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US January propylene contracts at lowest level since November 2009

In spot markets Tuesday, January and February polymer-grade propylene (PGP) were heard offered at 47.5 cents/lb Mont Belvieu pipeline basis. February was heard traded Monday at 46.25 cents/lb MtB-pipe. Spot PGP was last heard traded at that level in late

Propylene Prices Roller-Coaster Ride

Sky high and extremely volatile propylene prices are causing fits for buyers of many intermediate chemicals, coatings, and basic plastics such as polypropylene, nylon, ABS and polyurethane. The forecast is for more volatility for the next two years and then

North American prices fall for polyethylene, polypropylene and PVC
US propylene a victim of shale gas? It doesn’t need to be

Living up to its reputation of late as a volatile market, the US propylene market has undergone another major price swing, with February contract prices up more than 16.5 cts/lb ($364/mt) from January levels. In case you are keeping count

Prices fall for polyethylene, polypropylene and PET resins
Polypropylene prices up 10 cents per pound; PVC up 8 cents

Since May 1, regional prices for PP have climbed an average of 10 cents per pound, according to buyers and sellers contacted recently by Plastics News. It’s the third time already this year that prices have absorbed a double-digit monthly

April propylene prices expected to set record – Platts

Propylene is expected to reach an all-time high in North America later this month, as rising feedstock prices exert upward pressure on prices. US polymer-grade propylene contracts for April were beginning to settle at an all-time high, up more than

Plastics News – Some fear exodus from polypropylene, as price rises 17 cents per pound

The 17-cent-per-pound price increase set for Jan. 1 has taken hold in the North American polypropylene market. Regional PP makers have cited tightness in supplies of propylene monomer feedstock as a reason for the massive increase. PP prices in the


  NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE:  Prices for plastic components made from Polyethylene or Polypropylene should be dropping.   02.20.16 – Warmer-than-average Winter Natural-gas prices fell to a fresh two-month low last Friday on expectations of continued mild demand. A warmer-than-average winter in


NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE: Polypropylene resin prices continue to fall. Prices for parts and components today should be similar to what you were paying 6 years ago. Check with your Accounts Payable department to make sure this is true.   U.S. August