LLDPE Pricing News

Commodity resin prices were mostly steady to a tad higher; trading activity improved and widespec availability increased. For the most part, Generic Prime railcars remain elusive, although some material began to appear at the end of the week. Polyethylene contracts are mostly flat in September; however, those processors that only went up $.03/lb in Aug will add $.02/lb this month, bringing the market up $.05/lb industry wide for Aug/Sept. Aug Polypropylene contracts followed monomer down $.015/lb, but will reverse in Sept and jump $.025-.04/lb.