Understanding Packaging and the Basics
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the polyethylene dragon rising from its slumber? After months of inactivity,
North American PE makers have announced attempts to raise prices by 3 cents per
pound effective Sept. 1. Their actions are being spurred by tightness in supplies
of ethylene feedstock caused by unplanned outages at several plants, including
those operated by Dow Chemical Co., LyondellBasell Industries and Chevron
Phillips Chemical Co.
North American prices for PE - the world's largest commodity resin - hadn't changed
since a 4 cent hike took hold in February. The market has been in a historic
period of low volatility, with only five price movements - all increases -
taking hold since January 2013. By comparison, the North American PE market
averaged seven price changes per year in the decade from 2003-2012, according
to the Plastics News resin pricing chart.
Midland, Mich.-based Dow had announced a 4-cent hike for Sept. 1, but all other
producers announced 3-cent moves, leading market watchers to …