Markets outlook

December 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;12/17/2007, Vol. 272 Issue 22, p34
Trade Publication
The article offers the outlook of several analysts on the automotive sector raw material suppliers for year 2008. Finished lubricant prices look set to rise by 7-8%, according to Shelley Kerr. Peter Gerrard reveals that industry players believe that buoyant conditions in the styrene butadiene rubber market will continue to prevail. Sam Weatherlake relates the challenges facing acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene producers, including the growing competition in the automotive sector from cheaper polypropylene.


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