TITLE

Polystyrene

AUTHOR(S)
Burridge, Elaine
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
ICIS Chemical Business;5/7/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 65, p37
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a profile of the demand/supply growth, pricing and market performance of polystyrene (PS). Demand in the first quarter of 2007 has been robust due to the building/ insulation sector, which is consuming high volumes of extruded PS. According to the author, global overcapacity will remain as the buildup continues, while substitution by polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) remains a threat.
ACCESSION #
25401658

 

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