideways / Market hopes for a breath of fresh air in September
Composites/GRP August 2021
Resins market leaning toward rollover / Supply improves somewhat / Bottlenecks for glass fibre / Q4 to start with steep hikes
Engineering thermoplastics August 2021
Converters hovering between hope and fear / Shortage of raw materials and crumbling supply chains lead to rising prices in many industries / Building sector up, auto sector down
Polyethylene August 2021
Rapid, disparate price developments create unrest in individual segments / Imports from US still scarce / Building sector drives demand
Polypropylene August 2021
Downswing for standard PP defies C3 rise / As supply lengthens, high price levels are unsustainable / Further declines likely in September
Styrenics August 2021
SM increase leads to a slight updraught in styrenics prices / Continued scarcity of ABS and EPS / Holiday season dampens demand / Prices to decline again in September
PET August 2021
Gloomy weather, gloomy mood / PX cost increase factored in due to lack of other impulses / Feeble hope of revival in food and catering sector in September
PVC August 2021
Steep rise continues / Material bottlenecks drive up prices further / No end to soaring rates in September
Base petrochemicals, aromatics and feedstocks
August/September 2021
Polyurethane feedstocks August 2021
Construction applications buzzing, lull in comfort segment / Upswing for components in the rigid foam sector, decrease for flexible foam materials / Limitations for MDI and solid polyols persist
Engineering recyclate August 2021
Recyclate seen as new supply backbone / Prices of most types continue to rise / Shortage of glass fibres provides for additional increase / Further price hike on the cards
Producers announcements
Upcoming publication dates
Engineering Recyclate
Polyurethane feedstocks
Standard Thermoplastics
Petrochemical Feedstocks/Aromatics
Engineering Thermoplastics
Standard Thermoplastics Trend
Standard Recyclate
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