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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 ...

North American PS prices drop in July


August 22, 2013 2:36 pm ET

A drop in price for benzene feedstock led North American prices for solid polystyrene to dip an average of 2 cents per pound in July.

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PET resin prices drop slightly in July


August 15, 2013 2:34 pm ET

North American PET bottle resin prices took a 1-cent dip in July, in a move that surprised some buyers and market watchers.

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