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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
The Polyethylene market was a bit quieter, there was a lull in buying after several weeks of solid action. Prime railcars offered to the spot market included the full $.04/lb increase, which was not compelling to contract buyers. There was better interest in offgrade material which was still available at a discount. Producers are holding firm with their intent to fully implement the April $.04/lb price increase; buyers are trying to resist, but i... [More]
Polypropylene
Polypropylene trading was slow, the market is fairly balanced and even perhaps well-supplied at the moment. Overall pricing was flat, although widespec pricing was weak. The significant flow of imported resin appears to have satisfied the shortage that developed during 2015 due to production issues and strong demand. Domestic production is also expected to improve in the near term as a couple reactors are brought back online from scheduled mainte... [More]
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