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Standard Thermoplastics
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene November 2017: Price cuts dominate despite stable costs / Stock reductions, imports and problem-free production lines / Ethylene reference higher in December / Rollover nevertheless probable
05.12.2017
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene November 2017: Inventory drawdown rebates stimulate demand as intended / Cost pass-through may put upward pressure on December notations
05.12.2017
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics November 2017: Prices yielding again / PS and ABS follow cost trend / Market tightness allows EPS suppliers to improve margins / Prices trending up in December
05.12.2017
POLYMER PRICES
PET November 2017: Noticeable reductions / Brisk import activity / Demand slumps / Margins shrink / Weakness likely to continue on into December
04.12.2017
POLYMER PRICES
PVC November 2017: Strikingly good demand keeps prices stable / Rollovers predominate / Margin expansions halted / Exceptional purchasing activity in December too / Slight upward movement possible
01.12.2017
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend November 2017: General price reductions as expected / Trend to continue / Demand already beginning to ease / Converters will try to reverse producers' margin increases
13.11.2017
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene October 2017: Price rises reflect cost pass-through / Copo increases more modest / Notations will trend sideways in November
03.11.2017
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics October 2017: SM correction drags down prices / PS and ABS largely follow cost reduction / EPS suppliers benefit from market tightness / Further discounts expected for November
03.11.2017
POLYMER PRICES
Polyethylene October 2017: Most producers factor in no more than ethylene cost increase / Improved supply has dampening effect on prices / C4 film grades still tight / Building season draws to an end / Buyers likely to hold back in November
03.11.2017
POLYMER PRICES
PET October 2017: Upward swing collapses / Aggressively priced imports back on market / Bottle season over / From peaks down to valleys in November
01.11.2017
POLYMER PRICES
PVC October 2017: Price rises restricted to cost increases / Demand slowing / Rigid compounds the exception / Additives the driving force / November set for stability
01.11.2017
POLYMER PRICES
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
POLYMER PRICES
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
POLYMER PRICES
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
POLYMER PRICES
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
POLYMER PRICES
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
POLYMER PRICES
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
POLYMER PRICES
Standard Thermoplastics Trend September 2017: Prices rise on a broad front / Producers pass on their increased costs / Biggest rises with PS and EPS / Demand picks up significantly after holiday season
14.09.2017
POLYMER PRICES
Polypropylene August 2017: Rollover dominates / Some very low prices pulled upward / Palpable price hikes likely in September / Rising costs and extreme tightness in North America
05.09.2017
POLYMER PRICES
Styrenics August 2017: Only minor price changes / Slight reductions on PS and ABS and slight premiums on EPS due to supply tightness / Sharp price increase on all materials in September
05.09.2017
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