Happy days for EPS, but strain on buyers

Gibson, Jane
July 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;7/10/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 27, p27
Trade Publication
The article reports on the growth of the expanding polystyrene (EPS) business in Europe. The business posted an average €100/tonne in June 2006, driven both by the strength of underlying raw material costs, as well as the high level of demand seen in the European market. Styrene, benzene and ethylene prices have led to thin EPS margins, and producers have been keen to bring numbers up to a more profitable level.


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