High hopes for polymers, despite price fall

Brice, Andy
January 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;1/8/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 48, p42
Trade Publication
The article presents updates on market trends in the plastic chemical industry. Plastics prices dropped in December 2006, but supply restrictions and expectations of stronger demand see producers targeting increases for January 2007. With some high density polyethylene producers reporting a tight supply position, the likelihood of a January 2007 increase seems high. Sellers are targeting a minimum of €50/ton.


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