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Technavio Issues Report on Global Bioplastic Packaging Material Market (03/27/2015)
Dow and Olin Corporation Create an Industry Leader in Chlor-Alkali and Derivatives with Revenues Approaching $7 Billion (03/27/2015)
Silgan to Release First Quarter 2015 Earnings Results on April 29, 2015 (03/27/2015)
Core Molding Technologies Acquires CPI Binani, Expands its Thermoplastics Capabilities (03/20/2015)
Armacell acquires business of Industrial Thermo Polymers (03/18/2015)
Transilwrap Company Acquires Clear Focus Imaging (03/18/2015)
A.Schulman to Acquire Chicago Plastics Maker Citadel for USD 800m (03/17/2015)
Klockner Pentaplast Group and Berry Plastics Group Forge Marketing Alliance (03/17/2015)
AEP Industries Posts Fiscal 2015 1Q Results (03/17/2015)
Exxonmobil Predicts Gradual Oil, Gas Output Growth Till 2017 (03/17/2015)
ConocoPhillips Provides 2015 to 2017 Capital Budget and Growth Outlook (03/17/2015)
DSM and CVC announce partnership for Polymer Intermediates and Composite Resins (03/16/2015)
Polyethylene
Spot Polyethylene trading slowed to a more average pace; prices were mostly $.01/lb lower with some variance seen by grade. Overall availability remains good, and while there are pockets where packaged supply is lacking, all commodity resins can be had by rail. Processors are seeking another contract price decrease in March to add to the $.16/lb relief seen over the past 4 months; producers would like to see contracts roll flat.

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Polypropylene
The spot Polypropylene market was thinly traded, but prices eased $.01/lb as March contracts will average a little lower – balancing a PGP monomer decrease with a margin expanding PP increase. Spot Propylene availability can still be challenging: well-priced surplus railcars are hard to come by, Houston traders own little material as US prices have been uncompetitive on the international markets, and those national resellers with uncommitted mate... [More]
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