North American PP prices up 15 cents in January

Plastics Jan 18, 2013 No Comments

PolypropyleneA major price hike has hit the North American polypropylene market, sending prices up an average of 15 cents per pound since Jan. 1.
The January move is the eighth double-digit price swing to hit the North American PP market since January 2011. Increased volatility has been a concern of both buyers and producers of the material.

The recent increase again was tied in to a major fluctuation in the price of propylene monomer feedstock. Propylene supplies have grown tight because of a number of planed and unplanned outages in production throughout the U.S. Gulf Coast, including a lengthy shutdown at a plant operated by Petrologistics LLC in the Houston area.

This increase is all supply-related,” said a PP market analyst with Resin Technology Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Rod Sherkin

Rod is a former senior executive, responsible for Purchasing, for both Pillsbury and Ball Packaging back in the 80’s and 90’s. Since then, he has continued to work in the Purchasing field as both a consultant and founder of the website Propurchaser.com.

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