Taiwan hits trouble
- Plastics Outlook Stays Bright Despite Oil Costs. Hoffman, John // Chemical Market Reporter;8/23/2004, Vol. 266 Issue 6, p8
Presents an outlook for the plastics industry worldwide beyond August 2004. Impact of the run-up in the cost of oil on the profit margins of polymer producers; Recovery of global economies, raising polymer demand; Possibility that high oil prices will continue for the rest of the year and 2005.
- Just how fast will China plastics grow? Richardson, John; Chang, Joseph // ICIS Chemical Business Americas;10/2/2006, Vol. 270 Issue 12, p23
The article features the ongoing debate on the growth of plastic industry in China. As the government-owned China Petroleum and Chemical industry Association (CPCIA), and the industry differ on the issue of affordability slap bang in the middle. Reportedly a collapse of demand is attributed to...
- Both Import and Export Prices Increase by 0.7%. Temple-West, Patrick // Bond Buyer;4/14/2010, Vol. 372 Issue 33299, p5
The article reports on the price increases in the import prices, petroleum prices and export process in March according to the U.S. Labor Department.
- Price commentary. // Chemical Week;5/20/1998, Vol. 160 Issue 19, p41
Comments on the prices of several petrochemicals and polymers. Price of butadiene; Information on styrene contracts; Status of European ethylene and propylene supplies.
- Resin prices continue to fall. Esposito, Frank // Plastics News;1/12/2009, Vol. 20 Issue 45, p3
The article reports that average per-pound selling prices for North American polyethylene, polypropylene, suspension polyvinyl chloride and polyethylene terephthalate bottle resin continued to fall in December 2008, but market watchers said those markets could be stabilizing in early 2009. The...
- Molding a new industry. Mahon, Joe // Fedgazette;Jan2006, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p8
Discusses the impact of high oil prices on the plastics industry in the U.S. as of January 2006. Effect of the Gulf Coast hurricanes on the supply of plastics; Categories of plastics; Reasons for the prevalence of plastic producers in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
- Soaring crude costs hurting Euro plastics industry. // Plastics News;12/17/2007, Vol. 19 Issue 42, p9
The article reports that high oil prices are threatening the recovery of Europe's plastics processing industry. It was revealed by the Brussels-based European Plastics Converters (EuPC). Price hikes since 2004 range from 50 percent for polypropylene to 100 percent for polystyrene, and the upward...
- Jan. PE price increases stick. Esposito, Frank // Plastics News;2/12/2001, Vol. 12 Issue 50, p3
Reports the impact of natural gas and crude oil costs on the plastics industry in the United States. Reduction in polyethylene (PE) production; Plans of PE makers to shutdown plant reactors; Decline in sales of linear low density PE.
- PE producers win 3 cent gain. Esposito, Frank // Plastics News;2/4/2008, Vol. 19 Issue 48, p3
The article reports that North American polyethylene makers had been seeking an increase in prices for their product. They were able to increase prices up to an average of 3 cents per pound. However they were deterred by slowing export demand and by crude oil prices dropping close to $90 a...