April price push disappoints

Gibson, Jane
May 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;5/1/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 17, p46
Trade Publication
The article provides information on market trends related to the plastics industry as of May 2006. Targeted price increases fall short in April, despite the relentless rise of raw material costs, but producers insist that hikes are possible in May. The push from increased olefins in second quarter contracts was not enough to help producers achieve targets for polyethylene and polypropylene. INSET: SELLERS LOOK FOR HIKES AFTER LACKLUSTRE APRIL.


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