TITLE

PP prices up, PE and PVC down

AUTHOR(S)
Esposito, Frank
PUB. DATE
February 2016
SOURCE
Plastics News;2/1/2016, Vol. 27 Issue 43, p0003
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an update on the resin industry as of February 2016. It mentions the increase in the prices of polypropylene (PP), the decline in the prices of polyethylene (PE) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and pricing power of PP producers amid the lack of new PP capacity and the incremental growth of resin demand. It also discusses the role of declining global petroleum prices as well as weak seasonal demand in the drop of resin prices.
ACCESSION #
112759221

 

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