Snug summer sees values rise

Gibson, Jane
September 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;9/4/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 33, p48
Trade Publication
The article reports on the commodity polymer demand in Europe and Asia. Prospects of continuing strong demand, rising feedstock costs and constrained supplies are the factors behind the increasing prices of polymer. According to Dieter Hollmann of Sabic, polyethylene market in Europe and Asia have tightened considerably over the Summer period of 2006. Producers are hoping for a period of less volatility within the feedstock markets, which would enable the polystyrene business to remain competitive with other plastics.


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