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Standard Thermoplastics

POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene November 2021: Waning pre-Christmas demand pressures prices / Producers, converters stake out positions for new year / “Groundhog Day” again for EVA
03.12.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene November 2021: Costlier C3 boosts prices / Record highs for film, some compounds / Energy surcharge rebuffed for now / Demand generally soft
03.12.2021
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Styrenics November 2021: Prices soar by triple-digits / Record highs for EPS, ABS / Slight increases likely in December / Energy costs on the table again?
03.12.2021
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PVC November 2021: Relentless price rise continues / Triple-digit increases on energy, logistics costs / Market situation still tight / No end to high prices in December
02.12.2021
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PET November 2021: Brief respite at the beginning of the month gives way to panic due to new coronavirus variant / Gaping emptiness in supply / Spot prices already exploding / Contracts could follow suit
02.12.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Standard thermoplastics trend November 2021: Rocketing prices / Some triple-digit increases due to higher feedstock and energy cost / Record levels for many types / Converters hold back on buying behaviour
12.11.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene October 2021: Mixed market situation / Energy costs lead to mounting prices, widespread uncertainty / Agricultural sector a major concern / EVA remains extremely short
03.11.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene October 2021: Only injection moulding grades absorb C3 reference rise / Energy surcharges beget lively discussions / November should see price hikes
03.11.2021
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Styrenics October 2021: Prices slightly buoyant / Demand for PS, EPS lower than hoped / Talk of energy surcharges / Significant premiums expected in November
03.11.2021
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PET October 2021: Cost of raw materials and energy causes sharp rise in prices / Supply set to be extremely tight / Hedging purchases predominate as of mid-month / No improvement in sight
02.11.2021
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PVC October 2021: Supply situation still extremely tight / Prices continuing to rise / Exports and plant maintenance exacerbating situation / Is the mood turning against PVC?
02.11.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Standard thermoplastics trend October 2021: Prices rise slightly for the most part / Significant premiums again for EVA and PVC due to tight market situation / Largely stable for the rest of the month
12.10.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene September 2021: General uncertainty dominates the market / What is the situation with European production? / The market for EVA has dried up, and with the pipe grades builders are realising their power
05.10.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene September 2021: Higher output has stabilising effect / Slack demand from car industry clouds outlook for converters / White goods sector also weak
05.10.2021
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics September 2021: SM cost reduction largely priced in for PS only / Smaller discounts on EPS white / Rollover for ABS and EPS grey due to scarcity / Potential for premiums in October
05.10.2021
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