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Recent Polymer Price Reports
Engineering Recyclate January 2018
Rollovers predominate in December / Hikes probably only as of February / Base material scarce and expensive in part / Order situation still good
Standard Recyclate January 2018
Prices mainly trending sideways / Low premiums only on rPET / Increasing demand for rLDPE from China / Weak upward potential in February
Standard Thermoplastics Trend January 2018
Prices mainly following reference contracts for relevant feedstocks / Higher swings remain exception / Upward pressure having greatest effect on PP
North America December 2017
PE situation relaxes / Price explosion for propylene fuels PP price hike / PVC weaker / PS trending up / Engineering plastics also remain solid / Pressure eases somewhat
China Standard Thermoplastics December 2017
Feedstocks solid / Styrene is exception / Prices of LDPE and LLDPE decreased / Low inventories drive HDPE, PVC and PET higher / Polyolefins under pressure in January
China Engineering Thermoplastics December 2017
Scarce supply raises prices / Only PA 6 decreases / PBT unchanged / PC rose significantly / Sideways movement can result from market loosening
Russia December 2017
Polyolefins and PS stagnating / PVC plunges / Price hike for PET
Composites/GRP December 2017
Resins trend still higher / Some glass fibre products cost more towards year-end / Market nervous ahead of styrene maintenance turnarounds
Engineering Thermoplastics December 2017
Prices take off / Ascent has begun / Cost pressure and bottlenecks will continue to drive notations this month / Buyers increasingly desperate in search for material
Polyethylene December 2017
Producers unable to pass on increased costs / Tactical buying neutralises hopes of hikes / Rollover dominates / Slight upward trend probable in January
Polypropylene December 2017
Surprise surge for injection moulding / Film grade rolls over / Compounds follow propylene reference / Upward trend to continue in January
Styrenics December 2017
Increasing costs again reversing price trend / Short supply of EPS and ABS persists / Only minor price movements likely in January
PET December 2017
Small quantities catch up on price reductions / Trend otherwise increasingly upward / Imports thinning / January prices set to move sideways
PVC December 2017
Notations mainly stagnating / Suppliers intend to recover margin losses in January / Threat from exports / Titanium dioxide providing upward push on PVC-U
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks
December 2017 / January 2018
Engineering Recyclate December 2017
Only a few minor increases / Strong demand for regrind material expected in new year / Availability of base material likely to deteriorate
Producers announcements
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Petrochemical Feedstocks/Aromatics
Standard Thermoplastics
Engineering Thermoplastics
Polyurethane feedstocks
Standard Recyclate
Engineering Recyclate
Standard Thermoplastics Trend
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