July rolls over, but buyers don't

Gibson, Jane
July 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;7/31/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 30, p42
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the performance of the global plastics industry, as of July 31, 2006. July prices are unchanged for many plastics in Europe, as slower summer demand counters feedstock hikes. Towards the end of the month, sellers were still trying to push through small increases on polyethylene, following the surge in oil and naphthalene costs that resulted from the Middle East fighting. Polymer producer inventories are relatively low, as a result of plant outages and firm demand.


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