Sellers look to cover Q2 hikes

Gibson, Jane
April 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;4/3/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 13, p42
Trade Publication
The article presents news briefs related to the chemical industry as of April 3, 2006. European polyolefin producers struggled to increase prices through March 2006, with demand generally sluggish and material mostly in good supply. March 2006 saw European PVC producers continue their attempts to improve margins. Although short of initial €50-100/tonne targets, average hikes of around €20-30/tonne were achieved, thanks to decent demand and a glut of production outages along the chain. INSET: SPATE OF SHUTDOWNS FUELS PVC HIKES.


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