U.S. ethylene facilities face annual maintenance downtime. Best advice for now, buy as needed but expect September film sales pick-up. Again, watch this space.
U.S. Stretch Film Producer September 2011
Resin markets ended August stronger as producers showed renewed intent to implement price increases. However, the market have since been fairly flat. In September, we expect PE producers to again try to enforce the same $.05/lb increase they have attempted all summer.
Resin Market Reports September 2011