Why satisfaction could be fleeting

Lerner, Ivan
June 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;6/19/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 24, p22
Trade Publication
The article reports on why, although demand is up and prices are recovering, the long view for polyethylene and polystyrene in the U.S. is clouded by capacity issues. Producers report strong demand. May 2006 was the strongest month of the year to date, says Howard Ungerleider, Dow Chemical's commercial vice president for plastics, North America. Basell also saw a positive start to the year, equal to or improved over 2005, as Craig Blizzard, Basell's director for polyolefins puts it.


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