December 2011

Furthermore, costs to make PE and PP fell over the month by a few pennies.  With the month drawing to a close however, PE producers are not backing off the five cent increase.

Polyethylene producers are attempting to gain an increase on the back of limiting supply.  It’s currently the last week of the month and still unclear if they have been successful.  In products like HDPE, HMW and LDPE we have seen the availability tightening either through production issues or reduced operating rates.  If producers continue on this path it’s only a matter of time before an increase goes into the market. (read full article)