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Polyethylene
Despite a large number of market participants visiting NPE last week, spot PE trading did show signs of life. Perhaps it was the face-to-face meetings or cheaper pricing starting to appear, but transacted volumes, particularly late in the week, were better than expected considering the show. Market talk continued to focus on anticipated downside in pricing and lower levels were indeed seen in Houston. LLDPE Butene remained the weakest grade losin... [More]
Polypropylene
The Polypropylene market was also slower as much of the industry converged on Orlando for NPE. Overall PP supply / demand dynamics remain balanced to tight with no new supply on its way, other than imports, to satisfy any increase that we could see in demand. Although April PGP contracts slid a cent, producers kept contract levels steady, earning the first penny of their mostly $.04/lb margin increase. The market seemed poised for further margin ... [More]
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