Specialty resins take price hits

Esposito, Frank
October 2005
Plastics News;10/31/2005, Vol. 17 Issue 35, p3
Trade Publication
The article presents information on the price hits of specialty resins. Price increases that have bludgeoned commodity resins in the second half of the year now are hitting more specialized plastics. In most cases, the increases have resulted from rising demand for end products, uncertainty over feedstock supplies and problems in obtaining transportation to get products to customers. Markets for amorphous and crystalline polyethylene terephthalate have taken big hits, with each going up 18 cents per pound. The increases alternately have been described as short-term energy surcharges, or reactions to concerns about supplies of feedstocks such as paraxylene and purified terephthalic acid.


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