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Processors Hunt for Resin as Shortages Continue

Processors Hunt for Resin as Shortages Continue

Resin shortages are affecting North American processors as materials makers look to recover from the February ice storm that hit the Gulf Coast. Most resin makers have warned customers and placed force majeure sales limits because of their inability to produce at full...

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PP Prices Jump Because of Unprecented Shortages

PP Prices Jump Because of Unprecented Shortages

From PP prices take record leap (Plastics News): Polypropylene resin prices took what may be a record jump in February, catapulting up by 34 cents per pound in North America. That increase comes on top of PP prices already up a combined 27 cents in December and...

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Resin Market Update

Resin Market Update

We have seen a rapid escalation in resin and metal costs affecting the full range of products across the industry. Costs for many of the materials and supply resources have increased more than 10%-15%, well above normal inflationary changes, and may increase more in March.

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