Gibson, Jane
June 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;6/19/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 24, p37
Trade Publication
The article discusses a slump in the demand and consumption of polymers, particularly polypropylene (PP), in Europe. PP consumption has slumped as the market struggles to absorb costs while facing substitution by other materials. Polyethylene now seems to be performing better after a few shaky weeks, but views on demand vary. Producers will probably see prices rise by €25-30/ton in June at the most, half the official target.


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