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MARKET NEWS October
LLDPE Resin – Plastic industry analysts are reporting PE resin pricing flat for October (no change).
Trade Reporter October 2014

 

Dow Chemical earned 72 cents per share for the third quarter, 4 cents above estimates, with revenue above consensus as well. Dow was helped by higher sales in plastics and performance materials.
Business News October 2014

 

"Polyethylene shed $.01/lb in slow and nervous trading. PE demand fell silent as sharply lower energy and feedstock prices had buyers sensing lower resin prices ahead. There was a modest increase in resin availability this past week; LDPE and LLDPE film grades have become easier to source. However, Polyethylene reactor issues have kept overall resin supplies fairly tight"

"resin trading practically screeched to a halt; massive volatility in world equity and energy prices created uncertainty in the resin markets and sent buyers to the sidelines."

"The major US energy markets fell sharply again this past week"

"Spot Polyethylene shed $.01/lb in slow and nervous trading. PE demand fell silent as sharply lower energy and feedstock prices had buyers sensing lower resin prices ahead"

"With international resin prices well below domestic levels and outlets subsequently limited, some think that the domestic offerings will continue to grow and prices eventually become pressured as production issues subside."

"resin trading slowed; buyers backed away from the market so resin offers accumulated and prices eased"

"Polyethylene supply has been a tad above average, producers have maintained pricing power."

"While cost increases seem to pass through quickly, it seems to take some time for lower costs to work their way downstream in the form of price decreases, but hope springs eternal."

 

"Product manufacturers may start to shift away from polyethylene because of high prices, according to two major plastics processors."

“We don’t know what the maximum [PE price] is, but we clearly recognize that in North America we are probably approaching that point.”

LLDPE INCREASE PENDING "there are a couple scattered $.03/lb PE increases on the table for Mid-Oct and Nov 1"

 

Polyethylene Price Increase - effective date of November 1.
Two resin producers have nominated a fresh $.03/lb price increase for Polyethylene contracts. This increase is in addition to the $.03/lb price hike that took hold for Polyethylene contracts in September. Equistar Chemicals is seeking to enforce their increase October 15; Dow Chemical has an effective date of November 1.
Trade Reports October 2014

 

BREAKING NEWS The Dow Chemical Company - Polyethylene Price Notification Effective November 1, 2014 USA. Please feel free to contact your Dow Representative should you have any questions regarding this communication. Thanks for your continuing interest and support of Dow products. (Read letter)

 

FOIL - Increase announcements (HFA) (Pactiv) (Western Plastics) (D&W) (Reynolds) (Durable) (Penny Plates)

 

TRADE NEWS: This just in

FOODSERVICE TRADE NEWS
Aluminum suppliers consolidation continues apace (Read letter)

 

US Aluminum producer Alcoa just reported a big increase in third-quarter earnings on higher aluminum prices as it cited stronger demand in some industrial segments. Net income leaped roughly six-fold from a year ago to $149m, a jump fuelled in part by a 16.4% rise in its average aluminum price.
Trade reports October 2014

 

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