WEB EXCLUSIVE: Even before the effect of Middle East unrest on oil prices could ripple through the petrochemical/plastics industry, fresh price hikes were announced for early March in nylon, polyolefin wire/cable compounds, and thermoset polyesters.

 

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Even before the effect of Middle East unrest on oil prices could ripple through the petrochemical/plastics industry, fresh price hikes were announced for early March in nylon, polyolefin wire/cable compounds, and thermoset polyesters.

•BASF raised tabs on nylon 6 resins by 12¢/lb.

•Dow Wire & Cable hiked its Endurance, Engage, and other wire/cable compounds by 12¢ to 19¢/lb for most grades, though a few rose by 29¢/lb.

•AOC and Interplastic increased prices of unsaturated polyesters, vinyl esters, and gelcoats by 6¢/lb, while Reichhold pegged its increase at 4.8% on resins and 2.5% on gelcoats.