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March PGP Monomer Contracts Settle (03/24/2017)
Williams CEO to Present at Scotia Howard Weil 2017 Energy Conference (03/22/2017)
Nexeo Solutions Reprices Term Loan Credit Facility (03/22/2017)
A. Schulman To Increase Capacity For Color Masterbatches (03/21/2017)
A. Schulman to Webcast Fiscal 2017 Second-Quarter Earnings Conference Call (03/21/2017)
AERT, Inc. To Be Acquired by Oldcastle Architectural, Inc. (03/17/2017)
AERT Announces 2016 Year End Results (03/17/2017)
ExxonMobil to Release 2016 Financial and Operating Review (03/15/2017)
Nexeo Solutions to Buy Specialty Chemicals Distribution Business of Mexico's Ultra Chem (03/14/2017)
Bemis Company Receives Multiple Awards from the Flexible Packaging Association (03/13/2017)
LyondellBasell (LYB) Poised on Expansion Amid Challenges (03/10/2017)
UN Declares War On Ocean Plastic (03/10/2017)
Polyethylene
Spot Polyethylene trading was solid and while the overall market was mostly priced lower, there was some variance amongst grades and even some strength seen. Processors with ample material on hand shied away from spot (railcar) offers that included $.04 - .06/lb of the March price increase, as direct contracts are generally protected if the increase does not stick. Though still being negotiated, we would not be surprised to see at least $.03/lb t... [More]
Polypropylene
Polypropylene demand remained slack, which has capped spot levels even as contract prices continue to leap higher. Spot HoPP and CoPP prices actually eased another penny this week. Those processors locked into contracts or specific brands are feeling the brunt of the monomer rally as another cost-push increase, which is starting to target near a nickel, will imminently implement in March. This will bring the 2017 PP contract gains to $.20/lb+. It... [More]
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