Resin Report April 2014

By Plastics News

Released: April 21, 2014 6:00 am ET

RESIN SALES REMAIN MIXED in early 2014 with February sales of polypropylene, low density and linear low density polyethylene and expanded polystyrene in the U.S. and Canada experiencing a surge.  Yet markets for PVC, high density PE and solid polystyrene continued to struggle.

The 30-page April Resin Report covers the following:

  • Food service, packaging feed solid polystyrene
  • PP leads March resin sales growth, HDPE struggles
  • Declining consumption of carbonated soft drinks sends PET prices down again
  • 1st Quarter financial performance of 15 resin suppliers including A. Schulman, DuPont, Eastman, LyondellBasell, PolyOne and Westlake Chemical.

You will also receive updated charts on:

  • Resin pricing volatility (2003 – 2014)
  • Resin consumption by end market (2004-2013)
  • Major commodity resins – U.S./Canadian Sales & Captive Use (2004-2014)
  • Quarterly price changes

You can buy the April report for $95 or subscribe for 12 months.

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