Slowing demand worries producers

Vasnetsov, Sergey; Tong, Alfred
May 2005
Asian Chemical News;5/30/2005, Vol. 11 Issue 492, p12
Trade Publication
Reports on demand and price of commodity chemicals in North America as of May 30, 2005. Decline in the ethylene demand in the U.S. market; Contract prices for polystyrene and polyethylene terephthalate in the region in March 2005; Need for polyvinyl chloride profit margins to increase.


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