Polystyrene market grasps for stability
- European Price Hikes Start to Succeed. Morris, Gregory D. L. // Chemical Week;5/24/2006, Vol. 168 Issue 18, p29
The article reports that major polyolefin and polystyrene producers in Europe have announced increases for the products through April 2006. Analysts expect a shift to higher prices, because of higher feedstock prices and strengthening demand. Increases in polyethylene (PE) are more varied....
- Polystyrene price hits a record high in Europe. NAYLOR, LINDA // ICIS Chemical Business;1/17/2011, Vol. 279 Issue 3, p19
The article informs that polystyrene (PS) prices significantly increased in the European market in January 2011. According to market sources, producers took advantage of the tight supply-demand balance to increase styrene monomer contract prices. It has been stated that PS prices were last at a...
- Commodity resin prices on rise. Esposito, Frank // Plastics News;4/9/2007, Vol. 19 Issue 6, p3
The article informs that prices for commodity resins polyethylene (PE), polystyrene and PVC are rising up in the U.S. as spring approaches. According to a PE buyer, the most recent 3 cent increase was somewhat surprising, but export demand was strong enough to keep domestic supply tight. PE...
- Styrene set to remain tight. Koh, Quintella; Viswanathan, Prema // Asian Chemical News;3/28/2005, Vol. 11 Issue 484, p31
Presents an outlook for the Asian demand and supply balance for styrene in the first half of 2005. Total contribution of deep-sea exports into Asia from the U.S. in 2004; Potential effect of an increase in styrene price in the U.S. on the demand and supply balance of the product in Northeast...
- Polystyrene prices hold steady, but head for a rise. Lerner, Ivan; Barry, David; Martin, George; Ong, Clive; Naylor, Linda // ICIS Chemical Business;8/30/2010, Vol. 278 Issue 6, p18
The article reports on various developments related to price and demand of polystyrene (PS) across the globe. Prices of PS internationally were stable overall for the final weeks of August 2010, but it is expected that in September, prices will rise. According to an analyst, the greatest...
- PS prices on the march up. Lerner, Ivan; Barry, David; Lefebvre, Ben; Martin, George; Terry, Larry; Ong, Clive; Yokomura, Tomomi; Mellor, Truong; Naylor, Linda // ICIS Chemical Business;10/11/2010, Vol. 278 Issue 12, p18
The article reports that the resin's prices are increasing due to the spate of polystyrene (PS) price increases being posted in the U.S. and Europe. It is stated that about 70% of total global PS consumption is the combined, general purpose polystyrene (GPPS) and high-impact polystyrene (HIPS)....
- Small hay crop good news for producers. // High Plains Journal;9/19/2011, Vol. 129 Issue 38, p2-A
The article reports on the increase in demand and prices of hay crops as a result of less production of hay due to drought in Colorado.
- SEE MORE NEWS ON THE WEB ... // Urethanes Technology International;Feb/Mar2013, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p11
The article focuses on the topics, discussed on the website of the periodical "Urethanes Technology International," including Rectkel's plan to cut automotive jobs, increase in insulation demand in China, and price increases by Dow.
- Prices rise in line with sellers' strategy. Gibson, Jane // European Chemical News;8/2/2004, Vol. 81 Issue 2111, p13
Reports on the price increases announced by commodity plastic polymer producers in Europe in July 2004. Reasons for the price increase; Relation of the supply and demand dynamics with the price increase; Price increases for polymers, high-density polyethylene, polypropylene and polystyrene.