Material Insights: Jan. 17, 2011

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A 3-cent price increase that hit the North American polypropylene market in December is looking like the calm before the storm -- since a double-digit increase is bearing down on buyers for January. Plastics News senior reporter Frank Esposito has the latest on the reasons behind the increase in this week's episode of Material Insights, and he explains what alternatives are under consideration by buyers even as experts predict a downward PP price correction.