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Polyethylene trading was limited by the lack of fresh supply as producers generally withheld their material from the spot market pending post-hurricane restarts and / or the evaluation of overall market conditions. There were a few prime railcars made available from reseller forecasted commitments later in the week and these sold fairly quickly. The majority of our truckload orders were filled from The Plastics Exchange market making inventories,... [More]
The spot Polypropylene market also took pause to assess conditions after Hurricane Beryl barreled through the Gulf which temporarily shut down some production capacity. Our Prime PP prices rose a solid cent and now sit about $.07/lb higher than the cycle low made in the beginning of May. There were ultimately limited damages to plastics facilities, though a PDH unit faced an enduring outage, further compromising already tight PGP monomer supplies... [More]
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