Recent Polymer Price Reports
Polyurethane feedstocks October 2020
A scramble for isocyanates and polyols / Demand clearly exceeds supply / Bottlenecks expected well into November
Engineering recyclate October 2020
Prices stay put in October / First signs of a possible move to lift prices for some polycarbonate and polyamide materials / Demand mostly modest
Standard recyclate October 2020
Discounts on rLDPE and rPET / Other grades remain stable / Demand still mostly subdued / Price pressure in the weeks to come most likely for rHDPE pipes and rPET
North America September 2020
Price explosion in polyolefins, PVC, ABS and PA 6 / Hurricanes drive up prices / PS, PC and PA 6.6 more relaxed / Situation expected to calm down in October with the exception of PE
China engineering thermoplastics September 2020
Increase in prices of most engineering thermoplastics / Recovering demand / Lower inventory levels
Standard thermoplastics trend October 2020
Prices for PE film grades fall slightly / PP outages unable to hold up prices / PVC continues upward trend / Demand generally poor for the time of year / Outlook points to stability
China standard thermoplastics September 2020
Prices of most polymers pick up / Revival in demand and supply bottlenecks are main drivers / Commissioning of new polyethylene lines in October / Prices expected to move mostly sideways
Russia September 2020
Price increases across all segments / Record notations for polystyrene
Composites/GPR September 2020
Resins rise as feedstocks sink / Demand gradually recovers / Supply varies regionally / Glass fibre eases somewhat
Engineering thermoplastics September 2020
Stable prices across the board / Automotive industry forecasts weak demand until 2021 / Lamps and lights expected to do well in the dark months / Price rises at the start of the new quarter?
Polyethylene September 2020
Most prices remain unchanged / Increased exports have a consolidating effect / Demand generally normal for the time of year / Rollover to be expected in October
Polypropylene September 2020
Notations move sideways with C3 costs / Amid soft demand outages have little impact / Little change likely in November
Styrenics September 2020
Prices mostly in weak rollover / Slightly higher discounts for HIPS films / ABS injection moulding bucks the trend / Declining SM reference leads to price pressure in October
PET September 2020
Prices plunge surprisingly heavily / Second Covid-19 wave depresses demand / Consequences of US hurricane season stabilise in the second half of the month / Minor consolidation in sight
PVC September 2020
Prices continue upward trend helped by the tight supply situation / Demand lively / Further increases likely in October
Base petrochemicals, aromatics and feedstocks
September/October 2020
Producers announcements
Upcoming publication dates
Petrochemical Feedstocks/Aromatics
Standard Thermoplastics
Engineering Thermoplastics
Polyurethane feedstocks
Standard Recyclate
Engineering Recyclate
Standard Thermoplastics Trend
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