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HIPS , Styrene , SEA & India , Price , GPPS , China , PS

PS recovery continues in Asia amid slowly rising styrene prices
by Merve Sezgün
Import PS prices in China and Southeast Asia have been mostly on a stable to firm track since they hit a more than one-year low in around early December. Despite healthy demand and low inventories, sellers either kept their offers stable or applied modest hikes in the midst of slowly rising spot styrene prices...
Mon Jan 21 12:00:00 EET 2019


Economic&Financial , Price , PE , Turkey , HDPE , LLDPE

Restriction on shopping bags exerts pressure on PE demand in Turkey
by Merve Madakbaşı
Turkish PE players reported to have felt a visible impact of the restriction on the use of plastic bags on PE trade although it has been only a few weeks since the compulsory fee of TRY0.25 was implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning...
Fri Jan 18 12:00:00 EET 2019


Ethylene , Price , Europe , PE , Northwest Europe , Italy

LLDPE moves below €1000/ton in Europe, eyes on awaited US PE cargoes
by Manolya Tufan
In Europe, LDPE and LLDPE prices continued to hover at around their multi-year lows as the downward trend of PE was extended into 2019 with January prices witnessing decreases of €20 -€40/ton. Lingering holiday lull and overall ample supplies kept trading thin...
Thu Jan 17 12:00:00 EET 2019


Ethylene , Price , China , VCM , SEA & India , PVC

Import PVC soars to 4-month high in China, India
by ChemOrbis Editorial Team
Having started 2019 on firm footing, the strong sentiment in China’s and India’s import PVC markets has recently perpetuated in line with Asian suppliers’ February hikes...
Wed Jan 16 12:00:00 EET 2019


Price , Europe , Northwest Europe , Italy , PET Bottle

European PET erases hefty gains of 2018, notching 4th month of weakness
by ChemOrbis Editorial Team
PET prices for January emerged mainly stable or with slight decreases compared to the previous month in the European markets, with January MEG contracts fully settling with a €35/ton decrease. Although an initial January settlement for PX was heard to be agreed with a similar decrease, negotiations are still ongoing...
Tue Jan 15 12:00:00 EET 2019


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