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Trade analyst predicts on resin pricing for October
LLDPE stretch film resin expected to roll flat

Also expected to hold full 5c/lb gain from September

ExxonMobil experiences LLDPE hexene issues at Texas plant  ExxonMobil Chemical is expecting limited availability for some polyethylene film grades and is likely to experience delivery delays due to operational issues at its Beaumont, Texas, plant, the company said in a letter to customers .
Trade News October 2016

Trade analyst reports on resin pricing for September
PVC - flat no change

Fresh Polyethylene Price Increase Nominated for Oct
Both Dow and LyondellBasell have nominated a $.04/lb increase for October Polyethylene contracts; this is in addition to the Sept +.05/lb.
Trade Reports September 2016

Dow Chemical Company (TDCC) will increase the selling price of all polyethylene resins in the United States by US$0.04/lb. This price increase is in addition to any previously announced price increases. Products included in this price increase are as follows: LLDPE Resins
Read the letters (DOW) (Westlake)
U.S. LLDPE Resin Producer, September 2016

Our polyethylene resin suppliers have informed us of their intentions to implement a resin price increase effective September 1st. In response all new orders received on or after September 23rd will be priced with a 6% increase.
U.S. Stretch Film Producer
Read letters (Amtopp) (Sigma) (AEP) (IPG) (Berry) (Western Plastics)

LLDPE –stretch film demand picks up in anticipation of higher prices ahead

How to play in a volatile stretch film arena
Forecast your needs for stretch film – Time to rebuild inventory in anticipation of higher stretch prices ahead.

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PVC prices stayed put for the second consecutive month after moving up a total of 6¢/lb. However, suppliers were pushing to get their June 3¢/lb increase last month, and analyst see the possibility of 1-2¢ of that hike going through by month's end (August). Upward drivers included increases in base feedstocks chlorine and ethane, an expected uptick in overseas demand, and force majeure declared by Westlake Chemical at its Kentucky plant.
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