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PVC pipe prices

PP Bucks Flat-to-Down Trend for Commodity Resin Prices
Driving the general trajectory are lower cost feedstocks, improved monomer and polymer availability, and slowed exports, depending on the resin.

Market Prices Mid-April 2018

Mixed Bag for Commodity Resin Prices
Following price increases for most resins except PP, a flat-to-downward trajectory emerged.

resin pricing April 2018

Trajectory Switch in PE, PP Pricing? PS, PVC Prices Holding?
Going past the mid-month mark, pricing for four of the large volume commodity resins was still uncertain.

April 2018 Plastics Technology resin pricing

Pricing on Flat-to-Down Trajectory for Volume Resins
Sustaining some first quarter price hikes seems unlikely.

Market Prices Effective Mid March 2018

Volume Resin Prices Mostly Up
At the conclusion of the first quarter, the price trajectory was upward, except for PP and nylon 6.

Resin Market Prices mid-February 2018

Higher Prices for Commodity Resins
Only PP is facing a downward correction.

plastics resin pricing February 2018

Pricing is Downward for PP; Upward for PE, PS, PVC
The degree of movement in either direction is not fully clear.

Resin pricing February 2018

Downward Pricing Trajectory for PP; Upward for PE, PS, PVC, PET
Commodity resin prices climbed in the first week of February, with the exception of PP, which spiked in January and is now correcting along with propylene monomer.

January 2018 resin prices

‘What’s Up…or Down’ with Commodity Resin Prices
PE and PP were on the rise, while PS held steady, PET fell and PVC was mixed.

Market Resin Prices effective mid-January

PE, PVC Prices Down; PP, PS, PET Up
But what’s going up could go down again soon.

Resin Prices Mid-December 2017

Mixed Bag for Volume Resin Prices
As hurricane aftermath recedes, PE, PS, PVC prices are retreating; engineering resins are rising; PP and PET are “iffy.”

Resin Prices Mid-November 2017

Resin Prices Up, But Not for Long
A turnaround is foreseen for PE, PP, PS, PVC, and PET, based on supply-demand balance and/or feedstock costs.

Resin pricing November 2017

Firm to Upward Pricing Still Dominates Commodity Resins, But…
A turnaround quite possible for some resins by early 2018 depending on feedstock costs and supply-demand balance.

Resin Prices October 2017

Prices of All Resins Surge
Despite a faster-than-expected recovery from Hurricane Harvey, the industry still faces challenges on the way to ‘getting back to normal.’

October 2017 resin prices

Elevated Resin Prices Continue for Now
Steady improvement underway though challenges remain.

resin pricing october 2017

Resin Pricing Update as October Approaches
Firm pricing indicated by PCW & The Plastics Exchange

Resin Pricing September 2017

Hurricane Lifts Resin Prices Across the Board
Length of Hurricane Harvey’s impact on feedstocks and resins is still uncertain.

September 2017 resin pricing

Resin Prices Rise in Mid-September
Harvey helps push up PP, PE, PS, PVC and PET pricing.

Resin prices Hurricane Harvey

Harvey's Aftermath: Upwards Movement for All Commodity Resins Prices
Hurricane Harvey’s impact continues though some impressive production and supply recovery is underway.

PE resin price trends September 2017

Commodity Resin Prices Generally Flat
The exceptions are PS and PET, though they may have bottomed out last month.

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HDPE
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MDPE
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