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Recent Polymer Price Reports
Polyurethane feedstocks October 2017
Slight upward trend holds / BASF's TDI glitch makes scant impression / Polyols prices unchanged / Demand brisk despite tightening supply
23.10.2017
Engineering Recyclate October 2017
Prices move in different directions / Uptrend for rABS, rPOM, rPP and rPC/ABS blends / Some decreases for rPA 6 / Demand reasonable / Base material remains expensive
18.10.2017
Standard Recyclate October 2017
Hardly any price movements / Rollovers dominating / Slight premiums for clear rPET only / Prices likely to remain broadly stable in November
17.10.2017
Standard Thermoplastics Trend October 2017
Polyolefins producers find it difficult to improve margins / Costs are factored in for the most part / Demand subdued / Little fresh impetus on horizon
13.10.2017
Russia September 2017
Notations rising on a broad front / Short supply driving up prices
12.10.2017
North America September 2017
Hurricane "Harvey" drives polyolefins up / PS indirectly affected / PVC and engineering thermoplastics able to resist mounting upward pressure
11.10.2017
China Standard Thermoplastics September 2017
Prices increase for all standard thermoplastics / Higher demand from downstream manufacturers / Eight-day national holiday in October
10.10.2017
China Engineering Thermoplastics September 2017
Limited supply drives prices up / Environmental restrictions continue
09.10.2017
Engineering Thermoplastics September 2017
Quite varied picture / Price cuts with PC and PA 6 / Further substantial increases with PMMA and now also with PBT / Trends likely to continue in October
06.10.2017
Composites/GRP September 2017
Good demand drives premiums on resins / Glass fibre products inconsistent / No restrictions on availability / Rollover expected for October
06.10.2017
Polyethylene September 2017
Many producers push through margin increases / US hurricane and transport problems in Germany's Rhine Valley result in supply restrictions / Trends expected to weaken slightly in October
05.10.2017
Polypropylene September 2017
Hikes only slightly above cost increase / Hurricane consequences proving not severe / Buying restraint / Similar trends lined up for October
05.10.2017
Styrenics September 2017
Skyrocketing styrene costs trigger three-digit premiums / Still largely strong demand / EPS supply running short / Price correction expected in October
05.10.2017
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks
September / October 2017
04.10.2017
PET September 2017
Price rises exceed cost increases again / Confused market fuels nervousness / Producers in financial difficulties / Spot business drives notations / Demand slows
02.10.2017
PVC September 2017
Passing on costs is the norm / Disproportionate rise in rigid blends due to additives / Flexible compounds benefit from easing of short plasticiser supply / Trends continuing
02.10.2017
Producers announcements
Upcoming publication dates
02.11.2017
Petrochemical Feedstocks/Aromatics
03.11.2017
Standard Thermoplastics
06.11.2017
Engineering Thermoplastics
23.11.2017
Polyurethane feedstocks
07.11.2017
Composites/GRP
17.11.2017
Standard Recyclate
20.11.2017
Engineering Recyclate
13.11.2017
Standard Thermoplastics Trend
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The important role petrochemical feedstocks and other starting materials play in price developments for polymers is becoming increasingly evident. To reflect this, PIE is now tracking and publishing both contract and monthly average spot prices for the most important petrochemicals. In addition, we will analyse the volatility of spot prices as well as the level of supply and demand.

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