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Polypropylene prices drop in March


April 3, 2014 5:11 pm ET

North American PP resin prices fell for the second consecutive month in March, as winter weather affected some deliveries.

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Material Insights: Pricing changes, biomaterial innovations


March 10, 2014 8:16 am ET

Resin pricing activity showed no signs of slowing down in February. Details on changes for suspension PVC, solid polystyrene and PET bottle resin, plus a report from the Innovation Takes Root conference, in this edition of Material Insights.

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Prices rise for PVC and polystyrene, but fall for PET


March 6, 2014 5:05 pm ET

Feedstock issues and supply tightness have driven up North American prices for suspension PVC and solid polystyrene resin since Feb. 1. But a different feedstock and lower demand served to send regional prices for PET bottle resin down in that same...

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Polystyrene resin prices jump


January 16, 2014 2:14 pm ET

Prices for solid polystyrene resin in North America have increased by an average of 4 cents per pound since Dec. 1.

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Material Insights: PET prices up, polypropylene down


December 2, 2013 4:27 pm ET

North American prices for PET bottle resin and polypropylene have moved in different directions lately. PET is up a net of 4 cents per pound since Aug. 1 following increases in August and September and a drop in October. The changes are featured in...

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PET prices up 4, PP down 1


November 27, 2013 3:33 pm ET

Feedstock-related issues have moved North American prices for PET bottle resin up a net of 4 cents per pound in recent months, while regional prices for polypropylene resin fell 1 cent per pound in November.

Benzene market leads to higher polystyrene prices


November 22, 2013 11:52 am ET

AKRON, OHIO — Plastics News is correcting prices for solid polystyrene on its resin pricing chart to show a net increase of 4 cents per pound since Aug. 1.

Shale gas, reshoring spell good news for US manufacturers


November 7, 2013 5:15 pm ET

CHICAGO — Economies around the world are improving, with North America in particular improving as new supplies of shale gas feedstock come on stream.

Polyethylene prices jump up 5 cents


September 26, 2013 3:24 pm ET

Three months of flat pricing have come to an end for the North American polyethylene resin market, as prices shot up an average of 5 cents per pound in September.

Americas Styrenics declares force majeure for polystyrene


September 20, 2013 3:27 pm ET

Americas Styrenics has declared force majeure on polystyrene resin after a power outage at its plant in Torrance, Calif.

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