European plastic prices start to soften

October 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;10/1/2007, Vol. 272 Issue 12, p11
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the dip in the prices of plastic in Europe. Both polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) prices appear to have peaked this quarter and look set for a correction in the fourth quarter. European prices particularly, are buoyed by still strong demand and plant outages that have kept markets tight. But buyer resistance to further price increases is strong.


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