07 November 2006 06:36 [Source: ICIS news]
By Clive Ong
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Polystyrene (PS) facilities in ?xml:namespace>
Operating rates at Singapore Denka’s 150,000-200,000 tonnes/year general purpose PS (GPPS) unit were cited at around 80-90%, down slightly from 100% in September to the first half of October, a company source said.
Singapore Total Petrochemical’s 75,000 tonnes/year high-impact PS (HIPS) plant is currently operating at full capacity, despite a decline in buying interest.
In October, spot prices of GPPS fluctuated around $1,320-1,360/tonne CFR Southeast Asia while HIPS prices were around $1,350-1,410/tonne CFR.
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