ps sellers relish thought of better margins

July 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;7/9/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 74, p11
Trade Publication
The article reports that lower feedstock costs mean European polystyrene (PS) prices are dropping for July 2007. Producers steadfastly refuse to let any chance of improving margins slip from their grasp. The monomer's downturn had been widely expected by PS buyers and sellers alike. The impact on PS consumption was immediate, with buyers delaying purchases in anticipation of lower prices in July.


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