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New capacity will drive down US polyethylene prices

Plastics & Rubber Weekly - 4/14/2014 8:53:26 AM
New North American polyethylene capacity eventually will mean lower selling prices for that material. While in polypropylene, new supplies of propylene monomer will lead to some new resin capacity as well, making the material more competitive vs.

Ethyl Polysilicate Industry & Polyethylene Wax Market Analysis in Global and China regions

Yahoo Finance - 4/17/2014 6:29:42 PM
production price and contact information. This enables end users to gain a comprehensive insight into the structure of the international and Chinese Polyethylene Wax industry. Development proposals and the feasibility of new investments are also analyzed.

Polyethylene prices jump up 5 cents

Plastics News - 9/27/2013 3:02:28 AM
Three months of flat pricing have come to an end for the North American polyethylene resin market, as prices shot up an average of 5 cents per pound in September. The increase was tied into tighter inventory levels and slightly stronger demand. Prices had ...

Europe polyethylene -- the key factors that could impact prices

Platts - 1/7/2014 11:55:53 PM
January 08, 2014 - European polyethylene demand and supply fundamentals are set to be impacted by a range of developments in 2014, including industry rationalization, higher import duties and warming of relations with exporter Iran. According to Platts ...

Polyethylene Pricing Separates From Fundamentals

ICIS Chemical Business - 1/19/2010 11:56:21 PM
Linear-low density polyethylene (LLDPE) pricing in China has become increasingly divorced from industry fundamentals as a result of the growing role of the Dalian Commodity Exchange’s futures contract, claimed a Singapore-based polyolefin trader late ...

European polyethylene terephthalate producers eye price recovery after dismal Q4

Platts - 1/7/2014 11:55:53 PM
January 08, 2014 - European polyethylene terephthalate market participants are hopeful the start of the new year will bring a tighter market for the resin after prices slumped to a three-year low in the fourth quarter of the year. Strong competition from ...

Africa December polyethylene prices hold steady

ICIS Chemical Business - 12/10/2013 11:53:18 PM
LONDON (ICIS)--While some polyethylene (PE) producers for the African markets targeted December hikes of up to $20/tonne (€16/tonne), the majority of prices have rolled over from November because of the traditional end-of-year slowdown, sources said this ...

Borealis increases polyethylene and polypropylene prices

Food Production Daily - 1/3/2012 11:54:15 PM
Borealis has announced an increase in all polyethylene and polypropylene prices from January onwards. The company said that tariffs for PE and PP would rise by €100/tonne for January, 2012. “This decision to increase prices reflects our assumptions on ...

Polyethylene and polypropylene prices rise despite slow demand

Plastics News - 3/29/2012 9:54:57 AM
AKRON, OHIO (March 29, 2 p.m. ET) — North American prices for polyethylene and polypropylene resins increased for the second straight month in March, with feedstock issues and supplier discipline overriding slow demand growth for both materials.

Global Polyethylene Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2020

Thomson Reuters - 3/26/2009 10:17:00 AM
A detailed analysis of Polyethylene and feedstock price analysis, with forecasts till 2020, is provided for all the regions covered. This report also contains detailed market share analysis of top companies operating in all the major regions. Scope ...

Lost in translation? Why the US feedstock advantage might not mean lower prices for buyers of polyethylene

blogs.platts.com - 9/27/2013 8:20:25 PM
Talk to a plastics processor or buyer in South America, and watch their eyes light up when the subject turns to the shale gas boom and resulting petrochemical renaissance to their north. For the better part of three years, they have heard constantly about ...

Resin pricing for March 31-April 4: Buyers and sellers both came to play

Plastics Today - 4/8/2014 6:54:41 PM
Buyers and sellers both came to play, yielding perhaps the highest weekly volume so far in 2014. Spot polyethylene prices eased a half-cent and polypropylene slid a penny amid a healthy flow of bulk railcars and packaged inventory offerings. PE contracts ...

The Plastics Exchange resin prices, Feb. 10-14: Polyethylene held on to recent gains

Plastics Today - 2/18/2014 9:40:11 PM
After an extended period of heightened activity, spot plastics trading chilled a bit this past week, according to the spot-trading platform The Plastics Exchange. Most polyethylene resins held on to their recent gains, although a couple film grades ...

Shale boom not cutting US polyethylene user costs

Hydrocarbon Processing - 9/17/2013 6:27:36 AM
output of polyethylene is expected to soar too, creating the potential for lower prices. "I think it's our duty to use this gift of shale gas to rebuild our industrial infrastructure," says Jim Morris, a bluff Texan who serves as chief operating officer of ...