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Tightening supplies underpin PE market in India; PP prices rangebound
by Shibu Itty Kuttickal
PE availability has tightened in India over the last one month taking prices slightly higher, although PP prices have been rangebound. The markets have also been underpinned by the country’s manufacturing activity strength and high oil prices, apart from PE maintenance turnarounds in Middle East plants in the second quarter...

PP Copolymer , HDPE , LLDPE , LDPE , Price , China , PE , PP Homo , PP

China’s post-holiday PP, PE outlook clouded by bearish factors
by Thi Huong Nguyen
Pre-holiday PP and PE markets in China have remained on a cautiously firm footing in line with support from intensive maintenance turnarounds and high costs. During the week ending on May 3, local prices of PPBC inj. and LLDPE film rose by up to CNY100/ton ($14/ton), while import LDPE film saw fresh increases of $20/ton after six straight weeks of stability. Meanwhile, polyolefin sellers rolled over prices for other grades amid the holiday lull...

Northwest Europe , HDPE , Styrene , Production News , Ethylene , PE , Italy , MEG , PP Copolymer , PTA , Europe , LLDPE , Company Updates , LDPE , PP Homo , Paraxylene , PP , Propylene

European markets see plant closures: Is it the tip of iceberg?
by Manolya Tufan
The news that major producers including Sabic and ExxonMobil announced their plans to shut their crackers and downstream units last month in Europe was no big surprise to many players; however, it has triggered the questions of whether it is just the tip of iceberg and whether energy crisis along with economic slowdown will accelerate the process of rationalization or not...

Malaysia , India , HDPE , Price , PE , Singapore , Philippines , PP Copolymer , SEA & India , Thailand , LLDPE , LDPE , Vietnam , Indonesia , PP Homo , PP

Dollar strength keeps a floor under local PE, PP prices in SE Asia
by Shibu Itty Kuttickal
A strengthening of the US dollar over the past month against Southeast Asian currencies has underpinned local prices of polyolefins in the region somewhat. But the persistent lack of buying support has kept thwarting seller efforts to talk up levels on the grounds of local currency depreciation...

PP Copolymer , HDPE , LLDPE , LDPE , Price , China , PE , PP Homo , PP

Domestic PP, PE markets nudge higher ahead of long holiday in China
by Thi Huong Nguyen
In China, local PP producers succeeded in achieving a slight margin expansion, while PE sentiment turned more upbeat with some fresh increases during the week ending on April 26. Slightly higher futures coupled with lower local inventory levels mainly propelled the prices. Meanwhile, some replenishment activities ahead of the Golden Week holiday from May 1 to May 5, which aided the latest uptrend...

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About ChemOrbis Polyethylene (PE) prices and Plastics News

Polyethylene (PE) is a product group produced by the conversion of ethylene monomer through a process of polymerization. Polyethylene (PE) is the world's most common plastic in use today. It is divided into three groups: Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE), High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)

Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) is used in greenhouse covering materials, stretch and shrink films while Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) is mostly used in packaging and plastic bags. High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), on the other hand, is further divided into film, injection, blow molding and pipe grades and it is used in a variety of products and applications. HDPE film is used in the manufacture of bags and HDPE injection is used in the manufacture of fruit crates. HDPE blow molding is used in the manufacture of cleaning and cosmetic bottles while HDPE pipe is used in infrastructure applications.

When looked at the most important buyer and supplier countries in the Polyethylene (PE) market, the USA tops the list of net PE exporters as it accounts for over 20% of the world’s total PE exports. Although far behind the USA’s share, Singapore, Canada and Belgium follow in the list. China yet again ranks as the biggest importer, accounting for more than 30% of the world’s total PE imports as of 2020. China is followed by relatively smaller markets, such as Türkiye, Italy and Vietnam.

ChemOrbis Polyethylene (PE ) prices and Plastics News section contain information on the market trends, as well as supply-demand factors and production costs that determine the pricing, statistics on imports and exports, along with maintenance shutdowns, restarts, and new capacities related to PE facilities.


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