WEB EXCLUSIVE: May will see a number of price hikes in nylons, styrenic block copolymers, and thermoset (unsaturated) polyesters:
- BASF hiked nylon 6 by 5¢/lb on May 3, while DSM raised nylon 6 extrusion and compounding grades 10¢ on May 1. Both firms also raised nylon 6 (and 66 for BASF) by 9¢ at the end of March. Evonik Degussa also raised prices of specialty nylons by an average of 7% on May 1.
- BASF lifted tabs of Styrolux and Styroclear SBCs by 5¢/lb on May 1
- BASF also hiked its Styropor and Neopor EPS beads by 5¢/lb, effective May 15.
- AOC, Interplastic, and Reichhold announced 8¢/lb increases in unsaturated polyesters for dates from May 3 to May 15. This follows on hikes from 5¢ to 9¢ for February and March.
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