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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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PP resin prices surge, PE prices fall flat


September 9, 2013 1:02 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — A polypropylene price increase and an usually flat period for polyethylene pricing are featured in this week's Material Insights video. Also this week, we report another acquisition for A. Schulman, as well as news of a new shale ...

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