Restriction on PE and PP availability in April

Restriction on PE and PP availability in April

Production problems affecting Polychim, Borealis and LyondellBasell will further restrict PE and PP availability in April.

These outages in conjunction with the unexpected resurgence in demand that occurred in February has left the European market so tight that some polymer processors are not able to source sufficient product to operate their plants. In these circumstances it is anticipated that polymer producers will achieve price increases over and above the change in monomer prices as we move into April.

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