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HDPE , LLDPE , LDPE , Ethylene , Price , PE , China

Pre-holiday lull dilutes impact of bullish factors in China’s PE market
by Merve Sezgün
In China, import PE prices continued to chase a mostly steady trend last week despite a series of supportive factors. Players reported that trading activities retreated further as most buyers already adopted a waiting stance given the approaching holiday...
Mon Jan 28 12:00:00 EET 2019


PVC , USA , Egypt , Ethylene , Price , China , Turkey

Mild demand limits supply-driven hikes for US PVC
by Merve Madakbaşı
American PVC prices have moved slightly upwards in global markets for around two months. Suppliers’ firmer stance was supported by reduced output from the US, although demand has not been vivid enough to push the market further higher recently...
Fri Jan 25 12:00:00 EET 2019


ABS , Price , Europe , Northwest Europe , Styrene , Italy

Europe’s ABS market looks for direction after nearing 3-year low
by Manolya Tufan
In Europe, ABS players started to discuss about the February outlook amid divergent market drivers after they closed January deals with rollovers to moderate decreases...
Thu Jan 24 12:00:00 EET 2019


Ethylene , Asia Pacific , Price , Crude oil , Europe , USA

Ethylene prices head north in global markets
by Pınar Polat
Having a weak start to 2019, spot ethylene prices across global markets displayed a recovery by the second half of January and preserved their slightly firmer trend since then...
Wed Jan 23 12:00:00 EET 2019


Asia Pacific , China , PP , Production News

China’s PP market set to receive massive capacity additions in 2019
by Başak Ceylan
China has been steadily adding new PP capacities for the large part of the last decade. If all goes according to plan, China's new PP capacity additions will gear up considerably this year and in the next few years...
Tue Jan 22 12:00:00 EET 2019


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