SBR producers predict hefty price increases

July 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;7/3/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 26, p28
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The article reports that Styrene Butadiene rubber (SBR) producers are targeting steep price increases for the third quarter, following a marked improvement in market conditions globally. Both styrene and butadiene costs have put pressure on SBR margins during the first and second quarters, and producers were unable to claw back feedstock hikes in their contracts. Rising Asian SBR numbers have opened the door for European producers to export material, causing a tightening of the market in Europe.


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