Tag Archives: HDPE Price Chart

Plastic prices

Global reinforced plastics market growing at CAGR of 7.6% from 2013 to 2019

Global reinforced plastics market growing at CAGR of 7.6% from 2013 to 2019

The global reinforced plastics market stood at US$8.42 bln in 2012, expected to reach US$15.82 bln by the end of 2019, growing at a remarkable CAGR of 7.6% from 2013 to 2019, as per a report by Transparency Market Research. Based on product type, the market is segmented into glass fiber reinforced plastics (GFRP), carbonRead More

Plastic prices

European PS sellers aim for massive April hikes

April PS prices from Europe started to be announced with massive increases by the middle of this week, according to ChemOrbis. Although buyers expected to see €200/ton increases before the monomer contracts, a €300/ton spike on the new styrene contract settlements combined with already tight supplies paved the way for larger hikes of between €300-315/tonRead More

Plastic prices

Spread between ethylene and naphtha continues to rise in Asia

According to ChemOrbis, players in Asia report that the spread between spot prices for ethylene and naphtha continues to expand as supply limitations are pushing ethylene prices up while naphtha prices have been fluctuating along with oil markets. Spot ethylene prices witnessed further increases on the week as the heavy cracker turnaround season in SouthRead More

Plastic prices

Hefty hikes surface for April in SEA’s PP and PE markets

PP and PE prices have started to be announced for April in Southeast Asia with hefty hikes this week as per ChemOrbis pricing service. Tight supplies continue to drive both import and local markets up in the region, according to players. Monthly increases of up to $200/ton are seen in the new announcements. A SaudiRead More

Plastic prices

European PE producers aim for three-digit hikes for 2nd month

According to ChemOrbis, the European PE market is seen extending its upward trend into April as producers are aiming for three-digit hikes for a second consecutive month despite the relatively slower gains in the upstream market. An initial April ethylene contract settled up €35/ton from March towards the end of last week while the contractsRead More

Plastic prices

Asian PET sees support from upstream costs

In Asia, upstream PET production costs gained ground during this past week while crude oil and naphtha prices also showed an upward trend, according to ChemOrbis. At the moment, PET markets appear to have responded to these developments, although slowly. The high season is just around the corner and the direction of the PET marketRead More

Plastic prices

Spot prices soar for ethylene, soften for propylene in Asia

Asia has been witnessing reduced monomer supplies stemming from cracker shutdowns across the region, according to ChemOrbis. In response to the supply tightness, spot ethylene prices posted gains in the region amidst higher naphtha costs on the week. However, spot propylene prices softened in the same period as supply from PDH units in the regionRead More

Plastic prices

Is India’s PVC market nearing a peak?

Players in India report that PVC demand has shown some signs of cooling down this week following several weeks of strong activity, according to ChemOrbis. Buyers in the country are reported to have covered their needs in the past few weeks and are now said to be more cautious in their purchasing. In addition, theRead More

Top