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Westlake Chemical Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results (02/21/2017)
Sonoco to Acquire Peninsula Packaging Company (02/16/2017)
Naphtha Faces Competition from Abundant Natural Gas Liquids, IHS Markit Says (02/16/2017)
The Solo cup dilemma (02/13/2017)
Grace to License UNIPOL(R) PP Process Technology to Dongguan Grand Resources, China (02/13/2017)
ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Darren Woods Will Deliver Keynote Remarks at CERAWeek 2017 (02/13/2017)
Integral and Nova Polymers Announce Strategic Alliance (02/13/2017)
Nexeo Solutions Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Results (02/09/2017)
Advanced Drainage Systems Acquires Plastic Tubing Industries for USD 9.5m (02/09/2017)
Advanced Drainage Systems Announces Third Fiscal Quarter 2017 Results (02/09/2017)
Milacron Holdings Corp. to Announce Fourth Quarter 2016 Results (02/09/2017)
Greif, Inc. Announces 2017 First Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call Dates (02/09/2017)
Polyethylene
The spot Polyethylene market slowed; processor demand was lacking and truckloads were the predominant order size. PE pricing was steady across the board, as prices already reflect most of the current nickel increase. Several resellers that got ahead of the market relaxed their asking prices seeking orders. There have been very few prime railcars available in the secondary market, and those that have been seen offered no apparent discount to gener... [More]
Polypropylene
The Polypropylene market has stalled in its ascent; the spot rally was fast and fierce, totaling about $.15/lb in about 10 weeks. Even though PP supply/demand dynamics had turned bullish by mid-Dec, the increase in PP prices has been cost-push in nature – PGP jumped as much as $.19/lb. PGP & PP contracts rose a dime in Jan, more than recouping the $.04/lb Dec decline, and while Feb has yet to settle, we expect $.06 -.08/lb more to take hold. [More]
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