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M. Holland Finalizes Puerto Rico Acquisitions (04/29/2016)
Polymer Solutions Group Acquires Sasco Chemical Group, Inc. (04/28/2016)
Sinopec 2016 First Quarter's Net Profit Increases Over 200% YoY (04/28/2016)
Patrick Industries, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2016 Financial Results (04/28/2016)
A. Schulman Announces New Color Masterbatch Facility In China (04/28/2016)
CROWN announces collaboration with Nestle Professional (04/28/2016)
Phillips 66, ETP and Sunoco Logistics start operations on Bayou Bridge Pipeline (04/28/2016)
Deal snapshot: AIROPACK TECHNOLOGY TO BUY HALF STAKE IN AIROLUX PLASTIC DISPENSER JV (04/28/2016)
Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2016 Results (04/27/2016)
NOVA Chemicals Statement - Industrial accident at the PE 1 expansion project construction site results in contractor fatality (04/27/2016)
Grace Reports First Quarter 2016 Results (04/27/2016)
Silgan Announces First Quarter Earnings and Confirms Full Year Estimate (04/27/2016)
Polyethylene
Polyethylene producers secured their $.04/lb price increase in April, bringing the 2-month contract advancement to $.09/lb, which incidentally fully regained the previous 3 price declines. Those decreases were $.05/lb in Jan/Feb and $.04/lb back in September. There is not a cohesive increase effort for May. Despite the increase, domestic Polyethylene demand was very solid – having had held off ordering material, resisting higher prices, some proc... [More]
Polypropylene
Spot Polypropylene trading was somewhat uninspired. Supplies are much improved, led by several waves of imports. Prices remained pressured and peeled off another penny. We are seeing some surplus spot supply, which has mostly been Homopolymer, both Prime railcars for domestic delivery and Offgrade in Houston. The majority of Copolymer availability is imported. 

Processors are looking for additional relief aside from the $.03 - .05/lb decr... [More]
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