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Recent Polymer Price Reports
Engineering Recyclate June 2018
Bottleneck for rPA 6.6 dogs market / Dramatic hikes / rPC consistently tight / Demand still lively / More increases sure to come in July
Standard Recyclate June 2018
Prices largely sideways / Hikes only for rPET and rHDPE blow moulding grades / Demand up slightly / Costlier virgin material will drive rPP
Standard Thermoplastics Trend June 2018
Higher feedstock costs drive up all polymer notations / Price speculation dampens demand / Producers not prepared to make further concessions
China Engineering Thermoplastics May 2018
PMMA skyrockets / Seasonal price increases for ABS, PA 6.6, PBT and POM / PA 6 notations decrease on low demand / Several plant turnarounds in May and June
North America May 2018
PP trending up in radical turnaround / PE remains surprisingly stable notwithstanding historic C2 lows / PS and PVC on downtrend / Engineering plastics stable / C3 price explosion coming in June
China Standard Thermoplastics May 2018
Shortage of supply and strong bottled beverage market lead to skyrocketing PET prices / Notations of all standard plastics increase / Volume of imported PE projected to remain at high levels in June
Composites/GRP May 2018
Resins still on a rollercoaster ride / SM reverses course after dip / Glass fibre products may gain some momentum in Q3
Engineering Thermoplastics May 2018
Only minor price swings as spring settles in / Buyers' reticence limits price rises / Cost increases in the oil sector will step up the pressure in June
Polyethylene May 2018
Many long bank holiday weekends dampen price dynamic / Producers' hopes of recouping cost increases mostly prove unrealistic / Rising oil prices drive up C2 reference for June / Price hikes unavoidable
Styrenics May 2018
Prices continue to decline / Only slight discounts on ABS / Holidays dampen demand / Price trend reversal likely in June following uptrend for styrene
Polypropylene May 2018
Hikes below cost rise / Bank holiday lull brakes producer announcements / Costs will drive prices higher in June
PVC May 2018
Good supply prevents full cost recovery for base grades and compounds / Rollovers predominate / Pastes higher on solid demand / Upward movement expected in June due to sharp price increase for ethylene
Base Petrochemicals, Aromatics and Feedstocks
May / June 2018
PET May 2018
Things go haywire / Spot prices skyrocketing / Freely negotiated trade dries up / Imports lacking / Restrictions in Europe / Free contracts moving upwards / Price explosion continues
Polyurethane Feedstocks May 2018
Price relief for isocyanates / Demand weakens slightly / Polyols unchanged / MDI and TDI prices should soften
Engineering Recyclate May 2018
All is still calm / rPC tends upwards / Demand reasonable despite many bank holidays / Prices expected to rise especially for rPA types and rPC / Base polymer often tight
Producers announcements
Upcoming publication dates
Petrochemical Feedstocks/Aromatics
Standard Thermoplastics
Engineering Thermoplastics
Polyurethane feedstocks
Standard Recyclate
Engineering Recyclate
Standard Thermoplastics Trend
Addition of price type PC/ABS blends
Since 1 June 2018, we are now offering PC/ABS blends in our price list of engineering thermoplastics. The resin (modified) with a PC content of approximately 60% is well established on the market.

The material is used primarily in the automotive industry, for example, in interior components, radiator grilles or roof racks.
PIE Spot Price Monitor
Now available on PIEWeb:

The new weekly service is highlighting the spot market developments of the most important plastic types.

PIE Spotprice Monitor: Simply book the Spot Price Monitor as an add-on to your PIE subscription!
  • Early identification of price trends
  • Real-time information about price developments
  • Setting the trend for processors: Traders‘ prices
  • Market-driven reflection of trading conditions
  • Competitively priced addition to your existing PIE subscription
PIE Spot Price Panel

PIE is now opening the weekly panels to a wider audience, and we would like to invite you to join our exclusive circle of informants, completely free of charge.

Benefits include
  • Real-time information about price developments
  • Market-driven reflection of your business conditions
  • Informative discussions with our experts
  • Access to unweighted raw data, sorted by country and currency
Chart generator

Compile custom price charts:

  • Choice of about 100 price types
  • Up to 5 grades in direct comparison
  • Custom periods
  • Absolute figures or index charts
  • Save your own profiles and call them up at any time
New categories for petrochemicals

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.

Separate tables for Feedstocks (ethylene, propylene, styrene, paraxylene) and Base Chemicals / Aromatics (oil, naphtha, benzene) will bring market developments into the spotlight.

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